Admission: Free & Open to the Public
Location: LH Horton Jr. Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95207
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
The LH Horton Jr Gallery presents, The Space Between History and Hope, an online exhibition that reflects on Black American history and racial injustice, as well as action for social change. The exhibition is co-curated by exhibiting artist Milton 510 Bowens and Horton Gallery Director, Jan Marlese.
As America reacts to the violent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and far too many other Black lives, the prevailing institutional and systemic racism in America is revealed once again. The ongoing struggle to overcome centuries of oppression in America over Black people calls for action against the embedded social, political, economic, and educational inequities within our society.
We believe that as an arts organization it is within our program mission to respond to this history and hope for the future through the arts. This is achieved by dedicated listening to and by providing a platform for Black voices. The Gallery seeks to engage artists to expose structures of oppression and the systemic racism that has infected our culture, while also advocating for measures to transform these racist systems.
The online exhibition presents the work of nine artists working in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, and collage. In addition, there will be two artist talks:
October 13th at 1:30pm PT, artist Steve Prince will discuss his work and present a demonstration in printmaking.
October 22nd at 1:30pm PT, artist Milton 510 Bowens will discuss his work through the lens of African American history, as well as present his new series, “Gaming the Vote,” which looks at the history of voting rights in America.
Milton 510 Bowens
Dr. Leslee Stradford
Fan Lee Warren