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Sat, Apr 13

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East Avenue Market and Gallery

​​Michael Roman: Meet and Greet Photo Session

Join the artistic journey! Akron Soul Train invites you to participate in Michael Boyd Roman's upcoming portrait series. Roman will be stationed at East Avenue Market and Gallery, equipped with a mobile photography studio, seeking marginalized individuals of color for his captivating artworks.

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​​Michael Roman: Meet and Greet Photo Session
​​Michael Roman: Meet and Greet Photo Session

Time & Location

Apr 13, 2024, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

East Avenue Market and Gallery , 2290 East Ave, Akron, OH 44314, USA

About the event

Join the artistic journey! Akron Soul Train invites you to be a part of Michael Boyd Roman's upcoming portrait series, showcased from August 28 to October 5, 2024. Seeking subjects for his captivating artworks, Roman will be stationed at East Avenue Market and Gallery, equipped with a mobile photography studio. He eagerly awaits the participation of Akron's vibrant community members to gather reference photos, enriching his ties to the city while crafting a compelling collection that celebrates the representation of marginalized individuals of color in traditional gallery spaces.

Michael Boyd Roman's art intricately captures the inherent elegance of contemporary Black lives, seamlessly blending elements of hip-hop, urban culture, and nods to art history and religious symbolism. Through his work, Roman presents images of divine Black beauty, offering uplifting and spiritually resonant depictions that challenge prevailing historical narratives surrounding the modern Black experience. Throughout his residency at Akron Soul Train, Roman is committed to expanding his visual repertoire, exploring themes of spiritual transcendence and integrating iconography from a spectrum of indigenous belief systems worldwide.

All participants will receive a copy of their photo portrait post-event.

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