Dust and Dignity explores the social importance of album art at The Painted Bride

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DJ Skeme Richards, one of the curators of Dust & Dignity | photo courtesy of the artist

For the better part of the last four decades, the City of Philadelphia has been known for having some of the world’s best DJs. In addition to being technically proficient and possessing an expansive knowledge of music, many of our city’s DJs also have a reputation for injecting a deep social consciousness into their craft that influences the music that they play, educating listeners while moving butts on the dancefloor.

Bruce Campbell Jr. (aka DJ Junior) is one such DJ whose musical talents intersect with his desire to educate and speak to greater social issues such as race, poverty and our country’s educational system. Dust + Dignity, the multimedia art exhibition that Campbell has curated opening tonight at The Painted Bride is a culmination of those interests and mission. Continue reading →