Crocodile River Music was founded in 2011 to provide opportunities for emerging and established artists from Africa and evoke new ways of cultural thinking in New England. This past year their “Live at 5!” programs, streamed on Facebook and Instagram was a way to bring joy, music, and connection into the community. From mini dance classes to interviews, musical jams, and more, they brought hope and light into homes across New England and beyond. Visit their website to view some of the past sessions.
This past week they put out a call for artists for 2021 for local Worcester artists whose work connects to or is inspired by Africa and/or the African Diaspora. Musicians, singers, dancers, visual artists, sculptors, storytellers, and creators of all kinds are encouraged to apply. There is a rolling application process for these paid opportunities. Additional information can be found at https://linktr.ee/crocodilerivermusic.
This week for #508Fridays, we are talking about ArtsWorcester. With their new(ish) gallery on Portland Street in Worcester, ArtsWorcester engages artists and the public to advance and celebrate contemporary art. They produce solo, small group, and member exhibitions and work with regional museums to offer artists opportunities.
ArtsWorcester has two exhibits opening on December 3, 2020, that will be viewable in-person or online. In the West Gallery, celebrate the artists who nurture the next generation of creatives in our city in State of Being: Works by Worcester Public Schools Visual Arts Faculty. Cross the corridor into the East Gallery and immerse yourself in the provocative and whimsical Along the Wrack Line, a solo show featuring new works by Present Tense Prize winner Rebecca McGee Tuck.