Local artist honors Black queer voices in downtown projected works

Photo courtesy of Campaign for Southern Equality

Press release from Campaign for Southern Equality:

On June 19 (Juneteenth), Liz Williams projected a gorgeous video and other art work on Vance Monument and the Asheville Art Museum. The project is intended to honor the lives of Black folks stolen through police brutality and transphobic violence. Liz Williams is a Black and queer artist who wanted to bring attention to the fact that while lives have been stolen and destroyed by police brutality, racism, and transphobia, Black queer people remain and refuse to be erased.

Projected onto the Asheville Art Museum was a video featuring renderings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and Marsha P. Johnson. Projected onto the Vance monument were the words “Defend Black Lives” and “Black Lives Matter.”

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