The Short Stories of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Free with museum admission
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s creative practice moves between visual art and literature. As both a writer and a painter, she creates mysterious and captivating fictional characters that emerge and develop on both the page and the canvas. In this program, the Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers will recite and perform some of Yiadom-Boakye’s short stories in the gallery alongside her work, bringing to life the imaginary figures she paints.
The Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers is a non-profit cultural organization whose purpose is to perpetuate black storytelling and the oral tradition. They are storytellers, writers, poets, musicians, quilters, doll makers, puppeteers, teachers, librarians and more, who seek to use the African oral tradition to share their cultural heritage, history and social values from one generation to another. CABS is an affiliate of the National Association of Black Storytellers, which is based in Baltimore and is comprised of over 400 storytellers in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Their programming includes networking, training programs, research, public performance and collaborations with other cultural arts organizations and artists of various disciplines.