Black Lives Matter
Held in conjunction with the current exhibit, “Discrimination and Disparity: Relentlessly Persisting,” the Artists’ Talk will invite local and regional artists to participate in a conversation, Q&A and panel discussion about their inspirations and processes.
Confirmed presenting artists include Artists For Black Lives Matter Collective, Emilio Martinez, Kandy G. Lopez, Onajide Shabaka, William Cordova and Yanira Collado.
In December, The Artists for Black Lives Matter held a panel making workshop to create a piece of art to be included in the current exhibit, ‘Discrimination and Disparity: Relentlessly Persisting,” on display through Feb. 28. Free supplies were distributed for people to create additions to the community-sourced, panel wall installation.
The Artists for Black Lives Matter collective is a safe space for artists to creatively express themselves around issues pertaining to Black Lives Matter. It combines exhibitions, workshops, social engagement and peaceful awareness campaigns surrounding Black Lives Matter issues, including police brutality and the loss of life due to racial injustice.
Artists and activists Niki Lopez, Allison Kotzig, Richard Wright and Alana D. Da Costa run the collective.