Roscoè B. Thické III: Parables
Presented by IlluminArts and Oolite Arts
April 16, 2022
The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
IlluminArts and Oolite Arts joined fources for their fourth collaboration to highlight the first solo show of Oolite Arts resident artist, Roscoè B. Thické III. Roscoè is a Photographer and Visual Artist born and raised in Miami, Florida. After graduating from Miami Norland Senior High school, Roscoè traveled the world to find his voice and to serve his country. These travels took him to diverse lands such as Jordan, Iraq, South Korea and El Paso, Texas. While traveling, Roscoè attended various colleges, studying art at every turn, including design and photography at Broward College. This service to his country combined with personal experiences gave Roscoè an appreciation for the present and a longing to document his surroundings through photography. Roscoè uses his photography and visual artistry to tell stories that invoke feelings and a sense of understanding in the viewer.
This musical and spoken word performance event wove Roscoè's photography and stories together with music sung by “vocally sumptuous” (Chicago Tribune) soprano Whitney Morrison. Through storytelling developed and crafted by Roscoè and poet Arsimmer McCoy, this dramatic presentation introduced audiences to Roscoè: Visual Artist, Veteran, Brother, Photographer, Father and Confidant. The musical program featured works by Terence Blanchard, Jessie Montgomery, Nina Simone and more performed by soprano Whitney Morrison, pianist Craig Terry, and cellist Nathaniel Taylor.
Special thanks to our presenting partner: