Deep Roots presents Donald Black Jr., and more Fall Shows

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A Day No One Will Remember: Donald Black Jr.

A Day No One Will Remember is a collection of images assembled over the course of several years. I decided to take a detour on my creative journey and return home to Cleveland, Ohio. I started creating images that only an insider could see and began to make images that reflected my perception of my reality. Taking all the pictures I wish I’d taken as a child. Seeing myself and where I come from has influenced an obsession to photograph the children that I see around me. Evidence of their existing that will be available when they begin their journey of self. I wish someone would have taken pictures of me and my friends in our element. I have become the answer to that wish.

We carry an infinite amount of experiences, most of them will not be remembered. These images represent some of those instances. The photograph at best will serve as a trigger—proof that the moment happened.” Donald Black Jr.


Dope Boy Chic is centered around the elements of Black American culture that showcase the creativity, vision, and culture that are often presented in caricature-style offerings. Dope Boy Chic highlights creatives from fashion, music, visual arts, and more! Black Lives Matter Cleveland will be present to provide context to the culture and the elements that are represented in the exhibition. Featuring new works from Miya Bailey, Paper Frank, Mr. Soul, Bee1ne, Dayzwhun and more, the art exhibition will celebrate the culture that continues to produce one of America’s most profitable exports: arts and entertainment.

Cassietta Harris (Mystic Hearth)

Cassietta (Cassie-etta) Harris, also known as “mystic.hearth” on Instagram, is a self-taught visual artist from Cleveland. While capable of working in most mediums, she focuses mainly on acrylic paint and linocuts, with bold lines and bright colors at the forefront of her style.

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A Day No One Will Remember: Donald Black Jr., August 20–September 11

Fresh Fest Art Zone, September 10

Dope Boy Chic, September 24–October 30

Cassietta Harris (Mystic Hearth) Solo Show, opening November 2022