Thursday, February 21, 2008

Soul On Ice

Soul On Ice
Understanding the value and depth of Black Culture

The Soap Factory
518 2nd St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Feb 23 - Mar 23, 2008

Opening Reception
Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

Honoring Black History Month the Soap Factory presents the largest group exhibition on Black Culture by Minnesota artists of color.

The title was inspired by author and activist Eldridge Cleaver, from his book “Soul on Ice”, reflecting on the turbulent times of the civil rights movement from which he built a culture consciousness which is still active in our lives today.

Soul on Ice will be a rare opportunity to view an exhibition of over sixty Minnesota artists of color, an exciting and chilling art experience. The Soul on Ice exhibition will literally be a chilling new art experience, as the Soap Factory Gallery will not be heated during the run of the show. Visitors and attendees will need to bundle up wearing winter gear while viewing Stone Cold Art.

Soul On Ice is curated by Pat Phillips and the TAWU (The Art Within Us) artist group sponsored by Obsidian Arts. TAWU artists regularly develop and participate in group and individual exhibits, art-history based educational programs and events.

Artist Discussions
Obsidian Arts
734 E Lake St #220
Minneapolis, MN 55407

"The Ethical Contract and Grants and Fellowships for Artists"
Led by Ernest Bryant. Available at the discussion will be a grants package compiled by Seitu Jones.
March 8th, 2008

"Black Culture Talk"
Open discussion with community leaders on the subjects of raising culture consciousness, the future of culture through our children, and cultural leadership.
March 22nd, 2008

Soul Eater
Found objects
12.5 x 4.25

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