08jan(jan 8)12:00 am02feb(feb 2)11:59 pmCall for Artists | Rethinking the Black Square @ LHUCA
LHUCA would like to invite you to
LHUCA would like to invite you to add your voice to an upcoming exhibition on display from February 5 – 27, 2021 in our Martin McDonald Gallery.
Rethinking the Black Square
Blackout Tuesday was an initiative formed in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and in protest of the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, however, black squares began drowning out the voices of leaders in the Black community.
“What began as an attempt by two music insiders to pause business as usual across the industry on Tuesday, in response to the protests sweeping the nation, broadened and morphed overnight on social media into a less focused action, resulting in a sea of black boxes across Instagram and other platforms.” – Joe Coscarelli, The New York Times
If you posted a black square as a gesture of support that day or if you found yourself questioning this gesture, how would you participate in the conversation differently today, seven months later?
LHUCA will provide artists with a 12” x 12” black canvas as a starting point for voicing their written or visual thoughts on the subject. This call is not for visual artists only; if you are a poet, writer, or musician, any way you decide to add your voice to the canvas is okay.
Canvas can be picked up Monday – Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm at LHUCA.
Please returned canvas NO LATER THAN Tuesday, February 2 by 4 pm.
*Canvases available on a first come basis.
If you have any questions contact:
Founded in 1997, LHUCA, the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, is a nationally recognized private, 501(c)(3) non-profit fine arts center.
Located in the heart of the Lubbock Arts District, LHUCA has a unique four block campus that offers exciting spaces and opportunities for the visual and performing arts.
LHUCA is the largest contemporary art center between Dallas/Fort Worth and Santa Fe. This exhibition will be on display for two First Friday Art Trails reaching over 6,000 visitors.
January 8 (Friday) 12:00 am - February 2 (Tuesday) 11:59 pm
511 Avenue K