Saturday, February 22 from 7–8pm
MECA&D, Porteous, Joanne Waxman Library, Second floor
Free and open to the public
Join us for the closing reception of Resilience of Diversity, a show bringing together student artists from MECA&D, alumni, faculty and members of the community to broaden the narrative of artists of color. The closing reception will celebrate our artists and student curators. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Header image: Sidney Sanchez ’21, Morelias #1 and Morelias #2 (left to right), oil on linen and yarn
The exhibition Resilience of Diversity brings together student artists from MECA&D, alumni, faculty and members of the community to broaden the narrative of artists of color. In sharing the intimate pockets of the emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual mind of these artists, we invite you to look beyond any preconceived ideas to explore the nuances of our stories, our work, and our experiences. As makers, as humans, as a family, we share ourselves with you to expand the conversation beyond stereotypes and ignorance. We showcase the beauty and resilience of diversity while critiquing the Western art historical canon that perpetuates racist, sexist, and exclusionary pedagogy throughout art institutions. Together, the participating artists showcase the beauty of intersectionality, vulnerability and their own cultural traditions to tell the story of community, identity, resistance, and justice.