Mixed media exhibit: Jan­uary 12–19

The African-​​American Master Artists in Res­i­dence at North­eastern are 13 visual artists who work in dif­ferent media, have widely dif­fering styles, and come to their art from dif­ferent back­grounds. But all of them are sto­ry­tellers who seek to relate some part of the same ever-​​evolving nar­ra­tive, that of the African dias­pora. From Ralph Beach’s water­colors of the Lost Boys of Sudan and Glo­retta Baynes’ dig­ital col­lage depicting a 19th cen­tury writing system in Cameroon, to the oils by Keith Wash­ington of Amer­ican land­scapes that con­tain a tragic, sin­ister his­tory and L’Merchie Frazier’s doc­u­men­ta­tion, in mixed media, of 19th cen­tury African-​​American busi­ness­women, these works convey and cel­e­brate the cul­tural and his­tor­ical rich­ness of the African experience.


The African-​​American Master Artists in Res­i­dence Pro­gram (AAMARP) is a center of excel­lence in mul­ti­cul­tural visual and per­forming arts ded­i­cated to cre­ating an enriching cul­tural envi­ron­ment for a diverse com­mu­nity through exhi­bi­tions, con­certs, per­for­mances, lec­tures, and work­shops. Founded in 1977 by Dana Chan­dler, today AAMARP pro­vides studio space for 13 artists whose work has made an invalu­able con­tri­bu­tion to North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and to the vitality of the African-​​American art scene in Boston and throughout the nation. It remains a promi­nent center for dis­cus­sion of the African dias­pora cul­tural growth and development.