BAAAR Featured Exhibition

Featured Artist Exhibition for the run of Greater Tuna is Ten Members of the Black American Artists’ Alliance of Richmond art group (BAAAR) present the exhibit titled, Congruent Images. There is no fee to view the artwork for theatre or dining patrons. The fine art will hang on the walls of the Historic Mill Room through April 30, 2022. Many of the pieces are available for sale. Patrons can inquire at Swift Creek Mill Theatre’s box office about adding a piece of indelible American culture to their personal collections. The Mill uses an honor-based referral percentage and does not take a cut directly from sales so that the artists benefit as much as possible from their exhibition. Statement and Member Listing of the Black American Artists’ Alliance of Richmond: These 10 award-winning artists working out of Richmond, Virginia have come together to make an artistic statement by creating distinctive and recognizable culture-based art forms. These 10 award-winning artists have assembled a powerful exhibit entitled, “Congruent Images” which includes Paintings, woodblock prints, collages, etchings, and quilts: all with themes from their African heritage and/or their distinctive American experiences. This 30-piece exhibit approaches Black American visual art philosophically and demonstrates its importance in the development of Black American music, literature, theater, dance, and culture. The artist-members of BAAAR are what Alain Locke; the acknowledged “Dead” – of the Harlem Renaissance, referred to as “Africanists.” They intentionally create Black American art; art that explores the distinct cultural mores interprets the ideological aspirations and exemplifies the aesthetic sensibilities of Black Americans. More information on the artists is available in the link.

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