Set, a series of improvisational performances including music, movement, and spoken word that directly responds to the exhibition James Benjamin Franklin: Full Circle. An energetic call and response across media, each performance explores the languages of continuous discovery through abstraction and improvisation.  Located within Larson gallery among the artworks, audiences will be immersed in a visual and auditory expression of joy, color, and introspection.  

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multi-disciplinary artist, designer, and cultural producer who explores themes in society and identity through movement, language, and imagery. 

After serving in the U.S. army and climbing the ladders of corporate America, Maceo “Paisley” Keeling III made his way into the world of arts, entertainment, and entrepreneurship. For the past decade, Maceo has danced professionally and performed on national stages as a dancer, spoken word, and performance artist.

As an artist and curator Maceo Paisley has collaborated with director Leila Jarman, and composer Michael Sempert, to create the short film Dynamite which won the Grand Jury Award as well as the Social Justice Award from the 2019 In/Motion Film Festival. His first book Tao Of Maceo: Identity, Relationships,Work: A Journal On Living, is available from Correspondence Print where books are sold. His TedxCrenshaw talk, How To Make Time, can be viewed on their site. 

Photo Credit: Daniel N. Johnson