(Roberta’s Art Gallery submission ) Roberta’s Art Gallery warmly welcomes distinguished Warhawk alum and faculty member Mutope Johnson in his exhibit Blue Through Brown Eyes: The Art of Mutope Johnson.
Blue Through Brown Eyes: The Art of Mutope Johnson will be at Roberta’s Art Gallery from January 13 – February 26. This exhibit starts during UW-Whitewater’s winter break, and starting Monday, January 18, the gallery will return to its usual hours of 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday. Come see the art before spring semester kicks off or stop by when you’re on campus. The exhibit is also available on the gallery website.
Join Roberta’s Art Gallery for a virtual reception to learn more about the experience and insight Mutope Johnson’s art offers on Wednesday, February 10 at 5 p.m. through Facebook live. Johnson describes his artwork as “reflections of African-American history and culture where they become a useful artistic tool for presenting visual art in a format that promotes meaningful discourse about art, cultural identity and cultural conservation.”
Mutope Johnson earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from UW-Whitewater, and then earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree from UW-Milwaukee. He now works as a Lecturer in the Department of Art and Design at UW-Whitewater and is a coordinator of inclusive excellence and diversity for the College of Arts and Communication at UW-Whitewater as well. Johnson recognizes, “The power of the arts can add a tremendous value to all of our lives when artists choose to tell our own stories and share what we’ve created.” Come see artist Mutope Johnson’s creations at Roberta’s Art Gallery to see the stories told through his artwork.
Roberta’s Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the James R. Connor University Center (UC) at UW-Whitewater. The gallery hosts multiple exhibits and workshops each semester by collaborating with the artists–both locally and regionally. Many of our events will be held virtually this semester.
Roberta’s Art Gallery prides itself on all of their exhibits being free and open to the public. This means anyone: whether you’re a student, a Whitewater community member, or someone wanting to support the artist, stop on by to support a fellow Warhawk! For questions or further information, contact Roberta’s Art Gallery at (262) 472-3193 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website.