Curse of Black Gold: Discussion and Dessert

Event time: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Afro-American Cultural Center (PARK211) See map
211 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Calendar Speaker/Performer: 
Toks Ogun
Event description: 

Lost Tribe, Broken Tribe, One Tribe–
Join us for a sit-down talk with artist Toks Ogun about his exhibit currently on display called the Curse of Black Gold. Ogun’s abstract portraits challenge traditional beauty standards and spark thought-provoking conversations. He combines diverse materials like wood, plaster, and even dragon glass to create pieces that are not only visually stunning but also carry emotional depth. Ogun’s work has been showcased in several galleries and exhibitions, attracting praise for its use of color, form, and texture. As an artist, Ogun draws inspiration from his Yorùbá heritage, exploring themes of identity, culture, and spirituality in his portraits. He continues to captivate audiences with his evocative art, solidifying his place as a rising star in the art world. Don’t forget to stop by the exhibit in the AfAm house Art Gallery!

Event Status: 
Register on Yale Connect! Check out the art exhibit at the AfAm house art gallery!
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