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How to Write About Black Art with Richard Allen May III – Part 2

Blacklandia Events Series
FREE• Saturdays, November 6, 13, and 20 • 4 PM
Zoom • Register at

Back by popular demand, Writing about Black Art with Richard Allen May III returns this November with both new and continued explorations of Black art. If you’re curious about Black art and interested in learning more about it—and would like to discover new tools for experiencing and writing about art—then please join Inlandia Institute’s Blacklandia events series for this in-depth virtual workshop. Classes run for three consecutive Saturdays – November 6, 13, and 20 from 4–6 PM, and are free and open to the public.

This second series of workshops on How to Write About Black Art concentrates on making Black art accessible to readers through the methodology of Formalism or analyzing the elements of form (structure) in a work of art including line, composition, light, color, shape, balance, and texture. The outcome of this three-week workshop is that, through peer discussion and peer reviews, participants will produce a minimum of two edited and revised essays on Black art that reflect proficiency in using the language of art and design.

You are not required to have taken Part 1 of this workshop series to participate in Part 2. To register, please visit:

Artist and educator, Richard Allen May III comes with a wealth of knowledge about the AfriCOBRA Movement, having written the forward to AfriCOBRA: Experimental Art Toward a School of Thought, published by Duke University, 2020. He is a staff writer at Artillery magazine and his work has been displayed in art galleries throughout the Inland Empire, as well as exhibits throughout the United States. May has taught courses in community colleges, universities, and prisons and will discuss his artwork in the context of community.  More information at

This event is supported in part by an award from the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more about the California Arts Council at

Funding has been provided by California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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