About this Event
Art Exhibit: Shades of Black & Pynk: A Celebration of Black Trans+Queer Art, Love, and Writing
The two-day event opens on Sunday, April 30 with art exhibit and panel “PYNK Possibilities: Black Gender Creative + Art for Survival.” This exhibit is a multimedia installation that celebrates the boundless imagination of Black Queer, Trans, and Gender Creative artists. Curated in honor of the release of The Color Pynk: Black Femme Art for Survival by Professor Omise'eke Tinsley (Black Studies), the exhibit features original short film The Siren by Dominican-American filmmaker Helen Peña, collage by scholarartist Mariah Webber (Feminist Studies), and more. This exhibition seeks to spotlight the world-making power of rebellious Black LGBT artists and awaken love, collectivity and solidarity. The exhibit opening is also a party, nail salon, mini runway class, audience-inclusive fashion show, and interactive conversation with the artists as well as Color Pynk authors Omise’eke Tinsley and Candice Lyons.
DAY 1 - PYNK POSSIBILITIES: BLACK GENDER CREATIVE + ART FOR SURVIVAL, MATT RICHARDSON (FEMINIST STUDIES) AND OMISE’EKE TINSLEY (BLACK STUDIES)
Day 2 of 2-day event - Art Exhibit: Shades of Black & Pynk: A Celebration of Black Trans+Queer Art, Love, and Writing
Interested in the haunting sound of the 1980s? The event closes with a conversation at the MCC between Matt Richardson and special guest Jafari Allen, Director of Africana Studies and Inaugural Co-Director of the University of Miami Center for Global Black Studies. The three will discuss the enduring impact of 1980s Black popular music and culture and its queer/trans resonances in Matt Richardson’s novel Black Canvas: A Campus Haunting. Christopher McAuley, Co-Chair of Black Studies, will moderate the conversation.