Sankofa Film Series Concludes with: Colored Frames

11 April 2013
Colored Frames

The University of Michigan Detroit Center concludes its 2012-2013 Sankofa Film Series with Colored Frames. The film will be shown on Friday, April 19 beginning at 6 p.m. Following the film, Marvin Chatman, a professional artist and Professor of Humanities at Wayne County Community College District, will provide a brief talk and respond to audience questions. The event includes complimentary admission, parking and light refreshments to all attendees.

Colored Frames is an unflinching exploration of the influences, inspirations and experiences of African American artists. The documentary includes an examination of the role of race, gender and class in the visual arts. The film also takes a deeper look into the role and influence of fine art in the Civil Rights Movement, as well as the legacy of discrimination in the art community, both historically and contemporarily. Beyond the social and racial implications of art, the film highlights a variety of noteworthy African-American artists and their works.

About the Speaker: Marvin Chatman is an Academic Engagement Administrator at Moses Field School and professor of Humanities at Wayne County Community College District. Chatman is a graduate of the Detroit Public School system. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College for Creative Studies and completed graduate courses at Parsons School of Design where he studied African art and culture in villages in Senegal and Ivory Coast West Africa. Later, he attained a Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Teacher Certification in Humanities and Art Education from Marygrove College, Master of Education and Certification in Special Education, and an Educational Specialist Degree in Administration from Wayne State University.

The 2012-2013 Sankofa Film Series is a collaborative effort between U-M Dearborn’s African American Studies Program and the U-M Detroit Center.

For more information on the event, contact the Detroit Center at: detroitcenter@umich.edu / 313-593-3584.