Sharon Prince welcomes, Carrie Mae Weems to Grace Farms to deliver a meaningful speech. Carrie is a well known artist that uses her text, words, and speech to open the eyes of viewers to think about the violence and injustice in the world. She performed a remarkable show at Grace Farms called, Past Tense. Carrie discussed her violent passed and tried to persuade her audience to consider the problems we are experiencing with race, injustice, violence, and inequality. The end of the show leaves the audience with hope of the future to believe that we can accomplish the impossible. Even after her own struggles through the cruel world, Carrie still remains hopeful towards a better future.
Sharon Prince welcomed Carrie for her moving performance, and because what she fights for goes along with what Sharon fights for. Sharon also remains hopeful and believes that having hope could be the start of change. Sharon said, Carrie’s “decades-long meditations on recurrent subjects, including violence, systems and consequences of power, and sexism resonate with the Foundation’s core initiatives,” said Sharon Prince. “Her interdisciplinary work will add a new perspective in our mission to create more grace and peace in the world.” Carrie has been in the artistry business for over 30 years and has collaborated with other well known artists as well. She has also won awards for her work.
Sharon had so many ideas when stepping into Grace Farms and creating the Grace Farms foundation. She wanted a place for others to enjoy and experience the beauty of Grace Farms. The admission is free and Grace Farms is open to the public 6 days a week. Grace Farms has changed the lives of many individuals, and welcoming Carrie opened the eyes of everyone there.
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