The New York Times has an article about a show in Brooklyn. It turns out that the woman in the accompanying picture, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, has roots in East Palo Alto and a master’s in education from Stanford, and also taught in East Palo Alto. She’s 34.
Maybe we should find her a show out here, near her hometown.
edit to add: I had two brief conversations with 8th Floor gallery a program of the Donald and Shelley Rubin Foundation in New York City, that had also been reviewed in NYT and worked with KJR. More to come on this story.
At the Brooklyn Historical Society gallery, she curated an oral history set that accompanies or catalyzes a visual demonstration pertaining to the history of Islam. (You can surmise by her appearance and outfit and name that KJR is Muslim). The Times coverage is by Julia Jacobs. I listened briefly to an interview with a Mohammed Fayez.
Ok, I admit I am a bit confused and covering three different intertwined topic, and fuzzy on Kameelah’s exact role, besides giving me a spark or opening this morning.