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Cherise Smith

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Art Historian Cherise Smith Book on Provocative Black Artist Michael Ray Charles

Hopeton Hay Podcasts

Art historian Cherise Smith’s new book, MICHAEL RAY CHARLES: A Retrospective, is an in-depth examination of the art of its namesake, a Black artist whose provocative paintings recast images of racism in consumer culture. Michael Ray Charles had his first solo exhibition at a major museum in 1997 at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. Cherise Smith is Chair of African & African Diaspora Studies Department and Professor of African & African Diaspora Studies and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.


15 Oct 2020

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48: Black to the Future (Pt.1) with Dr. Cherise Smith & Michael Ray Charles

El Puente Podcast

We have a great conversation with Dr. Cherise Smith, a professor of art history and Chair of the Department of African & African Diaspora Studies at UT Austin and author of Michael Ray Charles: A Retrospective, which surveys his career. We also welcome the subject of said book, artist Michael Ray Charles, whose work and research deal with how African Americans have been viewed and portrayed throughout history, particularly through racist stereotypes such as Aunt Jemima, and how that causes them to view themselves. Buy the book here.Michael Ray Charles' Art 21 episodeHip Hop Evolution Hyperallergic article by Cherise


7 Aug 2020

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Ep. 36 – The Black Arts as a Human Right: A Conversation with Dr. Cherise Smith

Race and Democracy

Dr. Cherise Smith is a professor of art history specializing in American art after 1945, especially as it intersects with the politics of identity, race, and gender. She is the Chair of the Department of African & African Diaspora Studies and is the founding Executive Director of the Art Galleries at Black Studies, which consist of the Christian-Green Gallery and IdeaLab. Cherise previously directed the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and co-directed the Op-Ed Project. Her recent book, Michael Ray Charles: A Retrospective (University of Texas Press, 2020), surveys Charles’ career, exploring the artist’s “sampling” approach to provocative anti-black stereotypes, as well as his analysis of African American masculinity and sports culture.

27 Apr 2020

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Sharing the Gospel with the Zulu featuring Kelly and Cherise Smith

In Touch Mission International Podcast

In part 2 of this interview with ITMI's Kelly and Cherise Smith, they're letting us in on what it's like sharing the Gospel as "white people" living in an African village, sharing some exciting new places God is taking their ministry, a little about their Thanksgivings in South Africa and why they're now doing something they thought they wouldn't do when they first arrived in KwaZulu Natal. To find out more about Kelly and Cherise's ministry in KwaZulu Natal, head over here.


28 Oct 2019

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Life Among the Zulu featuring Kelly and Cherise Smith

In Touch Mission International Podcast

In this episode, Kelly and Cherise Smith are sharing what it's like living among the Zulu tribe in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.  They're sharing some remarkable physical feats of Zulu women and girls' daily lives, the extents people are going to so they can attend Kelly and Cherise's monthly “Bible Verse Shop” outreach and a few only-in-africa stories of snake bites, late night labors and extreme runs to the hospital! Want to find out more about Project Christmas Blessing? Go here. Want to donate? You can do that here. Come visit our booth at the First Baptist Church of Tempe Christmas Boutique! FBC Boutique and Car Show Friday, Nov. 1st       4pm to 8pm Saturday, Nov. 2nd      9am to 3pm We'll see you there! More about the Smiths and their ministry.


8 Oct 2019