Future Antebellum Opening Reception

By Art Sanctuary (other events)

Friday, June 9 2017 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Join us on June 9th for the opening of our Summer 2017 gallery exhibition, Future Antebellum, featuring the works of Philly-based artist, Shawn TheodoreHe will walk us through his work, and refreshments will be served!   

Shawn Theodore is a multidisciplinary Philadelphia-based artist working in photography, video, and collage. His practice embodies a defiant brand of black artistry; one that focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of African American and African Diaspora identities and otherness, while exploring concepts of race, sepirituality, patriarchy, matriarchy and class structure within disappearing Black communities. For more on the artist and his projects, please visit

Art Sanctuary is dedicated to bringing Philadelphians together through the unique community-building power of black art. We celebrate diversity passionately, understanding the unparalleled strength we gain by embracing our cultural differences.

We use this strength to provide opportunities where they do not yet exist; when Philadelphia schools are underfunded and inner city neighborhoods underserved, Art Sanctuary sees possibilities and works to bring them to life through the transformative influence of black art in the community.

Art Sanctuary is just that; we’ve worked tirelessly to build a safe place for creative expression and development of not just the community, but the self. We believe this sanctuary transcends physical space, and that the idea of “home” is one we carry with us. Home is a place that is welcome to all, and shaped by the relationships which inspire us. For more about us and our work, please visit

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