Innovations Update: Growth in Texas

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Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya, or AKIRASH, began his involvement with M-AAA by participating in Artist INC Austin, and in our last fiscal year, he was the recipient of an Artistic Innovations grant for his project Saso L’Oju Egun/Behind the Mask. The multimedia work involved creating ten masquerade costumes based on different religious rituals, and then a performance with the costumes, song, and dance. Akirash debuted Saso L’Oju Egun at Austin’s Fusebox festival in Spring 2018.

The project continues to grow with an exhibition and performances at Houston’s Lawndale Art Center, where it opened December 8 and will close March 3. Don’t miss an Artist Talk with Akirash on January 19, “Quest and Question.”

We are proud to have supported this project that continues to have impact in the region!