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Visiting Artist Roberto Lugo: Ceramic Workshop

Please register with Molly McFadden in the Art Education department.

The Art Education Department proposes to invite artist Roberto Lugo and art educator Mindi Rhoades to VCU for a series of lectures, conversations and workshops over the course of three days in February. The goal of this series is to illuminate ways in which Art Education can address and break open aspects of cultural identity – class, race, gender, and sexuality.

This series will be open to all School of the Arts students, as well as preK-12 teachers in the Richmond area, with whom our students work regularly.

Roberto Lugo is a potter, activist, culture-maker, rapper, poet, and educator. He grew up in Philadelphia in the 1980’s in a poor neighborhood ravaged by the crack epidemic. He learned ceramics at a community college at the age of 25. He eventually earned a B.F.A. from Kansas City Art Institute in 2012, and an M.F.A. from Penn State 2014. “My life’s story takes shape in the form of teapots, poetry, murals, rap, artist talks, and sheer acts of activism … Today my graffiti is defacing social inequality.”

For more information, please visit the website.

This event is funded by the VCUarts Inclusion Infusion Initiative. The initiative funds visiting artists, designers, performers and scholars whose work offers a catalyst for student dialogue about diverse aspects of identity–culture, class, race, gender, sexuality, religion. For other Inclusion Infusion events, search “Inclusion” on the VCUarts calendar.


February 3, 2017
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


The Depot
814 West Broad Street
Richmond VA
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