Sunday, Jan 17, 12 PM

Virtual Discussion: “And the Youth Shall Lead:” Perspectives on Art & Leadership

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

On Facebook Live, join the CAC for a virtual discussion hosted by CAC Teen Board members as they chat with "Make America What America Must Become" artists Langston Allston, Caroline Sinders, and Derrick-Woods Morrow, about how art influences democracy and informs their artistic practices. ** Watch the stream on the CAC's Facebook page at facebook.com/contemporaryartscenterneworleans ** This event is part of "Dreaming While Awake," A Celebration and Reflection of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Learn more at cacno.org/dreamingwhileawake About the Artists: Langston Allston is a New Orleans based painter and muralist. Langston was born in Champaign, Illinois in 1991, and studied painting at the University of Illinois. Since leaving school he has traveled the country researching and creating public artworks and large scale paintings. He moved to New Orleans in 2015, and has been producing murals and installation work in the city since. Langston continues to show at galleries around the country, like the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art in Brooklyn, and YCA in Chicago. Follow him on Instagram at @langstonallston Caroline Sinders is a machine learning researcher and artist obsessed with language, culture and images. Her work explores the intersections between technology, trauma, and society and looks at AI and online networked, conversational spaces. Her work has been featured in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Modern's Tate Exchange, MoMA Ps1, the Modern Art Museum of Bologna, Ars Electronica, as well as others. She has held residencies with the Harvard Kennedy School, Pioneer Works, Eyebeam, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Ars Electronica AI Lab, the Mozilla Foundation and has collaborated with the Southern Poverty Law Center, the United Nations, as well as others. She is the founder of Convocation Design + Research an agency focusing on the use of machine learning and design for public good. Derrick Woods-Morrow received his MFA in Photography from the School of Art Institute of Chicago in 2016, and was most recently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Photography and teaching artist at the University of Illinois Chicago. His work exhibited in collaboration with Paul Mpagi Sepuya in the 2019 Whitney Biennial; in the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; in YNCI V: Detroit Art Week Expo; in Photography Now: THE SEARCHERS, curated by Maurice Berger and Marvin Heiferman at The Center for Photography at Woodstock; and Down Time: On the Art of Retreat at the Smart Museum Chicago. In Winter of 2019, his second short film, 'much handled things are always soft' debuted in collaboration with the VISUAL AIDS 30th Annual Day With(out) ART programming at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art LA, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Brooklyn Museum, The New Museum & over a hundred institutions worldwide. He is the 2020 Edith and Philip Leonian fellow at the Center of Photography Woodstock, an alum of the Fire Island Artist Residency, Chicago Artists Coalition’s Bolt Residency, and is a recipient of the 2018 Artadia Award. About the CAC Teen Board The CAC's Teen Board engages New Orleans area high school students to serve on a museum board and participate in a series of professional development and skill workshops from top arts administration professionals in New Orleans and beyond. Learn more at cacno.org/teenboard