The annual Through Our Eyes exhibit, mounted by the Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum, is always one of the highlights of the year in art.
This year, the museum is providing 20 artists with the opportunity to exhibit their works in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The chance to show works abroad doesn't just reaffirm the museum's commitment to area artists of the African diaspora, it illustrates the nuanced richness of artists making works in Jacksonville, who call the city home, and how those works cross physical and ideological boundaries.
We wholeheartedly wish the artists an amazing journey (as this year, they certainly took us on one). Through Our Eyes 2018 is on view until June 7.
The artists include Rhonda Bristol, Richlin Burnett-Ryan, Christopher Clark, Overstreet Ducasse, Annelies Dykgraaf, Dania Frink, Etta Haygood, Jamal Jones, Erin Kendrick, Marsha Hatcher, Yuzly Mathurin, Gil Mayers, Traci Mims, Ahyanna Nakia, Suzanne Pickett, Adrian Rhodes, Pablo Rivera, Weldon Ryan and Marcus Williams.