Black visual artists featured in the HBO documentary at the GRAM in Grand Rapids



GRAND RAPIDS, MI – ArtXchangeGR is hosting a demonstration of the HBO documentation Black Art: In the absence of light on July 24th.

The free event takes place at The Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center St. NW from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. In order to do this, Visit the event website.

The screening is part of the Curating Culture Education Series: The Black Art Experience in West Michigan. In addition to the screening of the documentary, the event offers a cheese and wine reception and a panel discussion with local collectors and artists.

According to a press release, panelists include Dr. Doug Clarke, Ryan Crawley, Octavia Mingerink, Alfield Reeves, Lowell Reynolds, Jessica Stenhouwer and Amanda Williams.

“The Curating Culture Education Series is designed to engage, nurture and encourage a strong and healthy art collector community looking for fine art by colored artists,” said a press release. “The event will focus on bringing collectors and local artists together to discuss, learn, and meaningfully absorb black art.”

According to a press release, the documentary Black Art: In the Absence of Light “offers an introduction to the work of some of the leading black visual artists working today,” according to a press release.

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