About Place Journal

About Place Journal is a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society. Janet is pleased to be included in The Future Imagined Differently issue of About Place Journal, edited by Patricia Spears Jones.

DIG

“In archeology, we dig beneath the surface, an activity that is both literal and figurative. “The dig” also becomes the site of an excavation into the layers of history beneath us, our history. The deeper we dig, the more we uncover and learn about who we were and who we are and perhaps where we would like to go. The …

2014 Art & the Environment Photo Contest: Notable Entry

Janet’s photograph was chosen as a Notable Entry by the Theo Westenberger Estate and is featured on their Facebook page : Today’s Notable Entry is by Photographer JANET GOLDNER, Entitled “Pottery, Kalabougou, Mali” Description: “Kalabougou, Mali is a village renowned for its potters and pottery partly because of the quality of the clay found in and around the village.The women …

KAWRAL: Malian Visual Artists contribute to Mali’s REVIVAL

We are pleased to announce the publication of a catalogue to document the visual artists’ residency which took place in Mali in April, 2014. KAWRAL was an artistic residency that took place in Mopti in March, 2014. 25 professional artists from throughout Mali worked for three weeks on the themes Reconciliation, Peace and Social Cohesion. Works produced during the residency …

Celebrate Africa- Symbols of Spirits Exhibition

The 2nd Annual Exhibition celebrating the connections between the peoples of Africa and the Brooklyn public. The massive collection of Eric Edwards, one of the largest in the United States, is the center-piece of this historical undertaking. Carefully assembled over the last 44 years this Brooklynite has one of the finest and foremost collections of African art and artifacts in …

Building

“Building offers a look at how artists grapple with the structure of structures.  The word “building” is inherently both the action of creating and the object of its creation. We begin with nothing, design by pushing and pulling, adding and subtracting, while amassing the elements to create the structure until we have an object that literally has to stand. Janet …

i found god in myself…

i found god in myself is a multimedia and multigallery exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking choreopoem, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. Since its debut performance in 1974 just outside Berkeley, California, at a bar named the Bacchanal, Shange’s work has captivated, provoked, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the world. …