Exhibition Reception for "RUNNING IN THE RAIN"


Thursday, May 12, 2022, 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Join us for the closing of this powerful exhibition! Meet the artists, nibble on food, and enjoy live entertainment while you sip wine and absorb the art. Drop in any time. Poetry and entertainment start at 7:00pm.

About the Exhibition: Running in the Rain
Inspired by the Haitian proverb kouri lapli, tonbe larivyè, or "running in the rain, falling in the river," this exhibition—featuring paintings and sculpture by artist and human rights lawyer, Suley Wellings-Longmore, and poetry by Seun Matiluko—explores the epic journey many people make from Haiti to the U.S. in search of a better life. The artwork pays tribute to a voyage that for some people can span more than a decade and cover 7,000+ miles, and asks us to reflect on the role we play in bringing about such an appalling reality.

Exhibition on view weekdays April 18 – May 20, 2022.

Seun's poetry performance will last approximately 30 minutes and be accompanied by singer/bassist Devon Gates.


Please note: Proof of vaccination or HUID required; face covering optional.


Suley Wellings-Longmore – Rain Falls From The Sky

Image: Suley Wellings-Longmore – Rain Falls From The Sky