LES Black and Red by Dennis RedMoon Darkeem 

Opening: Saturday June 19th

M’Finda Kalunga Garden’s annual Juneteenth Celebration.
Rivington Street at Chrystie

LES Black and Red, an installation honoring the Black and Indigenous histories of the Lower East Side.

11:45am gathering at M’Finda Kalunga Garden
12pm libation and performance


About the Artist

Mr. Dennis RedMoon Darkeem is Bronx born and raised. He is of Yamassee Creek-Seminole Native American and African American descent. Dennis has been an Artist and Art educator for over 10 years working in the DOE, Private and Charter schools in the South Bronx and Harlem. He received his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts and his Master’s in Art Direction from Pratt
Institute. Over the years. He’s been an Artist in Residence with many art organizations like Wave Hill, the Laundromat Project, The Point, Surf Point foundation, Bronx Children’s Museum, I.C.P, and Jamaica Arts Center. Dennis has exhibited his work at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Brooklyn Museum of the Arts, La Mama Theater, The MoMA, Bronx Art Space, Rush Gallery, The Judaic Museum of Art, and Smack Mellon, and has received fellowships and scholarships from the NYSFA, NYC Teachers Foundation, Marko Roth scholarship, and Price Waterhouse Fellowship award.


Image Credit: “Stolen People Stolen Land” (2021) series, Collage on 1880 land Deed-2 by Dennis RedMoon Darkeem