In Conversation with Ruth Naomi Floyd & John Dowell
OrganizationAfrican American Museum in Philadelphia
Feb 24, 2021Add To Calendar
Multidisciplinary artists, Ruth Naomi Floyd and John Dowell, sit down to explore the role memory, spirit, ancestry, and storytelling play in their creative practice and art making. Ruth Naomi Floyd has been at the forefront of creating sacred jazz vocal settings for over 20 years. As a vocalist and composer, Ruth has produced a discography with distinctive progressive jazz improvisation and multifaceted ensemble sound. A committed music educator, Ruth is Director of Jazz Studies at Cairn University and an Adjunct and Artist in Residence at Temple University. Ruth is passionate about the intersection of music and
art with culture and community through the lens of justice.
John Dowell has worked as an artist for over four decades. A master printmaker whose prints, paintings, and photographs have been featured in 50 one-person exhibitions, he is represented in the permanent collections of 70 museum and public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, France. Dowell’s photographs have been added to the collections of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Fogg Museum of Harvard University, the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Lehigh University Museum.
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