Art of Living Black Special Events
This month we are proud to host two major events in conjunction with our current exhibition, The 21st Annual Art of Living Black.
The Art of Living Black Artists Talks
February 4, noon – 2pm. Free.
We will present a panel of the The Art of Living Black 2016 award winners, Justice Renaissance, Gene Dominique and Nye’Lyn Tho. The talk will be moderated by Kelvin Curry.
Please join us for this important conversation and learn more about what inspires these artists in their practices and their lives.
Special Talk with Richard Mayhew
February 11, noon – 2pm, Free.
Committed to the idea that art can play a role in racial equality, Richard Mayhew creates emotionally evocative landscapes that often feature a nondescript, solitary tree. Once a regular at the Cedar Bar, a bohemian hangout in New York City, he developed his improvisational approach from the Abstract Expressionists he met there, conceiving of painting as something akin to jazz.
Though he traversed the United States by car to study different environments, his gestural process of pouring paint onto a canvas and working it into lush fields of color drives his practice. “Landscape has no space, no identity,” Mayhew once said. “It allows the painting to be about emotion.”