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Dichotomy: a poetic response to nurturing community, self awareness, and pandemic

Rev. Dr. de'Angelo DIA Charlotte, NC
2021-24: By photographing sacred spaces and through a contemporary poetic response to the patriarchs of the Old Testament, I will examine what it means to redefine which spaces and communities are considered sacred. I will be working in various communities throughout North Carolina and South Carolina including different faith traditions, skateboarding parks, abandoned mills and warehouses with street art. Through interviews with clergy, skaters, graffiti artists, barbers and stylists, I will gain a better understanding of the intersection of these communities.
de'Angelo’s Grantee Cohort

A joint project of the Ministry in the City HUB and Walls-Ortiz Gallery at City Seminary, the Creative Community Care Virtual Residency brought together socially-engaged Christian creatives from New York City, Indianapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles, Charlotte, and Corsicana (Tx) for peer mentor support, learning, and sharing. In 2021, residents developed local projects in their respective cities, exploring creative practices of care in the context of community. Projects engaged the concerns and questions of the pandemic period (mutual aid, care re-imagined for social distance, etc.) at the intersection of the arts, learning, faith, and the city. In 2022, the resident pairs offered public online workshops. In 2024, a traveling group exhibition will be on display, starting in Santa Ana, CA.

de'Angelo’s Ministry
Program focus: Arts