Free Soil Arts Collective, a Lowell-based arts organizations, has scheduled the return of its Vital Voices Series with a 2021-2022 lineup of Black and Indigenous people of color (BIPOC) artists. Each month, this six-part series will highlight the work of one BIPOC artist.
First in the line-up is a discussion with Queen Allotey-Pappoe, a Ghanaian-born fiber artist and fashion designer behind the sustainable metro-cultural brand, Queen Adeline. On Sept. 10, Allotey-Pappoe will talk about her inspirations and explain how she draws upon her cross-cultural experiences living in Ghana, England and Massachusetts.
Each interview in the Vital Voices Series will be held in person at the Lowell TeleMedia Center on 246 Market St. in Lowell at noon. Everyone in attendance must wear a mask and remain socially distanced, regardless of vaccination status. All events will be posted after each interview takes place and will be uploaded to the Free Soil Arts Collective YouTube channel, found here.
The rest of this series line-up is as follows:
- Kid Renaissance: Oct. 16
- Fran Collazo: Nov. 13
- Chummeng Soun: Dec. 11
- Gwendolyn Lanier: Jan. 8
- Chi Tashi: Feb. 12
To register for the Sept. 10 conversation, click here.
To learn more about the Vital Voices Series and to RSVP for events, click here.