All Black Everything – Virtual Exhibit

A Foreword from the Curator, Jenn Rosario:

Someone once said to me “There isn’t just one way to be Black”, and as basic as that sounds, it was so liberating to hear. As a Black woman and an Afro-Latina, I sometimes felt that my experience was too different from other Black people. I struggled to define what being Black meant to me, and how I could incorporate that into my work.

But as I began to explore my creativity more, I realized that Black can mean whatever I want it to mean. Whether i’m making a dress, or writing a poem, or just goofing off with my friends doing improv, everything I make is Black. My intention in curating this virtual exhibit is to highlight a variety of Black artists and content creators in our community, and show how they weave their unique experiences into their work. All Black Everything, all in their own way. 

You can support these artists by buying, sharing, and following. Happy Black History Month!

About the Exhibition

ColdTowne Theater is pleased to present All Black Everything, an exhibition of audio and visual art from artists in Austin, Texas. Created by Black artists, curated by Black artists, for Black artists and the world beyond. Black Lives Matter this month and every month, and we’re excited to shine a spotlight on these local creators.


ADRIAN ARMSTRONG
Brown Skin 002
Pen, acrylic, and collage on canvas 
38” x 38”, $4400
@adrianarmstrongart

ADRIAN ARMSTRONG
Brown Skin 002
Pen, acrylic, and collage on canvas 
38” x 38”, $4400
@adrianarmstrongart


STEPHANIE VASQUEZ FONSECA AND THE STORY WRANGLERS
The Story of Madame C.J. Walker


BRIAN DELUMPA
Afloat
@brianjdelumpa

BRIAN DELUMPA
Afloat
@brianjdelumpa


RYAN DARBONNE
The Office (no relation)
Comedy Sketch
@seriousblack69


VANESSA TURNER
Metamorph Sis
@haut85_clo

VANESSA TURNER
Metamorph Sis
@haut85_clo


UNCLEASAR ALKEBULAN AND JOLLYVILLE RADIO
Father Kwanzaa
Podcast featuring comedy sketches and storytelling
@JollyvilleRadio


HAKEEM ADEWUMI
When you R who you R
16” x 20” Archival Matte Print

HAKEEM ADEWUMI
When you R who you R
16” x 20” Archival Matte Print


ARIELLE AUSTIN
Releasing the Tension
@arielle_austin

ARIELLE AUSTIN
Releasing the Tension
@arielle_austin


EVAN WORD
MLK Bar Crawls
Comedy Sketch
@tokenbipoc


DAVINA ADCOCK
Good Hair
@thecouplethatcrafts

DAVINA ADCOCK
Good Hair
@thecouplethatcrafts


KEYSHAAN CASTLE
The Black Office
Comedy Sketch
@key_tcas & @minni_2fresh


MYLKWEED
NAWFCIDE
Pencil, Pen, Mixed Media
@mylkweed_bbs


SAMARA BARKS
Mother
@Mixed_Hues

SAMARA BARKS
Mother
@Mixed_Hues