Coffee @ Ten with Patrick Earl Hammie at Crooked Tree Arts Center

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    The October 1st Coffee @ Ten talk in Traverse City is with Patrick Earl Hammie, the featured artist of Foreword: A Solo Exhibition by Patrick Earl Hammie at Crooked Tree Arts Center.

    Illinois-based artist Patrick Earl Hammie uses figuration across traditional media to examine past and present black diasporic experiences and think-through themes related to cultural identity, social equity, narrative, and the body in visual culture. Through portraits and allegories, Hammie explores the complexities of identity, emotion, and family by layering existing histories with new narratives and navigating the tensions between feeling and knowledge, power and violence, and vulnerability and tenderness.