The Morlan Gallery at Transylvania University presents The Thirteen, a visual art exhibition and live musical/spoken word performance paying homage to thirteen black women and girls who were lynched or otherwise violently murdered in Kentucky.
According to event organizers, “The Thirteen seeks to enshrine the shared history of the thirteen women and girls and will feature photographs and video by Angel Clark as well as pieces by Bianca Spriggs including original poetry, pen and ink drawings, and resin skulls. The exhibit will show in Morlan Gallery from January 16-February 15….The Thirteen will feature performances by an ensemble of Kentucky musicians and vocalists paired with spoken word poetry by Bianca Spriggs. This event is free and open to the public with a suggested cash donation of $10.
Musicians include Willie Eames, David Farris, Jami Shumake-Young, Michelle Hollis, Paul Michael Brown, Caleb Ritchie, Sheisty Khrist, JustMe, Heather Victoria Heim, Jeremiah Muwanga, The Jarflies (Mason Colby & Art Mize) and Marcus Wilkerson.”