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Installation: "Brown Paper Bag Test"


  • IMRC Center University of Maine 5785 Stewart Commons Orono, Maine 04469 United States (map)

Brown Paper Bag Test will be open for viewing from February 7th to February 11th between 12:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the IMRC Center located in Stewart Commons at the University of Maine. Viewings are free and open to the public. Eleanor will give an artist talk at the IMRC Center on Friday, February 10th at 1pm.

Throughout the month of February, the UMaine Multicultural Center will host a series of events that celebrate and highlight African American history and culture. Eleanor's talk will take place at the IMRC Center, located in Stewart Commons at the University of Maine.

Brown Paper Bag Test is a socially engaged installation that addresses issues of discrimination within the black community based upon skin complexion and comparison of shade, formally known as colorism. This piece explores the impact that colorism has on black women and the role that they play in this narrative while asking the audience to explore where they stand in this social phenomenon that dates back to the practice of slavery in America.

To schedule a viewing and/or studio visit with Eleanor, please contact her directly at eleanorkipping@gmail.com.

Later Event: February 10
Artist Talk: Brown Paper Bag Test