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Artist + Scholar Talk: Daniel Minter and Henry John Drewal


Indigo Arts Alliance and Cove Street Arts are proud to present Daniel Minter in conversation with Henry John Drewal — Othered: Displaced from Malaga.

The two will discuss Professor Drewal’s recent essay— Revelations: Bitter History, Enduring Spirit in the Art of Daniel Minter. The essay is in response to Minter’s 2018 University Of Southern Maine Artists Residency. This is the second series of paintings inspired by Minter’s reverence, research and respect for the people of Malaga Island.

Minter is a painter, sculptor, and illustrator who uses art as a tool for dialogue with his community. His work reflects abiding themes of displacement and diaspora; ordinary/extraordinary blackness; spirituality in the Afro-Atlantic world; and the (re)creation of meanings of home. He is co-founder of Indigo Arts Alliance, The Portland Freedom Trail and is a professor at Maine College of Art.

Henry John Drewal has published several books and edited volumes and many articles on various aspects of African art, among them: Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought, which toured seven US cities, and Beads, Body, and Soul: Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe,, which toured five US cities between 1998-2000. He is the Evjue-Bascom Professor of Art History and Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Adjunct Curator of African Art at the Chazen Museum of Art, UW-Madison.