Visiting Artist Joseph Norman Celebrates Black History Month

Visiting Artist Joseph Norman Celebrates Black History Month

Art Exhibit: Feb. 5 to April 12
Gallery open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Public Lecture: Feb. 5, 7 p.m. (Whitaker)
Live Drawing: Feb. 6, 5 p.m. (Hodson Gallery)

Hood College
Hodson Gallery, Tatem Arts Center
Whitaker Campus Commons
401 Rosemont Ave.
Frederick, MD 21701

Joseph Norman’s exhibition in the Hodson Gallery will include mural-sized drawings and intimate lithographs exploring the Middle Passage, the sea journey by slave ships from West Africa to the West Indies.

He will present a lecture open to the public Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in Whitaker Campus Commons. Titled “Dancing in Picasso’s Shadow: From Ghetto to Guernica—Joseph Norman’s Middle Passage,” his talk will discuss his artwork, his thought processes when creating, and how he was inspired by the Beast of Burden concept.

Feb. 6 at 5 p.m., Norman will create a live drawing of the Zong Affair from 1781 on the wall of Hodson Gallery in front of a public audience.

Elizabeth McFadden
Art Gallery Director

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