It was a Friday afternoon in Lichtenberg, Germany.

Phoenix indigenous and artist Antoinette Cauley was utilized to heading on prolonged drives and listening to songs in Phoenix, her hometown. She could not do that in Germany.

So she hopped on a educate without having ideas to go anywhere in certain. 

“Blackbird” by the Beatles was up future on her playlist. All at as soon as a series of lyrics pierced Cauley’s soul:

“Blackbird singing in the lifeless of evening. Choose these damaged wings and study to fly. All your everyday living, You were being only ready for this instant to crop up.”

Tears little by little rolled down her confront as she read lyrics ring so genuine to her story.  

The second on the educate birthed Cauley’s future overall body of do the job, “Blackbird Fly,” which will be on exhibit at GateWay Neighborhood College or university from April 8 by means of mid July. The exhibition options 14 paintings of Black ladies, teenagers and gals from Phoenix.

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