Legacy is artist Abe Ilo’s main focus as he strives to continue the work his late grandmother, artist Annie Lee, began. In his art installation, Faces of Black Americana or FOBA, he kept her legacy alive and crafted his own. Faces of Black Americana is the first art installation to[Read More…]
Tag: HF Juneteenth Festival
Thousands of community members gathered outside of Homewood-Flossmoor High School for its third annual Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 16. The event had 170 vendors and exhibitors, including many Black artists and Black-owned businesses. The artwork featured everything from portraits of people to pop culture-related artwork to pieces with themes[Read More…]
Homewood-Flossmoor community members embraced and celebrated the Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 17, while recalling the significance and meaning behind the holiday. It was a beautiful sunny day for guests to walk among the 170 vendors and exhibitors, meet friends, enjoy food dishes and sit and watch the entertainment. Sponsored[Read More…]
Photographer Andrew Burke-Stevenson captured scenes from the first hour of the HF Juneteenth Festival, and we talked with lead organizer Destiny Watson near the end of the event to get her assessment of how things went. More stories, photos and video to follow.