Breaking Free by Ivy Vainio
Created by Minneapolis-based Obsidian Arts through a juried open call process, the Minnesota Black Fine Art Virtual Show features works by artists of African descent who call Minnesota home. Since 2019, the exhibit has traveled throughout Minnesota, making stops in Austin, Duluth, Mankato, Saint Cloud, and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. As its final stop, UROC is presenting the exhibit in a virtual platform.
Related event: Crafting Black Visual Narratives in a Post-Uprising America—7 p.m. January 28, 2021
Black artists and their work have never felt more in the spotlight than now, but that increased exposure brings with it a new set of questions. Join in a UROC-sponsored moderated conversation with photographers, painters and textile artists from the show as they reflect, explore and debate what it means to create Black art in America today. The event is open to the public and free of change, but registration is required.