Book Launch Party on June 3rd at Red Emma’s for “Black Collagists”

On Friday, June 3rd at 7pm in Red Emma’s new location at 3128 Greenmount Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218, Terri Henderson presents “Black Collagists.”

RSVP for this free event.

Written and curated by Teri Henderson, who was active in the UB NLG while she was a law student, Black Collagists: The Book features over fifty emerging and established Black collage artists from around the world. Join us to celebrate the release of this groundbreaking book!

With over 300 full color images alongside historical context and academic essays, the book establishes a physical archive of the history and the future of Black collage artists. Black Collagists: The Book does not claim to be a complete record, but rather a door that invites others into a conversation about representation in Black collage art, both historically and currently, and challenges others to expand their own research.

“With this dazzling compendium, Teri Henderson has curated an indispensable survey of contemporary Black collage art. Ranging across the African diaspora and through a plethora of styles and approaches, Black Collagists makes a compelling case that collage — with its recombinatory drive, its contrapuntal imperative, and its bold irreverence — may be the defining impulse of Black visual aesthetics.”

—Brent Hayes Edwards, author of Epistrophies: Jazz and the Literary Imagination

Teri Henderson is a Baltimore-based independent curator, a staff writer for BmoreArt, and the Founding Director of Black Collagists. Henderson holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas Christian University. She formerly held a curatorial internship at Ghost Gallery in Seattle, Washington. Henderson previously served as the Art Law Clinic Director for Maryland Volunteer Lawyers For The Arts and is currently on their Board of Directors. Her written work has been seen in: BmoreArt, All SHE Makes, Artforum, Justsmile Magazine, Kinfolk Travel, and the St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture.

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