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Cedric Harper Ancestral Language Higgins Art Gallery

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September 26, 2023
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Higgins Art Gallery at Cape Cod Community College
Tilden Art Center 2240 Iyannough Road
West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668
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Cedric Harper Ancestral Language Higgins Art Gallery

September 5th – October 14th , 2023

In Person Reception: Tuesday, September 26th, 4 pm – 7 pm

Webinar Presentation: Thursday, September 28th, 3:30 pm

HIGGINS ART GALLERY is proud to presentANCESTRAL LANGUAGE, an installation by Boston poet-artist CEDRIC HARPER.

This immersive exhibit features Boston poet-artist Cedric Harper. Wander through a forest of vertical, 3D and 2D pieces, with literal texts and symbolic marks, borrowing from global gestural languages. Cedric channels his forbears with his ideas wandering across a broad landscape, landing on love, loss, style, queerness, and perseverance. He innovates in the scrambling of language embedded in many works.

Cedric Harper was at first a contemporary dancer for the New York Alvin Ailey Company. Later Harper moved to Boston to worked in healthcare as an advocate for individuals with disabilities. He has embraced full-time art making for the last 15 years.

Please come to view the exhibition. We are located in the Tilden Art Center at Cape Cod Community College.

Our weekly hours are Monday 9:30 – 6:30, Tuesday 11- 6:30, Wednesday 2:30 – 6:30,

Thursday 11 – 6:30  and Friday 12:30 to 6:00.

CEDRIC HARPER’s In-Person Reception is Tuesday, September 26 from 4:00 to 7:00.

A special Webinar Event with CEDRIC HARPER will take place on September 28 at 3:30.

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We look forward to seeing you!



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