Belonging: Cross River Art Exhibition builds connections and invites collaboration between artists working in the vibrant art scenes of the greater St. Louis and surrounding Illinois communities. Exhibited works—ranging from drawings to wall sculpture to film—combine historical analysis with visual aesthetics in an exploration of what it means to belong in community.
The exhibition is curated by Allena Marie Brazier (MFA-VA23).
About the curator:
Allena Marie Brazier is a first-year MFA in Visual Art student and a creative from East St. Louis, IL. Brazier holds a BFA in Art and Design from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). In 2021, Brazier was selected by MFA in Visual Art program Chair Lisa Bulawsky to be the inaugural curator-in-residence for the Lewis Collaborative and TechArtista space.
About the Sam Fox School-Lewis Collaborative Curator-in-Residence Program:
This new collaboration between the MFA in Visual Art program in the Sam Fox School and the Lewis Collaborative Center (formerly the Lewis Center), strives to create opportunities for engagement through the arts between the Sam Fox School, Washington University in St. Louis, University City, and the greater St. Louis-area creative ecosystem in St. Louis area. The curator-in-residence is ideally positioned to be the catalyst for exchange, to build bridges between these creative communities, and to develop a unique curatorial vision.