A Conversation with Multimedia Artist Chelle Barbour

Apr. 20, 2023, 10:30 a.m. plus evening reception

Thekla Hall in Skinner Hall of Music

Chelle Barbour’s multidisciplinary art practice reimagines the body of the Black female through the lens of Afro-Surrealism. Barbour’s collage portraiture portrays notions of allegory, desire, fantasy, femininity, fragility, tension, and the inherent complexity within the Black female imaginary. After the 10:30 a.m. conversation in Skinner Hall, we welcome everyone to a reception later in the day at the Bridge Building from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Africana Studies and the Department of Music.

10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Thekla Hall in Skinner Hall of Music

5:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
Bridge for Laboratory Sciences

Free and open to the public.

A collage-like artwork depicting a figure from the shoulders up who is wearing a headdress made of two large flowers.
“Feeling Frilly” by Chelle Barbour