Virtual Reception | New Roots Art Collective: Root’d


Jun 24 2021



Join Gallery221@HCC Dale Mabry Campus for a virtual reception for Root’d, on view by appointment only from May 24–July 1, 2021. The reception is scheduled for Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 6:00–7:00 p.m. on Zoom. The event will feature a panel discussion with the artists of New Roots Art Collective: Melvin “LANGSTN” Halsey Jr., Indie Reece, Ron Simmons, and Briauna Walker.

Founded in the summer of 2020 amidst a national groundswell of calls for racial justice, New Roots Art Collective is a group of four Tampa-based artists committed to expanding African American representation in the arts. In Root’d at Gallery221@HCC, artists Melvin “LANGSTN” Halsey Jr., Indie Reece, Ron Simmons, and Briauna Walker share traditional, contemporary, aspirational, and reimagined visions of black power. Through their work, the members of NRAC build on the legacy of previous generations of black artists, acknowledging and honoring their cultural history, while striving to create more space for African American artists to be able to center their work in pride, joy, and free expression.

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Programs are made possible in part by the support of HCC Student Activities/Service Fees and the HCC Dale Mabry Campus Student Government Association.

Register in advance for this virtual event on Zoom here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.



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