"African Americans and the Arts" Exhibit Hosts Reception With the Artists

The "African Americans and the Arts" gallery had a reception during the evening of Tuesday, January 30. Attendees had the opportunity to engage in discussions and interact with the artists to gain deeper insights into the inspiration behind their works. 

Presented by the Hopkins Diversity Board and the Black/Latinx Student Union, this exhibition aims to spotlight the profound impact Black Americans have had on various forms of artistic expression, including visual art, music, culture, cultural movements, and film.

The exhibition serves as a platform for uplifting the voices of Black artists, both within the student community and the local art scene. The showcase features pieces contributed by Hopkins students as well as prominent local Black artists. Among the local artists being featured were Kwadwo Adae, Moshopefoluwa "Mo" Olagunju, Jasmine Nikole, Faustin Adeniran, Christina "Chris" Jones, and Marquis Brantley. 

Additionally, during assembly on Friday, February 2, Preston Parker '24 and Jada Lowery '24 shared a presentation in honor of Black History Month. In their talk, they discussed the history of Black artists, highlighting the recent art show.

"The presentation was important for me because it is a time to commemorate my culture and share it with others.” Parker said, “New Haven specifically is made up of a large Black community, so it is crucial that their contributions and works be celebrated."
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