Black Artists on Art: Grand Opening, Fri. Feb 6th

Posted by | Exhibits, Oakland, Oakstop Members | January 21, 2015


A group exhibition celebrating multiple generations of artists featured in the Black Artists on Art book series, originally published in 1969 by Dr. Samella Lewis.

The Legacy Exhibit celebrates the 46th anniversary of Black Artists on Art Volume 1 and commences a series of activities that will surround the new books in their development phases.

Grand Opening Event: Friday February 6th, from 6:00pm – 10:00pm


Black Artists on Art Cover

Featured Artists:

Abba Yahudah • Benny Andrews
Bernie Casey • Charles White
Claude Lewis • David Monette
Donald Greene • Duane Deterville
Eesu Orundide • Elizabeth Catlett
George Clinton • Githinji Mbire
Howard Smith • Jacob Lawrence
James Gayles • Kara Fortune
Karen Seneferu • Keith Thomas
Keli Walker • Lee West
Leon Kennedy • Malik Seneferu
Marcus Murray • Nancy Cato
Nicole Dixon • Refa One
Samella Lewis • Sita Kali Ma
Tasin Sabir • TheArthur Wright
Trevor Parham • Unity Lewis
William Rhodes • Zena Allen


The purpose of the exhibit is to showcase some of the artists in the upcoming volumes of Black Artists on Art and engage them in a dialogue about the role of Black artists in contemporary society. The exhibit also honors Dr. Samella Lewis and many of the visual artists featured in the original Black Artists on Art books who made such valuable contributions to the Black Arts Movement.

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