Art Prof. Emerita Jackson's Con/Vida receives NEH grant...

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"TechTown's Con/Vida receives grant for Brazilian art show"

Con/Vida: Popular Arts of the Americas, a nonprofit arts and culture organization headquartered at Wayne State's TechTown business incubator, has been selected to receive a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant will allow Con/Vida to organize the exhibition Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints -- Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil in partnership with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. Exhibition curators Mame Jackson, distinguished professor emerita at Wayne State University, and Barbara Cervenka, O.P., professor at Siena Heights University, are partnering with exhibition experts at the Wright Museum to present Bandits & Heroes in Midtown Detroit's university cultural center district. TechTown President and CEO Leslie Smith applauded Con/Vida's achievement and the partnership that brought Bandits & Heroes to life: "Combining the scholarly resources of Wayne State University with the creative entrepreneurial resources of TechTown and the cultural resources of The Wright Museum has brought an enriching artistic experience to Detroit and other parts of the world."