The Other Room Curated by Robert Powell, Independent Art Contractor and Artist of St. Louis, MO
I am pleased to be at the Quincy Art Center and to present “The Other Room”, the art of artist that mainstream publications have often overlooked. Throughout my thirty-one years of presenting art in an effort to foster a greater awareness of art created by African American artist, I have asked exhibit viewers to name five nationally known African American visual artist, living or dead that are as common as Picasso, Warhol, Dali, Koon and Monet. Most cannot!
“The Other Room” features artists that I believe you should know and collect. They have all received national and in some cases, international recognition. African American art is “The New Frontiers” of 21st century art and beyond, that will showcase the art that comes from a people seeking to tell their stories and share memories of their journey through this time and space. Presented for your viewing pleasure and purchase, I present Stanwyck Cromwell, Anthony High, Ed Johnetta Miller, Dean Mitchell, Lonnie Powell, and Sandra Smith! Enjoy!
Cover photo: Allegories of Time by Stanwyck E. Cromwell
This exhibit will be on display at the Quincy Art Center & online at quincyartcenter.org from May 21 – July 23, 2021. Public Hours will be 9 AM – 4 Pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. This is subject to change based on Coivd-19 Guidelines from local and state agencies.
The health and safety of our community is a priority. The Art Center is following Restore Illinois Guidelines and requires all visitors to adhere to current guidelines when in the Art Center building. Masks are available for those without face coverings. Call us to schedule a free private exhibit viewing. Private viewing is available to everyone and specially created for those that are autoimmune compromised.
Generous sponsorship for Spring 2021 Exhibitions and Educational Programs is provided by Quincy Medical Group, Ameren Illinois, Arts Quincy, Bo & Erin Knapheide, Fatbacks BBQ, For Home & Her, Mark Twain Casino, Jim, Ann, & Avery Titus, Signe Oakley, Laura & Mandar Dighe, Susan & John Kissick, Moore’s Floors, Steve & Judy Siebers, Rebecca Butler, Bruce & Lori Kruse, Darlene Stevenson, Tim & Karen Sedovic, Jeff McClean, Earl Bricker, Josh & Tieraney Craig
Grant support was provided by Tracy Family Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Gardner Denver Education Fund through the Community Foundation, The Michelmann Foundation, Quincy Noon Kiwanis, Gem City Breakfast Kiwanis, and Adams Electric Cooperative Penny Power Ameren Illinois