Tuesday, January 26, 2016

“Spirit of Roho” exhibit on display in Hennepin Gallery Feb. 1 – Feb. 26 for 2016 Black History Month

                     
        "Spirit of Roho” exhibit on display in Hennepin Gallery
        Feb. 1 – Feb. 26 for 2016 Black History Month
               Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969
Loretta Day, Roho Collective, 612-231-2599; 
Illustrations, paintings, photography and craft will be on display in February, Black History Month, at the Hennepin Gallery in the Hennepin County Government Center. The exhibit will depict the diversity of creativity and culture in the metro Twin Cities among artists of color.
The exhibit, by the Roho Collective, features the work of 13 local artists and reflects the various backgrounds of the artists. This month’s exhibition reflects on living in history and creating it daily with hopes of inspiring others to create art that has a strong and influential presence in our communities.
Roho Collective is a collaborative group of urban artists who act as a network for the exchange of knowledge and creative ideas between visual artists of color in the Midwest. The group serves as a consolidated voice and platform for both emerging and professional artists of color by providing a place for development of technical skills, professional growth, and business opportunities. The collective also educates communities about the value of the arts in our society and acts as an advocate for the arts regionally and nationally. Roho is a Swahili word meaning soul/spirit.
Participating Artists:
Rakhi Bisen – Illustrator
Patrick Cunningham – Painter
Angela Davis – Painter
Delsita Day – Multi-media artist
Loretta Day / Art Coordinator – Illustrator, Designer, Painter
Christopher-Aaron Deanes – Painter
Christopher E. Harrison – Painter
Stephanie G. Mandy – Painter/Illustrator
Stephanie D. Morris – Photographer
Esther Osayande – Illustrator, Painter
Bobby Rogers – Photographer  
Lee Tarver – Illustrator
Barbara Thomas – Painter

The Hennepin Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Hennepin County Government Center, A Level, 300. S. Sixth St., Minneapolis. The exhibit is sponsored by Hennepin County Administration.

The Gallery is a project of Hennepin County Communications.



Look for more news on the Hennepin County website – www.hennepin.us.
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