Join us for the opening reception of our newest exhibit, BLACK LIFE as subject MATTER II, on Saturday, October 23. Heavy bites, cash bar, and live music begin at 5:00 pm, galleries open 5:30 pm. Admission is free for Members, Students, Kids under 17, and Reciprocal Membership Visitors. All other adults are $5 and seniors are $3. The exhibition will be on show in the McGregor Gallery through February 2022.
About the exhibition: Curated by Willis Bing Davis, BLACK LIFE as subject MATTER II views all aspects of the Black experience as valid subject matter for creative expression. The visual voices presented in this exhibition are like griots – reflecting on the joy, pain, sorrow, visions, and hopes for today and tomorrow. BLACK LIFE as subject MATTER II features over 25 artists from around the state, including many from Dayton and Springfield.
Davis is a world-renowned artist and curator having exhibited at the Studio Museum of Harlem, the Renwick Gallery, the National Museum of Art of Senegal West Africa, and the United States Embassy Accra, Ghana. For over 40 years, Davis has dedicated himself to teaching art in a range of environments. He’s received numerous awards including Ohio Art Educator of the Year, and the highest art award in the state of Ohio, the Ohio Governor’s Irma Lazarus Lifetime Achievement Award.
BLACK LIFE as subject MATTER II has been made possible with generous funding from the Ohio Humanities Council and Arts Midwest.