Part of the Expanding the Field visual arts program for young artists hosted by Flower City Arts Center, local students were asked to create images expressing their point of view on issues concerning race, identity, culture, and human rights. The project assignment, led by Rashaad Parker, challenged them to explore these themes using only Black, White, and Red.
"Proclamations in Black, White, and Red" will be on view August 6-29 at the RIT City Art Space in Downtown Rochester. Open hours are Thursday-Sunday 1-5pm and Friday 1-9pm.
This exhibition has been funded in part by Rochester Area Community Foundation - Arts Prevail Fund.
Flower City Arts Center has embraced how important diversity is to the health of the visual arts community as part of our vision of Art for All People for over forty years. Expanding the Field extends our capacity to make our quality classes and facilities accessible to all ages and abilities.
High school freshman, sophomores, and juniors of African-American, Latinx, and/or Native American heritages, as well as any student who identifies as one of color, are able to apply to participate in the Expanding the Field grant opportunity. Applicants should have a personal interest in visual arts, with plans to extend their passion to college and beyond.
Awarded students will have access to one free class each quarter, mentorship opportunities, and professional facilities access at Flower City Arts Center in Printmaking & Book Arts, Ceramics, and Photography & Digital Arts.
Visit the Expanding the Field website
for more information and to download an application.
Thank you to the William and Sheila Konar Foundation, Rochester Area Community Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M.Cuomo, and the New York State Legislature for supporting this program in Rochester.