Galveston Arts Center presents Two & 1/2 Years: A Musical Celebration Album Review
In conjunction with the exhibition "Two & 1/2 Years: A Visual Celebration to the Spirit of Juneteenth," Galveston Arts Center hosts a performance by artists from the album that inspired the exhibition. Robert Hodge and Tierney Malone will speak about the process of creating the album and inspiration behind the songs. Featured artists will play a selection of works from the album including 3bubble and J. Gray, A.MADVYLXN, Shae and Lizette Cobb, Wolf Grey, Mike Hobbs Band, Dorado Seven, Michele Thibeaux, Rosewood Thievz, and Wheels of Steel DJ Imani.
"Two & 1/2 Years: A Visual Celebration to the Spirit of Juneteenth" is a collaboration between multidisciplinary artists Tierney Malone and Robert Hodge. The story of the institution of slavery in Texas and the origins of the Juneteenth celebration are reexamined and retold musically and visually. The exhibition is a visual representation of the music project "Two & 1/2 Years: A Visual Celebration to the Spirit of Juneteenth," produced by Robert Hodge and Tierney Malone, released June 19, 2016.