Cultural Development

Black Men Missing : : Missing Black Men

Pop-up Gallery Flyer

Social Justice:  The State of our Environment, a collaboration with Phantom  Gallery

Pop-up Gallery Exhibit Installation at the historic Overton Hygienic Building November 1 - 30, 2018

Veterans Day Weekend 2018

Parade Photo 201 8,  Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. Blvd

21018 Centennial WWl, 99th Veterans Parade Presented by George L. Giles Post #87

The Fighting Eighth, 8th Regiment Armory, George L. Giles Post #87

Bronzeville Military History, feature story South Shore Current, Nov 2018

Overton School Exhibit: Classroom 110 Activation

vintage new clip

A collaborative Exhibition with Common Grounds, a project of Borderless Studios

We explored the intersection between Thrift & Innovation.....Hustle

Innovation Metropolis "A Monument to Negro Thrift and Enterprise" -- Anthony Overton

The General Store


Innovation Metropolis

"A Monument to Negro Thrift and Enterprise" -- Anthony Overton

The activation illustrates Anthony Overton and the history of Bronzeville as the Black Metropolis and distills the idea of making community from thrift, innovation and hustle. Found objects, media and lights were used to create an environment that alludes to making something out of very little.

Question: “What’s the spirit of Anthony Overton and how can we infuse it into a room for the benefit of the community?”

Deciding on THRIFT, INNOVATION  & HUSTLE  as the markers of the man Overton, the team committed to using only items readily available or immediately at hand (THRIFT), arranging them in the most artistic way possible (INNOVATION), and work hard to complete the project while blending together each team members unique ideas about the space with the call-out for community support (HUSTLE).

Bronzeville Smart Team:
Lead Artist:  Michael Thomas*
Lead Architect: Ann Panope
Paula Robinson, Walter Freeman* Ann Nicklin
Daryl Hite, Nancy Jackson

*Community Residents

Special Thanks to Community Contributors;
Tangible Things Retail Store, Bronzeville Babies Collection, Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council, Bronzeville Emporium 


Developing Bronzeville as a Sustainable International African American Heritage Tourism Destination

Heritage Tourism Operators