Shine a Light on Douglass!
The Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commemoration Committee invited the RIT Big Shot Team to celebrate the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass through a participatory community based art project on February 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Highland Park Bowl in Rochester.
“Our role is to capture a unique and creatively innovative visual of the Frederick Douglass statue, where community members will bring their own light to shine,” said Michael Peres, Professor of Biomedical Photography and Associate Chair of the School of Photographic Art Sciences at RIT. “We will honor Douglass, a leader ahead of his time, who brought his light and found a way for a community to move forward during very turbulent times.”
To be a part of this photographic moment, bring your own flashlight to shine a light on the statue of one Rochester’s most iconic abolitionist leaders in the nation. Everyone will be invited to warm up with hot chocolate and cookies after the photo shoot at the Highland Park Olmsted Lodge.
The final photograph will be on display during the No Soil Better: Art and the Living Legacy of Frederick Douglass at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center.