Monday, November 17, 2014

A Gathering of Black Women Artists

Morgan Hill studying, working

On Tuesday, November 18, from 12:00 - 1:30 pm, and on Wednesday, November 19, from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, on the first floor of Lovejoy Library, we'll host a small art exhibit featuring works by black women visual artists -- all SIUE students.

The artists include:
Erica Jones, a photographer
Morgan Hill, a textile designer
Brittani Singleton, a painter
Maria Lavender, a designer and photographer
Paige Whitehead, a photographer
For too long, visual artists like the ones featured in this upcoming show have gone under the radar on campus. Often, the arts, informal arts, that involve African American students at SIUE appear in the midst of the many cultural and social activities that take place on campus, typically at night. Dance, musical and poetry performances, and talent shows, for example, are staples at this point.

But what about those sisters who spend considerable time in art studios? Where do their works fit within the trajectories of artistic composition that exist on campus? What statements are they seeking to make about art, history, and society? Our "gathering of black women artists" exhibit provides preliminary answers to those and other questions. 

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