emilie croning

From the Ground Up


Nia Centre for the Arts presents:  


Facilitating their first Artist-in-Residence Program, Nia Centre for the Arts continues to expand their platform and focus on community, by building a space for black creatives from all backgrounds.

This exhibition showcases the potential and diverse expression of unheard voices. It builds on a community that has stemmed from seeking a purpose through creative outlets, while advocating for the reassertion of black bodies in places and spaces created by them and for them. From The Ground Up refers to building on a creative foundation which investigates what lies within us; who we are and our contribution to something greater than us, through art.
The exhibition will consider themes of Black life, personal histories, spirituality, identity, and Black Motherhood featuring works by Solana Cain, Aaron Jones, Desmond Miller, Shantel Miller, Soko Negash, and James Yeboah.

Throughout their residency, these artists have created new connections among themselves and their respective practices.Their work provide us with a glimpse into their impressions and expressions - a brick in the foundation of their trajectory as artists in our city.