Time: October 8, 2016 to November 19, 2016
Location: William Grant Still Arts Center
Street: 2520 S. West View Street
City/Town: Los Angeles, California 90016
Website or Map: http://wgsac.wordpress.com
Event Type: art, exhibit, photography
Organized By: William Grant Still Arts Center
Latest Activity: Oct 22, 2016
Intersections: Valena Broussard Dismukes
October 8-November 19
Opening: Saturday, October 8 from 3-6 p.m.
Artist Walk Through: Saturday, November 5 from 1-4 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12 Noon-5 p.m.
Intersections: Valena Broussard Dismukes will present a photographic and biographical look through the artistic and creative process of View Park-based photographer Valena Broussard Dismukes, opening on Saturday, October 8 with a reception from 3:00-6:00 p.m and open for viewing through November 19. Works, photographed over the last 35 years, will include black and white compositions from Dismukes’ series and noted publication The Red and Black Connection on the topic of Black Native American Indians, as well as a color series of local and international photos that depict a diversity of people and cultures locally, nationally, and internationally in locations neighborhoods across Los Angeles including in Leimert Park, and from travels across six continents.
About the Artist:
Valena Broussard Dismukes, of African, Choctaw, and European heritage, is an award-winning Los Angeles based photojournalist with a special interest in portrait, travel, and street photography. Dismukes has been a photographer since 1972 after first taking classes with Marion Palifi at the Inner City Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Her photos have appeared in various publications including World Tennis, Essence, Cowboys and Indians, and Mother Earth. She has participated in over fifty solo and group shows and has been the recipient of grants from the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, the Long Beach Arts Council, the Indiana Humanities Council, and the Missouri History Museum. Dismukes has lectured at numerous institutions on the topic of Black Indians and is a board member of the American Indian Scholarship Fund of Southern California. In addition, she is a writer and sculptor. Dismukes credits the William Grant Still Arts Center as a part of her own creative development as a photographer.