Black Arts Matter Festival: Art Exhibition and Talk with Mawhyah

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Memorial Union
@ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Wisconsin Union Theater and Wisconsin Union Directorate Art Committee present an Art Exhibition and Talk with Mawhyah.

Join us for a series of celebratory events and performances to kick off the 2023 Black Arts Matter Festival. Opening night events are free and open to the public.

  • 5:30 PM in Shannon Sunset Lounge | Welcome Reception with DJ Femme Noir
  • 6 PM in Class of 1925 Gallery | Mawhyah Art Exhibit Viewing, presented by the Wisconsin Union Directorate Art Committee
  • 7:30 PM in Play Circle | Artist Talk with Mawhyah, moderated by Shasparay (doors open at 7 PM)

About the Artist: Mawhyah

Mawhyah Milton was born in 1989 in an apartment in Bronx, NY. She was adopted by her maternal grandparents along with her four siblings and raised in Birmingham, AL. She shared a passion and talent for art with her grandfather and always pursued it as a way of connecting with others. In college, while attending Savannah College of Art and Design, she spent five years finding her artistic “voice” and illustration style. It wasn’t until she joined AmeriCorps after graduating that she began to learn more in-depth about the intersections of oppressive systems and combine what she learned with her own story and the voices of her family and those who look like her. As she became more confident in her voice and self, her use of color became more vibrant and bolder. Now, she uses her art to contribute to the zeitgeist by creating imagery about human, social and political issues. Mawhyah currently lives in New York, NY.

This event is part of the Black Arts Matter Festival, running from November 8-12, 2023. Learn more.