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  • Tristien M Winfree

I wish I lived in a world where I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories or didn’t exist, but it’s hard when our names becomes a hashtag, marching in the streets, constantly in the news. We are shouting BLACK LIVES MATTER and we are TIRED! As I look around.. I see that my brothers and sisters have lost hope in equality. Is This The American Dream? How come you don’t see US? We laid out on the streets for what? You can change your perceptions by coming to the hood and showing you face every once in a while. Is that high rise that you live in too high? Because everything that appears on the block is now erased? If I look at you. You look the other way. It’s wack as hell when you sit in silence. Does this ungodly behavior make you feel good? Because you’ve been way to deceitful carrying on in the world this way. -T

  • Tristien M Winfree


I would like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to 3Artschicago for being selected to receive a grant from the Illinois Artist Relief Fund (AIRF) due to Covid 19. It's a very hard time in the world right now due to all of the underlying circumstances that we are facing as artist in the world. Millions are affected by not knowing where their next string of income is coming from, or struggling to pay bills, or having a roof over their head.


This grant means a lot to me me because as an artist you learn how to roll with the punches, you learn how to stay firm in your place, you learn how to speak to your mountains and tell them to move out of your way. This career is not easy, but it’s worth it. The most successful artists are the ones that persevere even when no one’s looking into their work, who know their value is not defined by how many likes they receive on social media or how many haters leave nasty comments. It stands high because we love creating art no matter what and cannot live without it and know that everything else is just a icing on the cake.


I'm very grateful for organization like 3Arts that champions for it's local artist to keep fighting the good fight. We will be back on our feet in no time. We are Chicago Strong!

-T


3Arts3Arts advocates for Chicago's women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts.advocates for Chicago's women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts.

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