Suzanne Roberts

Art Historian and Program Manager

Frangena Johnson

General Manager and Travel Manager

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From art exhibitions to art workshops to art outings we are building a cohesive community among residents who have a strong and growing interest in black art and culture.  

We ask that you join us for some activities.

Brimming with intellect and artistically-focused insight too many black artists are not enjoying the fruits of the talent they harbor.  

We are dedicated to growing the pool of professional black artists.  If you are an artist that wants to grow check us out.

Without a doubt Obsidian Arts is developing some of the boldest travel experiences on the market.  Our goal is to bring the global black experience to you in intimate and intelligent ways.  We plan the trip and now work with professional agents to implement. Join Us!

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Ben Appleton

Office Manager

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Join Us in Re-writing History

Face it, Wikipedia is the go to source for information these days.  Well we invite and encourage you to partners with Obsidian Arts and Mia for a day of re-writing the public history of African American artists.
African American Artists Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Mia, 2400 3rd Avenue South
Saturday, January 28
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Kick off African American History Month with a lively Wikipedia editing session driven to increase the visibility of African American visual artists. No experience necessary; training session at 12:30 PM for newcomers. Please bring your own laptop; a limited number of computers will also be available. Refreshments provided. Bring some art and research loving friends.  For advance research assistance, call the Mia Library: 612.870.3117.

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