28 Days of Greatness

28 Days of Greatness honors and uplifts Black individuals presently making history in their communities. The portraits will feature individuals who embody Black excellence. The images are unveiled through @rebuild_foundation and Brandon Breaux’s Instagram platforms, and the caption will be used to tell their complex, impactful stories. To further celebrate these figures and creatives, Rebuild and Brandon Breaux will be hosting weekly conversations on Clubhouse.

FEB 2021

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DAY 01

Janice Bond

Artist/Deputy Director

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DAY 02

Travon Free

Writer/Director/Photographer

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DAY 03

Dominique Shepherd

Photographer/Artist

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DAY 04

Dr. Charity Clay

Critical Race Sociologist/Educator

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DAY 05

The Twilite Tone

Musician/Producer

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DAY 06

Unknown

DAY 07

Adrian Octavius Walker

Photographer/Artist

DAY 08

Fo Wilson

Designer/Artist

DAY 09

Roy Kinsey

Rapper/Librarian

DAY 10

Amanda Williams

Artist/Architect

DAY 11

Brandon Rials

Fashion Designer/Artist

DAY 12

Cleo Wade

Author/Artist/Activist

DAY 13

Ajani Lawrence

Dancer/Designer

DAY 14

Ciera McKissick and Zakkiyyah Najeebah

Curators/Artists

DAY 15

Toni L. Griffin

Urban Planner/Architect/Professor

DAY 16

Zen Frankie

Zen Buddhist/Healer/Vegan Chef

DAY 17

Nicole Russell

Non-Profit Founder/Author

DAY 18

DeRay Mckesson

Activist/Author

DAY 19

Sheila Rashid

Fashion Designer

DAY 20

Eric Williams

Founder, Silver Room

DAY 21

Annette Malika Jackson

Artist/Educator

DAY 22

Norman Teague

Designer/Artist/Educator

DAY 23

Chelsey Alexandra Carter

Fashion Designer

DAY 24

Peter Cottontale

Musician/Producer

DAY 25

Megan Gabrielle

Artist/Model

DAY 26

Aja Monet

Poet/Activist/Author

DAY 27

Chris McLeod and Essence Taylor

Models

DAY 28

Daniel Dumile

Musician/Artist/Writer

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

BIO

Brandon Breaux is a multidisciplinary Contemporary American Artist based in Chicago, IL. His work focuses on identity and how perspective alters reality. With the overall goal to make the material divine and the divine material, Breaux uses type, image, form and sampling to construct narratives that articulate his point of view.

REBUILD FOUNDATION

ABOUT

Rebuild Foundation is a platform for art, cultural development, and neighborhood transformation. Our projects support artists and strengthen communities by providing free arts programming, creating new cultural amenities, and developing affordable housing, studio, and live-work space.

Our mission is to demonstrate the impact of innovative, ambitious and entrepreneurial arts and cultural initiatives. Our work is informed by three core values: black people matter, black spaces matter, and black objects matter.

We leverage the power and potential of communities, buildings, and objects that others have written off.

Founded and led by artist Theaster Gates, Rebuild is part of a network of sister organizations that collaborate to extend the social engagement of Gates’ studio practice to the South Side of Chicago and beyond.

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