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Keeping it Reel: Black History Month + Pop Up Digital Exhibition

In partnership with BIPOC Foundation and Arts Marvels

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Keeping it Reel: Black History Month + Pop Up Digital Exhibition

Thursday, February 29 from 7 – 9 pm

Bold Ventures (documentary about local black entrepreneurs), 30 minutes
Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace (art documentary about the artist’s series of paintings of black women for an exhibition by the same name in New York), 39 minutes
Opening Reception for Pop-Up Digital Exhibition of local artists

Bold Ventures

2024, 25 minutes
Bold Ventures is a captivating documentary series that explores the bold and innovative ventures of Black entrepreneurs in Lethbridge. Through interviews with business owners and community leaders, the film provides a firsthand look at the impact of these businesses on the local economy and community.

Embark on a riveting exploration of resilience, triumph, and innovation in the heart of Lethbridge with this inaugural episode of Bold Ventures. Clement, a featured individual, takes center stage, unveiling captivating stories of Black entrepreneurs who have overcome challenges with sheer hard work, consistency, and resilience, serving as a beacon of inspiration and motivation.

Dive into the vibrant narrative as the spotlight shines on Gem Genesis, a standout business nestled in the heart of Lethbridge. This exotic African store serves as a living testament to the diversity and richness of Black entrepreneurship, offering an immersive shopping experience that celebrates the continent’s art, fashion, and accessories. With a vibrant mix of colors and textures, Gem Genesis is not just a store; it’s a cultural destination that echoes the unique stories and heritage of Africa.

This episode sets the stage for a powerful journey, emphasizing the vital role of Black entrepreneurs in shaping the local business landscape. The series pays tribute to the visionary spirit that breaks down barriers, creating new opportunities and underlining the importance of diversity and inclusivity in entrepreneurship. Join us in celebrating the pioneering endeavors that make Lethbridge’s business community vibrant and dynamic. Don’t miss this impactful introduction, a testament to the resilience and creativity of Black entrepreneurs in the Lethbridge community.

Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace
2014, 39 minutes
Famous for his vibrant reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring African-American men, New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley has turned the practice of portraiture on its head and in the process has taken the art world by storm. An Economy of Grace follows the artist as he steps out of his comfort zone to create a series of paintings of women for the first time. Wiley casts his models on the streets of New York and then enlists Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy to create couture gowns for each woman. The film traces the artist’s process from concept to canvas as he reveals to us another side of black femininity.

Casa Community Room, 230 8 St S
Free, drop-in event. In partnership with BIPOC Foundation and Arts Marvels

Thursday February 29, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Casa Community Room

230 8 St S, Lethbridge, CA T1J 5H2


an image split into 2 sections. On the left, the text "Bold Ventures, powered by BIPOC Foundation, Season 1, Episode 1" overlayed on top of a max in a red coat behind a camera. On the right, a woman with a beautiful up-do hairstyle facing away in a flowing navy coloured dress, the surrounding background image is of green leaves interspersed with coloured flowers. Text overtop reads " Kehinde Wiley - An economy of grace"