United Theological Seminary

Arts Lunch: Bisa Butler and the Legacy of Africobra with speaker Suzanne Roberts

March 9, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

AfriCOBRA (a-FREE-co-bruh) – a new conciousness, sprouting in the late 1960s to identify international dimensions of Africanism in art and find aesthetic principles forged from the Black value system and rooted in spiritual ties to Africa. (Wadsworth A Jarrell, AfriCOBRA, Experimental Art Toward a School of Thought 2020)

Suzanne Roberts, local art historian and lecturer of African American artists, will be sharing with us about the history and resurgence of the AfriCOBRA movement in recent times, using CoolAde color and other techniques to consciously subscribe a non-western approach to art.

*Image is a detail from Bisa Butler, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 2019, quilt.