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Emmanuel Wisdom creates ‘immersive art experience’ at Black Scranton Center for Arts & Culture July 29-30

Emmanuel Wisdom creates ‘immersive art experience’ at Black Scranton Center for Arts & Culture July 29-30
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From a press release:

“UNAPXLXGETIQ” is an alternate name adopted by artist and creative designer Emmanuel Wisdom, and it is also the title of his upcoming immersive art experience in Scranton.

The exhibition is a sociological commentary on women empowerment, social justice, and worldly happenings in under-served communities around the world. Set for Friday, July 29 from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, July 30 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Black Scranton Project Center for Arts & Culture (1902 N. Main St., Scranton), this captivating cultural experience combines art, fashion, spoken word, music, body painting, drinks, and an open mic.

Wisdom, known for his bold lettering and unapologetic artworks, will have clothing, posters, paintings, and prints on display. There will be spoken word performances by Smoothwaffle, G cEYEpher, Rae.Dianz, Marley Majors, and BreakOut_Rose as well as music and spiritual vibes by DJ Shango.

Tickets for this all-ages event, which range from $18-$30, are on sale now via Ticketleap.

A graduate of Marywood University with a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design, Wisdom is the founder and creative director of UNA Design Company in Philadelphia. He specializes in hand lettering, typography, branding, graphic design, packaging, apparel design, and mural and art direction. An eye-catching example of his work can be seen in the Martin Luther King, Jr. mural in downtown Scranton.

He has worked with a variety of brands, from startups to international and small businesses, creating unique lettering-focused design solutions that educate, elevate, and inspire. Some notable clients include Freeform, Nike, Wrigley’s Gum, Reform, The Black Curriculum, Temple University, Footlocker, NFL Alumni Association, and Men’s Health.

In addition to his design and lettering services, Wisdom also offers hand lettering workshops and one-on-one mentorship for anyone interested in sharpening their lettering skills.

Black Scranton is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and local heritage initiative dedicated to archiving and celebrating the Black history and culture of the region. The Black Scranton Project aims to uplift the creative and cultural spirit in the Scranton area by supporting community artistic and ethnic representation in an effort to elevate the core of neighborhood culture. Cultivating awareness and unity, it is a platform for connecting the community to local black businesses, history, events, educators, artists, and more.

Established in 2021, the Black Scranton Project Center for Arts & Culture provides creative and recreational space for youth, teens, and adults by offering free counseling, educational classes, tutoring, job assistance, and more. PNC Bank donated its former North Scranton bank facility to the organization so Black Scranton could establish roots as a landmark of culture, equity, and justice for the Scranton community. The BSPCAC offers educational and cultural programming as well as a space to come together. It is open to the public, but most importantly it stands as a safe space for BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and marginalized communities.

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