Unapologetically Noir

Round Table Talk

Marshall J. Gardner Center For The Arts

Join a panel, led by Jordan Wilson co-founder of Politicking, as they discuss an array of topics that are tied to the base of this exhibit and the community. Panel members are Senator Eddie Melton, Gretchen Sipp, Tiffany Tolbert and Tyrell Anderson. There will also be an online stream of the event via Facebook Live.

Miller Beach Arts & Creative District welcomes Tyrell Anderson’s Unapologetically Noir for his exhibit which will run from February 5th – March 14th.

“What does it mean to be black?” is one of the main questions centered around the exhibit “Unapologetically Noir.” Featuring over 30 photographs of black men and women from all walks of life, Anderson showcases diverse physical and mental characteristics of the participants.

Inspired by the documentary “The Black Catholic Experience” by community activist Elaine Castellanos, this exhibition combines answers to an array of personal questions along with the medium of photography to create an environment where the subject’s differences are not only highlighted but celebrated. The vision is to expand the gallery with more subjects to further the conversation on the topic of “What does it mean to be black” and broaden the often-narrow views associated with it.

Although there are numerous divides across the country, this exhibit aims to celebrate the African American culture and continue to instill a sense of pride throughout the community. Unapologetically Noir aims to demonstrate how the medium of photography can be an essential cultural tool in spreading information across our everchanging landscape.

February 5th28th

Regular hours

Unapologetically Noir Itinerary

Round Table Talk
Friday, Feb. 12th
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Community Photos
Friday, Feb. 19th
6 – 8 pm
Artist Talk
Friday, Mar. 5th
6:30 – 7:30 pm
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“Round Table Talk” is part of the larger “Unapologetically Noir” event, and part of our Exhibits series.

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Miller Beach Arts & Creative District

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