STILL SEARCHING Art Exhibit - by Artist Damon Lamar Reed

"Art is Business" Join artist Damon Lamar Reed in his quest to bring missing Black women in Chicago home through the Still Searching project.

 STILL SEARCHING Art Exhibit - The Artisan Collective - South Shore Chamber of Commerce by Artist Damon Lamar Reed

About this event
This Black History Month, experience a vivid series of portraits of missing Black women and girls in the Chicagoland area at the Still Searching exhibit by Damon Lamar Reed, a prolific Chicago hip-hop artist, and muralist.

On February 25, between 6pm - 9pm, join to learn more about this project, raising awareness about missing black women in Chicago. See the portraits and then catch a sneak peek of the upcoming documentary on the project, which has received funding from Hulu through the Hulu/Kartemquin Accelerator Program.

This event is free to the public with a suggested donation of $10 per attendee. Proceeds from prints, raffles, and donations will go to the Still Searching project to support public artwork that raises awareness of missing women in Chicago.

Refreshments will be served.

About Damon Lamar Reed

There's truth to the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Artist Damon Lamar Reed brings that truth to reality. From hip-hop to public art, he strives to create messages that reach the depth of the human condition.

After graduating from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Damon began his career as an artist and entrepreneur. To date, he has created over 280 public art projects, including works for Super Bowl 46, Showtime(The Chi), Gatorade, the Chicago Blackhawks, Ticketmaster, and Sears, to name a few. His work is featured in books such as Kym Pinders', Painting the Gospel: Public Art and Religion in Chicago. During the George Floyd riots, the BBC featured Damon's art's impact; recently, News Nation, ABC, CBS, WGN, and NBC featured him because of his latest series, Still Searching, where he paints portraits of missing women in Chicagoland. He is also filming a documentary with the same name backed by Hulu, Kartemquin Films, and Still, I Rise Films.