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From Hold to Horizon: An Exhibition with Activations

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Created by Kei Soares Cobb and Becci Davis, From Hold to Horizon is an immersive voyage toward Liberation, an inquiry into our complicated relationship with the ocean, sovereignty, and economies of capture. April 6 – June 25

Created by Kei Soares Cobb and Becci Davis

April 6 – June 25

The exhibition will be on view in the Joan T. Boghossian Gallery on the 3rd floor during regular library hours.

From Hold to Horizon is an immersive voyage toward Liberation, an inquiry into our complicated relationship with the ocean, sovereignty, and economies of capture. Inside its walls is a space for locating oneself. Journals detailing the nineteenth century whaling voyages of Captain William Martin, one of New England’s most prominent Black whaling-ship captains, will serve as our guide, leading us to explore a number of questions. Who are we? Where are we? What is happening around us? What are we experiencing together?

You are welcome to experience the space on your own. You are also invited to return on scheduled activation days to experience a guided journey of the horizon and journaling as rituals of transformation led by the artists. Please register for planned activation days listed below, the PPL event calendar.

Activation Schedule

Saturday, April 20, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Saturday, April 27, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Saturday, May 4, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Saturday, May 11, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Monday, May 20, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Saturday, June 1, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Monday, June 3, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Kei Soares Cobb is a Cape Verdean-American sound designer, dancer, gardener, educator, and somatic therapist based in Providence, Rhode Island. Learn more about their work: keisoarescobb.as.me, @keisoarescobb

Becci Davis is an interdisciplinary artist and mother who finds inspiration in exploring nature, archives, memory, and connection to place. Born and raised in Georgia, she now calls Providence, RI home. Learn more about her work: beccidavis.com, @bdavissynergy

The whaling logs of Captain William Martin are part of PPL’s Nicholson Whaling Collection; view digitized versions of the logs here.

This project is made possible, in part, by generous support from the Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading and from the Papitto Opportunity Connection.

This project is made possible, in part, through funding support from Rhode Island Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. RI Humanities seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of Rhode Island Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.