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2019 Schedule of Events

& Panels

Jessica Stafford Davis, founder of The Agora Culture and Art on the Vine

Jessica Stafford Davis, founder of The Agora Culture and Art on the Vine

I am excited to celebrate the 5th installment of Art on the Vine (AOTV) presented by The Agora Culture. This year will feature 17 contemporary Black Women visual artists of color working in various disciplines; Savage-Lewis Artist Residents, presenting new collaborative works completed on the Vineyard during their stay this summer; as well as AOTV Convening: a progressive series of panel discussions and conversations.

2019 Guest Special Projects Curator

Photo credit: Florian Koenigsberger

Photo credit: Florian Koenigsberger

Niama Safia Sandy is a New York-based cultural anthropologist, curator, musician and essayist. She believes that we personify the wildest dreams and joys of our ancestors. Simply put, this is the core mandate of her work. Niama’s curatorial practice delves into the human story - through the application and critical lenses of culture, healing, history, migration, music, race and ritual. She sees her role as that of an agitator - one who endeavors to simultaneously call into question and make sense of the seemingly arbitrary nature of modern life and to celebrate our shared humanity in the process. Sandy is fascinated by the ways in which history, economics, migration and other social forces and constructs have shaped culture and identity. Her aim is to leverage history, the visual, written and performative arts - chiefly those of the Global Black Diaspora - to tell stories we know in ways we have not yet thought to tell them and to lift us all to a higher state of historical, ontological and spiritual wholeness in the process.  



Martha’s Vineyard


Dr. Daniel Fisher House

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