Maya Freelon Asante
March 31, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at CAM Raleigh
part of a series on Taboo
About the speaker
Photo by Greg Powers
Maya Freelon Asante is an award-winning visual artist whose work was described by the late poet Maya Angelou as “visualizing the truth about the vulnerability and power of the human being.”
Cosmopolitan magazine featured her in June 2015 in “Art Stars,” calling her one “of the most badass female artists in the biz.”
She was commissioned by Google to design original art for their OnHub router.
Her unique tissue paper art, praised by the International Review of African American Art as “a vibrant, beating assemblage of color,” has been exhibited internationally, including shows in Paris, Jamaica, Madagascar, and Italy.
She was selected by Modern Luxury Magazine as Best of the City; by Huffington Post as “Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know”; and by Complex magazine as “15 Young Black Artists Making Waves in the Art World.”
Maya has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, the Korobitey Institute in Ghana, and the Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia. She earned a BA from Lafayette College and an MFA from the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
CAM Raleigh, The Contemporary Art Museum in North Carolina, seeks to curate the most current and essential works of art and design today – those still emerging, growing and living. Opened in the Warehouse District in April 2011, CAM Raleigh is among the pioneering museums worldwide exploring what is now and is nearing with a sense of urgency.
Counter Culture Coffee is dedicated to finding and bringing to market the most exciting and delicious coffees in the world. We approach our work with a passion for the ideal of coffee perfection, a dedication to real sustainability, and a commitment to cutting-edge education throughout the coffee chain.
Rise serves great food at an affordable price, made with premium ingredients by people who care. Any time we can use NC products, we do! We are not your typical breakfast spot. Rise serves biscuits (rated in the top ten in the nation by Food & Wine) and doughnuts (made fresh every night, beginning at midnight). We started in Durham in 2012, and we’ve added five additional Triangle locations.
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy free coffee and breakfast items from our fantastic partners. The presentation will begin at 9 a.m. and will last 30 minutes with time for Q&A.
Free parking during the event will be generously provided by our friends at Videri Chocolate Factory! Parking is available at the Raleigh Depot lot, next to Videri’s location at 327 W. Davie St. Just a short block south of CAM.