Reception allows audience to discuss work with artists

An artist reception for “Re:Vision: Three Views of the American Experience” exhibition will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at Creatives At Work, located at 112 W. Alabama Ave. 

The exhibition will include artists from the Black Creatives Circle’s board members: Drék Davis, Jennifer Kaye Haynes and Brandon Virgil Sr. 

Davis said he hopes his work helps encompass a little more of the diverse identity of the American experience. 

“The works presented here are symbolic interpretations of the myriad ways that one may come to be an American,” he said. “Specifically, through the lens of the American flag and works influenced by quilts, I like to play with the effect that thematic and physical layers present in order to demonstrate the complexities that make up the American experience.” 

For Haynes, her art hopes to lift one’s spirits.  

“I have always been drawn to the colorful mixtures of African fabrics because they instantly lift my mood,” Haynes said. “Lifting the mood of the viewer is what I hope to accomplish with my art.” 

Virgil said his creations come from a desire to care for oneself.  

“My most recent work of art reflects my viewpoint of the Black American experience of freedom, self-love, self-care, self-expression, through the use of vibrant colors and abstract elements,” he said. 

The public is invited to attend this event, see the displayed art and discuss the work with the artists themselves.