We are excited to extend an invitation to all of you to join us for our inaugural Artist in Residence event featuring William Marshall, a talented junior from Birmingham, Alabama. William is a student photographer who works with both film and digital mediums, majoring in media studies and deeply passionate about digital creation, graphic design, film, television, and critical cultural analysis.
Date: TODAY! Friday, November 10th
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Scott Hall Lobby
Speaker presentation followed by Q&A
William’s collection is a unique and thought-provoking exploration of Afro-surrealism. Traditional surrealist paintings often depict the world in a warped, dream-like state, capturing the essence of life rather than its form. However, Afro-surrealism, as envisioned by William, delves into the experience of being Black and how it shapes one’s perception of reality. To be Black often means experiencing the world in a way that feels detached from the realities of others, making life seem almost surreal at times.
Through his photography, William aims to highlight the uncertainty, confusion, and emotional turbulence that many Black individuals encounter in their everyday lives. His collection is a powerful testament to the diverse perspectives that our student body brings to the table, and we believe it will resonate with and inspire all who attend.
We encourage you to join us on November 10th to not only witness William’s remarkable work but also to engage in a meaningful discussion during the Q&A session. This event promises to be a valuable opportunity for personal and intellectual growth.
Whether you have an interest in the arts or are simply curious to explore a unique perspective, we welcome you to attend and be part of this exciting inaugural event. Together, we can celebrate the rich diversity of voices and experiences within our Pitzer community.