Apposite Realities: Matters of Black Life
T. Tee. Teonta
VIEW THE EXHIBITION Ι 11/1 - 11/12.2020
Swift Gallery ι Breidenstine Hall (3rd Floor)
Reception ι 11/6.2020 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Artist Talk ι 7:00 pm
COVID-19 Safety Protocol ι Due to Covid-19, we are required to limit the capacity of Swift Gallery to 18 occupants at a time. Because of this, the night of the reception, we ask that you pre-register for a time slot to view the exhibition and meet the artist.
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Gallery Hours ι Standard business hours for Swift Gallery are Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Hours are subject to vary in accordance with University established holidays (below) and the reception, gallery talk/s or awards ceremony.
About the Exhibition ...
My primary objectives in this collection of paintings are to shift the narratives of social identity and diversify art spaces my work is featured in. The subject matters of the paintings highlight topics of racial and gender identity. The portraits are my approach to appropriately representing the experiences of Black Life and shifting away from society’s chronic misrepresentations. My ethnic genealogy is a union of African American and Latino/a. Coming from an upbringing in diverse urban neighborhoods, to a predominately white institution, prompted me to represent my identity in my new environments. I make the art I don’t get to see in my day to day life away from home. Black Life, and lives, will always be celebrated in my art. These compositions bring diversity to my space and help me identify who I am.
About the Artist ...
T. Tee. Teonta was born in West Philadelphia. She is a senior currently working towards two undergraduate degrees, Art Education and Fine Art, at Millersville University. Teonta has been featured in group exhibitions, most recently An Eternal Essence: A Requiem for Rita, located at the Ware Center in Lancaster, PA. Her paintings explore topics that challenge societies atypical views of social identities, such as race and gender. She was featured in the 2018 and 2019 Juried Student Shows, Sykes Gallery, Millersville, PA. Her first solo show was in 2017 at the pop-up Counterspace Gallery at Millersville University.
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- Memorial Day - 05/28 (Monday)
- Independence Day - 07/04 (Wednesday)
- Labor Day - 09/03/18 (Monday)
- Thanksgiving Day - 11/22 (Thursday)
- Day after Thanksgiving Day - 11/23 (Friday)
- Christmas Day - 12/25 (Tuesday)
- 12/26 (Wednesday) - 12/31 (Monday)
- New Year’s Day (2019) - 01/01/19 (Tuesday)
Directions & Parking
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To the MU Police Station for a Parking Permit ... As you drive down N. George Street, on the right, you will see signage on a brick wall welcoming you to Millersville University. This is the intersection of N. George Street & W. Cottage Avenue. If you make a right, you will find the University Police Station . Please stop in to request a free daily parking pass from the attendant at the main desk. This parking pass will be valid for white lines spaces only.
To Swift Gallery ... As you proceed down George Street. On the left, you will see the Sugar Bowl which will put you on Normal Avenue. At this turn, you will see a campus street sign for "Breidenstine Hall" (Department of Art & Design). Stop at the first Stop Sign and proceed straight. You will pass Biemesderfer Stadium and Chryst Field on your left hand side. A little further on the right you will see a square brick building with teal and white placards with the words "Art & Design". This is Breidenstine Hall, your destination of 46 E. Frederick Street. Sykes Gallery will be on the ground level of this building. Please address the department secretary in room 101 for access to the entrance for handicap accessibility.
To the Bus Parking Lot ... West Cottage Ave & North George St.
PARKING PERMITSDaily campus parking permits are required before 4:00 pm and available at the campus Police Station in Lebanon House on 237 N. George St., Millersville, PA 17551. These permits will only be valid for white, not yellow lined spaces. The station is open from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. (717) 871-4357.
Contact Us ...
DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN
46 East Frederick Street
Millersville, PA 17551
Secretary ι Mrs. Kate Kinney
Main Office ι Room 101 - Ground Level
Hours ι Monday-Friday (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
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