Black Histories, Future Visions on Display at CAMP Rehoboth
“Black Histories, Future Visions” is on display at CAMP Rehoboth from February 2 to 28, 2021. This art exhibition brings attention to the talent of black artists and the fullness of black humanity.
You may view and even purchase works in the exhibit (though pickup is required; no delivery) by visiting our virtual
CAMP Rehoboth Gallery, or make an appointment to tour the exhibit in small pods of 3 or less by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art influences thoughts and perceptions and serves to connect the dots on persistent inequities and ongoing incidents that highlight biases that remain prevalent. There is an opportunity at this moment to tell the stories that need to be told. It is these stories the artists have highlighted in “Black Histories, Future Visions.”
Aaron Paskins’ vision involves being true to himself and the artwork he creates for all mankind. He allows the artwork to speak for itself as it electrifies people all over the world. His unique wall hangings offer a glimpse into African American ideas and knowledge of their heritage. “The art reflects where we are and want to be in life, and also how we see ourselves with our vision going forward.”
The practice of quilting lives on with Ann B. Martin, a member of the A Stitch in Time Quilt Guild. Using both machine and hand stitching, along with glued and incorporated items, Ms. Martin calls it the “art of FABRIC-ing.” Numerous small and large quilts are on display.
It was during graduate school that Guy Miller made the dramatic shift to a three-dimensional focus. After completing his graduate degree, Miller returned to Delaware to not only continue his artistic work, but to teach.
Miller’s works feature his renditions of African American superheroes of the mid-1990s – 25 years before the cinematic success of Black Panther in 2018. His art begs the question “Why were African American superheroes excluded from such products?”
Olaive Jones has been painting and creating works on paper and canvas since the early 2000s. Her art continues to evolve as an expression of who she is and how she sees the world around her in response to social and political conditions. It is her deepest intention to “tap into ‘home’, into whatever home is inside the heart.” Her paintings follow from this concept; thus, they are alive with spirit.
Tina Witke is an 18-year-old high school student who is planning to attend Savannah College of Art and Design to pursue fashion design. She loves to draw, and her favorite mediums are combinations of watercolor and colored pencils. Her artwork is a representation of culture and awareness. She “focuses a on still life because it brings light to the materialistic aspects of certain cultures like Native American culture for example.”
SeanCorey Gallery, the duo of Sean Hueber and Corey Wheatley, have worked together for 30 years to create a broad range of art. Branches, sticks, and logs are transformed into art pieces that look like animals and people moving in time and space. Their collaboration is an integral, motivating agent in developing vibrant paintings in oil and acrylic. The philosophy at SeanCorey is that “everyone should be able to enjoy art.”
Continuing the dialogue concerning the Black experience is also important. Join CAMP Rehoboth and Southern Delaware Alliance For Racial Justice on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. for “What Took So Long?” a conversation on school integration in Sussex County.