Tuesday: Quincy’s ‘The Other Room’ art exhibit features masterpieces by black artists
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For 32 years, St. Louis-based artist Robert Powell has brought together and educated art lovers about the vast contributions of African Americans to the fine art. Powell is the founder of Portfolio Gallery & Education Center, which he started in 1989 to raise awareness that black visual artists are largely overlooked in the industry.
His latest exhibition at the Quincy Art Center continues this tradition.
On view until July 23, “The Other Room” features six artists who Powell says deserve great recognition. As an example of the scarcity of black artists in the spotlight, his curatorial statement asks visitors to name five well-known African-American visual artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Claude Monet.
The exhibition features artists Stanwyck Cromwell, Anthony High, Ed Johnetta Miller, Dean Mitchell, Lonnie Powell and Sandra Smith.
Tuesdays Saint Louis Live, Powell will join host Sarah Fenske in discussing the new art exhibit at Quincy, which he calls “the undiscovered capital of art collecting.”
What: “The other room”
When: May 21 to July 23, 2021
Where: Quincy Art Center (1515 Jersey St, Quincy, IL 62301) & online
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