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Norfolk Arts Opens New Exhibit at the Offsite Gallery at MacArthur Center

"Racial Inequality” by Theresa A. Brown on view through October 8, 2021


An abstract oil painting with vertical pops of reds, yellows, whites, greens, and blues on a black background. Racial Inequality: Crossing the Line from Hope to Despair, a solo exhibition by Theresa A Brown (all other info in article)

Words and Images courtesy of Norfolk Arts.

 Local artist Theresa A. Brown’s latest exhibition, “Racial Inequality” opens in Norfolk Arts’ Offsite Gallery at MacArthur Center with a reception on August 27, 5-7pm. The event and gallery are free and open to the public.  

Through a series of abstract acrylic paintings, Theresa A. Brown expresses feelings of pain, love, hope and progress for the future related to issues of racial inequality. Her uniquely unified technique evokes emotion while challenging the mind to see the unseen and unspoken. Representing a step forward for her ancestors and children, a red footprint is incorporated into each painting. 

Brown received her BFA in Commercial Art and Design from Virginia State University. National exhibitions include Chicago WCA Woman Made Gallery’s Intersectional History and Young Women’s Caucus, Stockley Gardens Art Festival,  Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art Boardwalk Art Show, The Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center Technology Series, The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center 2019 Virginia Juried Artists, and the University of North Carolina Wilmington Cab Art Gallery XX: Women 2020. Brown was a 2020 Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center Annual Members’ Show award winning artist.

Opening Reception:  Friday, August 27, 5-7 p.m.

Event link     On View Through:  Friday, October 8, 2021

Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday: Noon-6 p.m.  Offsite Gallery at MacArthur Center  300 Monticello Ave., Suite #287  Norfolk, VA 23510 

Masks and social distancing required.

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