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First Friday Exhibition Opening, BLACK ON BLACK V2

BLACK ON BLACK V2

BLACK ON BLACK V2 brings together artwork, performances and programs that provide comfort, support and inspiration as we navigate through our day-to-day.

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We’re seeing imagery that reminds us of Los Angeles in 1992, Tulsa in 1921 and Wilmington in 1898, and these incidents seem to show disregard for the lives of people of color. But we bounce back because there is tremendous strength within our community.

Contribute to the conversation: #BlackOnBlackVAE #BlackOnBlackV2 #TheBlackOnBlackProject

On view through November 25.


The Black On Black Project was founded by Mike Williams after an exhibition at VAE Raleigh called "Black On Black," which was co-curated by artist Linda Dallas and Williams. The pair worked in partnership with VAE to share works that gave artists of color a chance to share their perspective on identity. The exhibition then traveled to Durham, NC inside Reed Building Lobby at American Tobacco Campus in partnership with the Art of Cool Festival. The Black On Black Project consists of creatives who understand the necessity to have challenging and progressive conversations about identity and social justice. Artists possess the societal and cultural empathy needed to transform communities.

More on BLACK ON BLACK V2 and the BLACK ON BLACK PROJECT. 

Earlier Event: November 1
Photographer's Group