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Dean Mitchell Artist Talk and Reception
March 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dean Mitchell, the current Encounters artist, will be leading an artist talk of his exhibition on Thursday, March 10 at 6 p.m., followed by a reception. Mitchell engages with Black Identity by drawing his subjects mainly from African American culture. Of his preferred subject matter, he notes, “Artists are observers of life, and it is natural that I would first gravitate to the space which I occupy. The neighborhoods I was raised in were segregated. Most of my teachers were Black. Churches I attended were Black, so it is natural for me as an artist to create works that reflect my own personal experience.”