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Friday, 26 February 2021

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette highlighting Purdue graduate Boyd Smith's artwork this Black History

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Art Museum of Greater Lafayette highlighting Purdue graduate Boyd Smith's artwork this Black History
Art Museum of Greater Lafayette highlighting Purdue graduate Boyd Smith's artwork this Black History

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette highlighting Purdue graduate Boyd Smith's artwork this Black History Month

(or on the website, you'll be able to view an exhibit highlighting the black experience.

News 18's micah upshaw took a trip to the exhibit last week.

Micah tell us about the art pieces.

The paintings are designed to bring the artwork to life.

It uses every day art materials such as pastels but it's mixed with digital technology.

The exhibit is called the (rude-iments of soup-pre) rudiments of supre.

The artist is purdue graduate boyd smith.

This project was created in response to a term called the super-predator.he term was coined in 1995 by an an american political professor.

It's a derogatory term used to describe african-american men as it relates to their experience with the criminal justice system.

Smith's work is designed to bring a positive portrayal.

Purdue's black cultural center director is encouraging the community to view the gallery.

This exhibit is very timely.

We know that as a nation we have experienced a tremendous amount of racial unrest and this particular exhibit exemplifies some of that racial unrest.

Smith originally presented this project for his masters of fine art thesis a few years ago.

He has since updated it to align with the current racial unrest our coury has faced.

The art exhibit will be continue through april.

There will be a virtual presentation next thursday february, 25th.

That information will be on our website wlfi.com.

Reporting in studio, micah upshaw.

News 18.

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