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Black History Month Paint Party
February 21, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Black History Month Paint Party Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in a Black History Month-themed paint party on February 21st from 6:30 – 8 p.m in the BSC room 118. Please use this form to sign up.
Abi Gomez and Otis Stanley will guide the participants through an art project and discuss art created by Black artists. Shenandoah University Art Lecturer Abi Gomez, MFA, is a small business owner (Pretty Girl Painting, LLC), founder of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (Arte Libre VA), teaching artist (pre-k through adult learners), and the first Latin@ chair of the Virginia Commission for the Arts (appointed by Governor McAuliffe and confirmed by the Virginia General Assembly). Gomez currently sits on several boards and committees at the local, state, and national levels: at the local level she is president of the board at Arte Libre VA, a board member at Sinclair Health Clinic, and she works with the city of Winchester as a member of the Arts and Entertainment Committee, which is part of the Economic Development Authority.
Otis Stanley was introduced to the world of art by his father, Lawrence I. Stanley. Paintings by the elder Stanley are held in private collections throughout the Richmond metro area. From basic drawing and painting lessons Otis continued to pursue his love and appreciation of art, which included teaching an art class at the historic Randolph Community Center in the West End section of Richmond. Otis currently creates work in his SLIMRIC Studio and will present his art to paint party participants. For more information, contact Dahlia Ashford at firstname.lastname@example.org.