Artist Talk: Roosevelt Mansfield

Roosevelt says, “This is not about camera settings…it’s about learning yourself; it’s about not being afraid to try things; it’s about using what you  have and letting your imagination come through.”

ART HISTORY IN CONTEXT: FOR THE LOVE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Thursday, February 20, 5 – 7 p.m.
Join art historian, curator, and Co-founder of Obsidian Arts Suzanne Roberts for a look at photography’s past and present, with an opportunity to consider the impact of Gordon Parks and Jamel Shabazz on this rich, ever-present storytelling medium.

Figure Drawing

Saturday, Feb. 8, 15 & 22 @ 1 – 4 p.m. * Learn to drawn the human figure from direct observation and explore various materials and techniques, like contour, gesture, and schematic drawing. Live model present. All experience levels are welcome.

Art History In Context: For the Love of Photography

Lecture * Thurs., Feb. 20 @ 5 p.m. * Join art historian, curator, and co-founder of Obsidian Arts Suzanne Roberts for a look at photography’s past and present.

CANCELED: Photography as Documentation, Empowerment, and Love

Sat., March 21 & 28, 1 – 4 p.m. * Learn how to make photos that center human experience, in all its dynamism and complexity with artist Roosevelt Mansfield. Take inspiration from images of Gordon Parks and Jamel Shabazz, and the layered process behind these photos’ making.