Join us for a conversation with curator, Rochelle Spencer and Let’s Play exhibiting artists.
Spencer will discuss her inspiration for the current exhibition, as well as the focus of her research, which explores play as a revolutionary act that can serve as a form of rebellion through both joy and creativity.
Founder of the AfroSurreal Writers Workshop, Spencer will also discuss the AfroSurreal ideas about intuition and imagination and the role it plays throughout the exhibition.
Participating artists to be announced shortly!
ABOUT THE CURATOR:
Rochelle Spencer is founder of the AfroSurreal Writers Workshop and co-editor of All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women Writers of Color (Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 2014), which has been named a “must-read” feminist book of 2014 by Ms. Magazine. Rochelle has received fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center and the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and her work appears in a variety of publications, including the African American Review, Poets and Writers, Eleven Eleven, the East Bay Review, Callaloo, the Carbon Culture Review, the LA Review, and Mosaic. Rochelle is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and a former board member of the Hurston Wright Foundation.
AFROSURREAL WRITERS WORKSHOP:
The AfroSurreal Writers Workshop supports writers of color creating weird, surreal, or absurdist art. The AfroSurreal Writers Workshop fights for the rights of all marginalized people, including senior citizens, religious and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, the LGBITQ communities, members of poor and working class neighborhoods, and of course, PoC. The group holds an annual conference on AfroSurrealism at the African American Museum and Library at Oakland where we celebrate local writers and artists who create unusual art. An Eco-Arts Festival and Conference is taking the place of this year’s conference.