artist        development

For more than 10 years Obsidian Arts has been cultivating community interest and exploration of black visual culture and encouraging the professional development of black artists.

Your contributions can support our ongoing work. Your attendance can make our events more exciting. Check us out.  Give us a close up.

Beauty Is . . .

the way in which black culture manifests its essence across the globe.

Art Programs Info

Growing Artists

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!

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.

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.

Meet Our Team

Roderic Southall


  • Black Art in America
  • Somali Museum, Minnesota
  • Soul of America Travel Site
  • The Root: Black News

Our Favorite Cultural Links

Frangena Johnson

Publicity Manager and Administration Manager

Suzanne Roberts

Art Historian and Program Manager

  • National Museum of African American History
  • The Urban Daily
  • The Griot.
  • TBD

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