Colored Frames: A Visual Art Documentary

February 22, 2020

February 22, 2020 – 1pm / FREE

Colored Frames chronicles the Black artist’s struggle for visibility and acceptance. As legendary artist Benny Andrews puts it, Black artists seek to be included or excluded on the basis of quality, “eliminate it on the basis that its not acceptable,” Andrews implores, “not because it’s Black.” The film trumpets the value behind an engaged audience that consumes mainstream images consciously. The film highlights the beauty that comes from variety in representation, as writer and art historian Mary Schmidt Campbell acknowledges about Black art specifically, and the Black experience in general, “we have a lot of beauty to contribute to this country, and I take a lot of pride in that.”

This screening is in made possible in cooperation with The SVSU Office of Diversity Programs

Benny Andrews