Juneteenth Celebration at Alice Austen House
Saturday, June 19, 2021
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Performances by Pamela Sneed and andriniki mattis.
Pamela Sneed is a New York-based poet, writer, performer and visual artist, author of Funeral Diva, out with City Lights in Fall 2020, as well as Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom than Slavery, KONG and Other Works, Sweet Dreams and two chaplets, Gift by Belladonna and Black Panther. She has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Artforum, Hyperallergic and on the cover of New York Magazine. She is online faculty in SAIC’s low res MFA teaching Human Rights and Writing Art and has also been a Visiting Artist at SAIC in the program for 4 consecutive years. She has performed at the Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Poetry Project , MCA, The High Line , New Museum and Toronto Biennale. She delivered the closing keynote for Artist, Designers, Citizens Conference/a North American component of the Venice Biennale at SAIC. She appears in Nikki Giovanni’s, “The 100 Best African American Poems.” In 2018, she was nominated for two PushCart Prizes in poetry.
andriniki mattis is a non-binary poet, who has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Poets House and The Poetry Project. They earned an M.A in Creative Writing and Education, from Goldsmiths University of London, and a B.A in Political and Poetic Resistance, from Brooklyn College. Their work has appeared in Nepantla, Cortland Review, Paperbag Journal, Pariah's Anthology, Typo Mag, THEM journal, and elsewhere. andriniki is from and currently living in Brooklyn.
The Alice Austen House is partnering with Worthless Studios to program an outdoor stage designed by Tony DiBernado which will be installed on our grounds for a period of 6 weeks, May 12 - June 30 with 3 distinct performances offered free of charge to the public. All performances are on the lawn, socially distanced and masked in accordance with social distancing guidelines