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ArtsTalk: The Black Arts Movement in Boston and Beyond

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The Outsider Artist Speaks

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As we air our show at it's new time, 7-9 p.m. ET on Fridays, we also are debuting our new series, "ArtsTalk", shows on which Chandler and other artists talk about historical events, issues and experiences as artists. On the first of the series, we'll discuss The Black Arts Movement of the 60s and 70s.
How did it get started and why? Was it a response to the Black Power Movement or did it precede that movement? How was like and unlike the Negro Renaissance of the 1920s? We've invited special guests and we'll talk about this and more.
Called "controversial", a "Black Power Artist", "activist artist" and "Outsider Artist", Chandler, 70, was born in 1941 in Lynn, MA. He is best known for the edgy, colorful, controversial and hotly-debated artistic statements of his 1960’s-1980’s works. 
Because he continues to evolve, his messages change to reflect his personal evolution, he is still an interesting, provocative speaker who can speak and/or lecture brilliantly about the historical relevance of his art and his activism to the worldwide struggle for race and gender equality as well as bridge the generation gap that is confounding this country’s leadership and confronting America as we move into the “internationalist” phase of our own evolution.
The show is co-hosted and produced by Dahna M. Chandler, an award-winning journalist and the artist agent for Prof. Dana. C. Chandler.
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