Black artists focus of event at River Raisin Battlefield center

Rose Tibai takes a look at a painting during the Robert Seldon Duncanson’s Legacy with Detroit Black Artists event at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center. Provided by Katie Tibai
Walter Bailey, a keynote speaker, discusses his experiences as a Black artist during the Robert Seldon Duncanson’s Legacy with Detroit Black Artists event. Provided by Katie Tibai

Black artists focus of event at River Raisin Battlefield Center

“We are all artists,” Darin Darby said. “Go and find what your art is because someone is out there looking for it.”

Darby is a self-taught artist, and one of the featured speakers at the “Robert Seldon Duncanson’s Legacy: with Detroit Black Artists” event at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center Saturday.

The Robert Seldon Duncanson Society hosted a lively and energetic evening celebrating Black artists of history and today. The event, part of a series of events being held throughout February to honor Black History Month, was a well-attended event that boasted a packed theater and many artists. 

Dr. Kojo Quartey, President of the Monroe County Community College, emceed the program. He began the presentation by honoring the late Robert S. Duncanson, an artist who lived in Monroe and was famous for his landscapes and beautiful imagery. 

https://www.monroenews.com/story/entertainment/arts/2022/02/21/black-artists-focus-event-river-raisin-battlefield-center/6871396001/

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