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Hearts of Liberation: A Celebration of Radical Black Love as Collective Care

May 4 June 29

Kennedy Heights Arts Center

Free Admission

Hearts of Liberation

See the Hearts of Liberation art exhibition at Kennedy Heights Arts Center from May 4 to June 29.

In a world marked by struggle and injustice, Hearts of Liberation: A Celebration of Radical Black Love as Collective Care emerges as a beacon of hope—a testament to the unwavering power of love, resilience, and community. This group exhibition, curated by Cincinnati artist Asha the Artist, delves into the profound concept of Radical Black Love as a driving force behind the ongoing movement for Black liberation.

Through a curated collective of artworks gleaned from a public open call and special invitations, this show explores how the richness of Black love, fueled by collective care and activism, has shaped the past, informs the present, and propels us toward a more just and equitable future.

This exhibition traces the evolution of Radical Black Love from its historical roots to the present day. It celebrates the activists, organizers, and everyday heroes who have embodied this love and demonstrates how it has sustained and empowered communities through generations. Each piece of art contributes to weaving a narrative of hope, resilience, and solidarity and celebrates love as a communal force for transformation.

Exhibiting Artists: Zuri Ali, Nytaya Babbitt, Ron Blassingame, Michael Coppage, Asa Featherstone IV, Angela Franklin, (Naj) Janice Frierson –Edwards, Terence Hammonds, Magnus Juliano, Faith Lewis, LaRenda Nelms, Mark Rozic, Joi Sears, Kimberly Wilfong Sigman, Ryene Smith

Admission to Hearts of Liberation

Admission to Hearts of Liberation is free and open to the public.

Hearts of Liberation Events

Opening Reception

Saturday, May 4, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Featuring light refreshments and a live DJ.

Curator Talk

Saturday, June 1, 1 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Kennedy Heights Arts Center Venue Details

The Kennedy Heights Arts Center is housed in the 1875-built former home of Lewis Kennedy. Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s mission is to enhance the surrounding community’s life through arts and cultural experiences that embrace diversity, foster creativity, and build community. 100% of their programs are accessible to everyone regardless of ability to pay.

Tuesdays – Fridays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Free onsite parking is available for guests.

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Images provided by Kennedy Heights Arts Center

6546 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati,OH45213United States
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