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The University of Southern Indiana Art and Design Department will be partnering with the Evansville African American Museum to present the Black Art Workshop and Exhibition in the MAC/Pace Galleries.

The workshop event will be Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30, and the exhibition will run Monday, June 24 to Friday, August 30.  

The Artists

Sophia Okotah

Evansville, Indiana, Assistant Professor of Art and Design at the University of Southern Indiana

Matthew Fields

St. Louis, Missouri, PhD pre-candidate student, Institute of Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts

Ayinde Rochon

Evansville, Indiana, ABD PhD candidate, University of Illinois

Kenneth Randle

St. Louis, Missouri, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

The Workshop Weekend

Friday: VIP Evening Reception

Museum members and guests of USI will meet with the artists and enjoy beverages and hors d’oeuvres.

Saturday: Workshop & Community Artist Reception

The workshop begins at 10 a.m. Two one-hour morning sessions will take place, followed by an hour for lunch. Sessions resume at 1 p.m. and last until 5 p.m.

At 7 p.m. artists and community members are invited for an artist meet and greet reception. All festivities end at 10 p.m.

Sunday: Studio Sessions & Panel Discussion

The workshop begins at noon and ends at 2 p.m. A panel discussion will occur from 3 to 5 p.m.

*Artists and community members will be surveyed about the experience. Survey results will be used in the final grant report and restructuring and planning of another iteration of the Black Art workshop for 2025.

The event is free and open to all, but registration is required.   

  • Friday, June 28: VIP Reception (Museum Members and USI VIPs Only) 
  • Saturday, June 29 – Sunday, June 30: Black Art Workshop Weekend 
  • Registration period: Tuesday, March 19 to Friday, June 14 

Register here