Meeting with Artist Centers on Race and Fatherhood

Meeting with Artist Centers on Race and Fatherhood
Posted on 06/13/2018
Cbabi GHAA Discussion

A group of high schoolers from CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts took a trip down to CPTV to attend a public forum with noted visual artist Cbabi Bayoc. In what was billed as a Father’s Day discussion, Bayoc discussed with the students his “365 Days With Dad” project. This particular work, conceived in 2012, was a project in which he painted a different father for each day of the year.It’s concept was to change the narrative around fatherhood and people of color. The students all took part in the powerful discussion, which centered around fatherhood. The impact on the young people was so strong, they carried on the discussion on the bus ride back to school.

Cbabi Bayoc has a Bachelors in Arts from Grambling State University. His name is an acronym for “Creative Black Artist Battling Ignorance and Blessed African Youth of Creativity.” His work is designed to illuminate daily struggles people of color face on a daily basis.

You can view the 365 Days with Dad Project here..

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