CAMP Rehoboth sets I Belong exhibit reception Feb. 11

February 5, 2024

CAMP Rehoboth announced the opening of I Belong, a juried exhibition dedicated to showcasing the talent of artists who are Black, indigenous and people of color.

This exhibition aims to address the underrepresentation of BIPOC artists in traditional art spaces, providing a powerful platform to amplify their voices and celebrate the richness of their individual cultural heritages. 

The exhibition will be on display in the CAMP Rehoboth Art Gallery from Saturday, Feb. 10  through Tuesday, March 12, at 37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. All are welcome to attend the opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 11. The reception offers a chance to connect with the talented artists firsthand, delve into their narratives and be immersed in the compelling stories conveyed through art.

I Belong presents the work of 13 outstanding artists, each contributing a distinct perspective through mediums such as acrylic, oil, mixed media, graphic design and fabric art that tells a story in the form of quilts. Exhibiting artists are Bryant T. Bell, Donna L. Blakey, Nikki Brooks, Valerie Brooks, Sheila Exum, Taylor Gordon, Ann Martin, LaVerne McIntyre, Mijomor, Guillermo Silveira, Willow Troise, Tobuje and Julio C. Umanzor.

At its core, I Belong challenges prevailing stereotypes surrounding race and ethnicity, presenting alternative narratives that foster a deep sense of belonging. By highlighting the pride and beauty inherent in diverse cultural backgrounds, the exhibition emphasizes the interconnectedness that unites all people. The ultimate vision is a future where racial inclusion is not just an aspiration but a lived reality.

Exhibition juror Guy Miller holds a bachelor of studio arts degree from Delaware State and a master of fine arts degree from American University in Washington, D.C. Miller's particular artistic journey includes a transition from two-dimensional ink and graphite drawings to a three-dimensional focus, showcasing his versatility as an artist.

In 2020, Miller received a prestigious Emerging Artist fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts, followed by his selection for the Delaware Division of the Arts Career Development program in 2023. His work has been exhibited at various locations throughout the state, including CAMP Rehoboth.


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