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“I Am Him,” an exhibition addressing the issues of being young, black and profiled in America, opens Friday, October 18, at The Collective.
Curator Aesha Lee has invited artists to create pieces to represent the years of life stolen but not forgotten, from Trayvon Martin. She points out that the issue itself is nothing new but believes that the need to address it at this time is very important. She calls it “an ode to the Trayvons of the world.”
Participating artists include Lee, Rabe’a Ballin, Anthony Suber, Regina Agu, Phillip Pyle II, Phealls Phree and Autumn Knight.
Gallery talks facilitated by the artists, curator and other cultural experts will be presented during the course of the exhibition which runs through Saturday, December 21.
On November 9, from 1 to 3 p.m., Omowale Lithuli-Allen will facilitate a discussion about conflict resolution and non-violence.
The 7 to 9 p.m. reception and gallery talks are open to the public.
The Collective, located in the Midtown Art Center Tea Room Gallery, 1413 Holman at LaBranch, is open Thursday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment.
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The Thursday luncheon, which benefits the community outreach programs of The Collective is themed “Threads of Creativity, Patterns of Success.”
Honorary chair is Angelbert Metoyer. Geri Hooks, owner/director of Hooks Epstein Galleries, Inc., is the luncheon chair.
PaperCity Magazine is the print sponsor.
Individual tickets for the 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. luncheon are $75, and individual sponsorship packages are available from $1,000 to $5,000.
For more information contact Margaret Bott at 713-582-4127, email@example.com or The Collective at 713-523-1616, www.thecollective.org.
Reservations chair is Sarah Trotty, Community Artists’ Collective, P.O. Box 88308, Houston, TX 77288-8308.
Tinterow, former Engelhard Chairman of Nineteenth-Century, Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is regarded as one of the most active museum professionals in the United States. He received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University, then studied art history and museum studies at Harvard University, where, as a graduate student, he organized two exhibitions, Master Drawings by Picasso and, with Douglas Cooper, The Essential Cubism. A curator at the Metropolitan Museum from 1983 until his appointment as director of the MFAH in 2011, he has organized dozens of acclaimed exhibitions, accompanied by significant publications, many of which were mounted in collaboration with, and traveled to, museums around the world. Tinterow has contributed to dozens of exhibition catalogues and scholarly articles and has lectured extensively around the world.