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Snuggy Bear Presents: MLK Day 2022

January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Live programming from 12p-5p on WQRT 99.1 FM
TImes are subject to change.
SunggyBear Presents
12:00 Oreo Jones
(Opening introduction building understanding of concept.)
12:15 Ashley Gurvitz (Community Advocate)
12:45 Tiana Cain (APLR Artist, Entrepreneur)
1:15 Thomas Kneeland (Published Poet)
1:45 Rebecca Robinson (Visual Artist, “18 Collective”)
2:15 Oreo Jones (APLR Artist, Recording Artist, Station Manager)
2:45 Carrington Clinton (APLR Artist, Performing Artist)
3:15 Quinton Holland (Counselor and Therapist, Entrepreneur)
3:45 Andrea Hunley (IPS Principal, State Senate Candidate)
4:30 Ebony Chappel
Closing of the day rebuilding understanding of concept.
About Snuggy Bear
Largely underrepresented in museums and galleries, “Snuggy Bear”, Dr. Jarrod Nicholas Dortch is part of a movement of Black artists and curators who are hosting exhibits and creating work that shines a light on Black culture. He has been affiliated with Big Car as a Community Artist and Gardener at the Tube Factory artspace. He is also a member of “The Eighteen” a collective of local artists who made history by painting the #BlackLivesMatter mural on historic Indiana Avenue in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Since this offering he has been part of exhibitions and programs at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and The Indianapolis Art Center, curated “Art and Vinyl” an annual celebration of Black art and music for Big Car and has received several grants to create artworks throughout the city. His work was displayed on downtown storefronts during the NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Tournament as part of #SWISH. Dortch serves as both a professor of communication and a business owner. He owns and operates Solful Gardens, a natural produce provider in Central Indiana that brings quality food access to urban areas that are underserved with an overall focus on food equity. He also has created Snuggy Bear Presents as a way to further disrupt the status quo of contemporary and fine art. With roots in art, community, and education, Snuggy Bear is leveraging these disciplines to help promote personal and communal growth one bespoke curation at a time.


January 17
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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99.1 WQRT
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