We Stand Together
With the shared goal to promote culture exchanges Shanghai Friendship with Foreign Countries (SPAFFC) and the US Consulate General, Shanghai, supported the exhibition “We Stand Together”. The exhibition was held in September 2024, at the Shanghai Harmony Art Gallery, Changning District. Other community workshops and lectures were provided at different venues, providing opportunities for engagement between the two cultures.
Seventeen artists exhibited twenty-eight works of art. The exhibition had historical significance in that it was the first time a black artists organization had been hosted by (SPAFFC) and the US Consulate in Shanghai.
Dr. Peggy Blood, President of National Alliance, and curator of the exhibition, represented NAAHBCU as special guest for many activities. The Shanghai Bund Art Center Conference provided a platform for guest speaker Peggy Blood with Chinese to engage on the importance of culture exchanges in the arts.
Meeting and engaging with key community leaders and citizens opened dialogue for discussions on how to bridge cultural gaps between the two countries and foster a community of national involvement and understanding.
The hosted experience by the two governments was funded through a US Consulate Shanghai grant; it gave the National Alliance of Artists and opportunity to share their art, Increased their visibility and exposure in China. It gave the Chinese citizens a beYer understanding and appreciation of African American Art.