Learning the culture
Quetzal Helme, right, looks to his elder, Tatanka Gibson, for assurance as the youngster performs a traditional Native American dance during the Great American Indian Expo last Saturday at Richmond Raceway. Please see more photos, Page B2.
This rain-swept view from Libby Hill Park in the East End displays the bucolic side of Richmond. Instead of urban hustle and bustle, the scene shows a city engulfed in a soft fog that, with the hedge of colorful trees, obscures the view of the James River. Only an apartment building with an iconic smokestack provides a reminder of the crowded streets nearby.
Squirrel camouflaged in the East End
Honoring ancestors and culture // Dancers in traditional dress perform the “Honor Dance,” memorializing members of their Native American tribes during the Great American Indian Expo last Saturday at Richmond Raceway.
Honoring ancestors and culture// The powwow featured Native American arts and crafts, food and entertainment, including a traditional drum circle, shown below. The two-day event drew people from across the region.
Lighting up the city // Broad Street is electric with light and creativity during InLight Richmond, an evening exhibition of projects that illuminated buildings, walls and sidewalks in Downtown last Friday. More than 20 artists and teams put together the lighted sculptures, videos, performances and other projects during the 10th annual outdoor show sponsored by the 1708 Gallery between 1st and Henry streets on Broad Street. Left, a spectator checks out “Union” by Younan Ghebrial and Ian Hess, that combines wood, papyrus, acrylic glow in the dark paint and black lights.
Passersby enjoy “Electric Carnival” by Todd Berreth, Lee Cherry, Patrick Fitzgerald and Emil Polyak,
Lanterns decorated by participants hang on a fence before the event’s Lantern Parade.
Hula Hoops, light up the night.
Justice walk //
Colorful signs that read “Keep Kids Free” and “#PrisonsDontWork” are carried by young people of Richmond to bring awareness to the school-to-prison pipeline during last Friday’s 3rd Annual Juvenile Justice Parade in Downtown. Artists, community activists, faith leaders and formerly incarcerated individuals marched in solidarity to protest the placement of youths in lock-up instead of community-based alternatives. The parade, hosted by ART 180 and the Legal Aid Justice Center, concluded at ATLAS, ART 180’s youth gallery, 114 W. Marshall St. in Jackson Ward. The gallery is showcasing “My Reality,” a virtual reality installation created by teens affected by Richmond’s juvenile justice system.