CREATIVES TO FOLLOW IN 2022: OBRA Collective
CREATIVES TO FOLLOW IN ’22: OBRA COLLECTIVE
OBRA (Observe, Bridge, Respond, Art) Collective is a group of Latinx, immigrant and undocumented and ally artists. The group aims to create a space for immigrant and Latin@ voices through interdisciplinary art practices including visual art, writing, music and more. OBRA also brings bilingual artistic experiences to the Spanish speaking communities of Charlotte.
Last year was a big one for OBRA. They partnered with MoRa to create “Tapestry,” a wrapped mural at the corner of Idlewild and Monroe Roads illustrating the diversity of East Charlotte. They also announced their first physical location in VAPA Center. “We are thrilled to have a gallery, artist studios and photography dark room at VAPA Center and invite Latin@ artists to join us,” OBRA said. We think they’re just getting warmed up.
RAISING THE BAR
For 2022, OBRA says they hope to reach more families and communities to amplify more voices through the art-making process.
And, OBRA’s first show in four years! “Amor y Desamores” (“Love and Heartbreak”) will be hosted at Petra’s Bar on Friday, Feb. 4. It will feature works by 12 artists, plus musical performances by Bravo Pueblo, Florecita and Quisol.
▶️ Join OBRA’s “Sketchybeer” meetups the second Friday of the month to engage with Latin@ and immigrant artists.
▶️ Visit their gallery and studio at VAPA Center.
▶️ Follow OBRA Collective so you don’t miss out on more cool things in 2022!
▶️ Attend their show on Feb. 4!
And, keep your eye on our channel this month as we continue to highlight other exciting creatives we’re watching closely in 2022. It’s going to be an amazing year. Come with us on the journey.
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