Kamara Thomas is a songspeller and multi-disciplinary storyteller based in Durham, NC. Her video “Good Luck America,” from her forthcoming album and storytelling work "Tularosa: An American Dreamtime," was featured at the 2019 Hayti Heritage Film Festival. Kamara was named one of the “14 Artists Proving Black Americana is Real” by Paste Magazine. She is currently working on "Country Soul Songbook," a musical documentary project exploring race and place in Country music.
Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is presented by the Power Plant Gallery in collaboration with Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at North Carolina State University. In this iteration, guest curator Randall Kenan, author and NC native, organizes the many framed photographs of the exhibition around the twin themes of Flux, on display at the Power Plant Gallery, and Home, on display at the Gregg Museum. The full program of events includes slow tours, film screenings, “Sit + Chat” sessions, and FSP@PPG panel discussions that engage with the issues in and around the works of art and explore the topics, places, and styles of Southbound. Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South was organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts in Charleston, South Carolina, and curated by Mark Long and Mark Sloan. Visit the exhibit online at southboundproject.org.