Muralist Monique Luck partnered with North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green are bringing their creative partnership to develop The Communion of White Dresses; an interactive installation using the text of Green’s poem of the same title. Reimagining tradition, symbolism & representation at the intersection of the black female body politic, this new collaborate work will serve as primary sources to invite female audiences to share the stories of generational white dress culture while serving as living documents that manifests the Afrofuture through art.
Monique Luck is an award-winning international artist and muralist. She has exhibited her work frequently at galleries and museums across the US including: The African American Museum of Dallas, The South Carolina State Museum, and the Heinz History Center Museum in Pittsburgh. She was chosen to receive one of the emerging artist scholarships for the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was also honored to be chosen as one of the 25 honorees of the Woman and Girls Foundation’s celebration of Women in the Material World at the Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh. Monique’s work as a public muralist with the Sprout Fund is featured in the PBS Documentary, “It’s the Neighborhoods.” She was also awarded a grant from the Multicultural Arts Initiative in Pittsburgh to create a permanent mural Installation in honor of August Wilson.