Showing Friday, June 19, 2020.

This is a reprise of an earlier exhibit. In 2017 and 2018, VCU Libraries partnered on a community art show by local artists who explored the theme of Black Lives Matter at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond, 1000 Blanton Ave.

The show was organized by three Richmond artists: Lynn Stevens, Anne Wrinn and Jennifer Yane, who wanted to respond through art to what they saw as growing and overt signs and expressions of racism in the United States.

Of the artists whose work is being shown on the Cabell Big Screen in many have ties to VCU.

  • Richard Bargdill, Assistant Professor of Psychology at VCU
  • Dare Boles
  • Mary Ellen Bushey
  • Paul Candido
  • Larry Davis
  • Cynthia Erdahl
  • Colin Ferguson
  • Suzanne Fisher
  • James Ford
  • Sara Gondwe
  • Jeffrey Deane Hall, alumnus
  • Mary Anne Hensley, alumna
  • Mitzi Humphrey, alumna
  • Sheryl Humphrey, alumna
  • Beth Beaven Jasper, alumna
  • Wolfgang Jasper, alumnus and former adjunct at VCU School of the Arts
  • Evaline Jones
  • Jerome Jones
  • Beck Lane
  • Jonathan Lee, VCU staff
  • Ronald Lee, retired faculty from VCUHealth, double Alumni, Psychology and Gerontology
  • Shantell Lewis
  • Avon Miles Jr.
  • Julie Noyes (image above)
  • Cas Overton, retired adjunct, dance, School of the Art
  • Alexandra Pappas, alumna and former adjunct at VCU School of the Arts
  • Michael A Pierce, alumnus and retired VCU staff and adjunct at VCU School of the Arts
  • Michael Birch Pierce
  • Dorothy Marie Rice
  • Noah Scalin, current artist in residence at VCU School of Business
  • Virginia Tyack
  • Lynn Stevens
  • D’Andre Washington
  • Dennis Winston, alumnus and former adjunct faculty in School of the Arts
  • Anne Wrinn, alumna
  • Jennifer Yane, alumna

This exhibition was held in conjunction with the First Unitarian Univeralists’ series of classes entitled Living the Pledge Workshop, focused on exploring “white privilege” and ending racism in Richmond.

According to the curators: “The show is being held to express our pain and our feelings over the racism that exists in our country, to continue our education about how racism is institutionalized, and to show support for all people of color  and to emphasize the ways in which they matter.”

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