From August 7-28, 2020* New City Arts presents Blue Black, Black and Blue, an exhibit of new work by Tobiah Mundt.
Take a walk downtown any time this month to see the exhibit through the the large Welcome Gallery window or schedule an in-person appointment to see the exhibit.
Plus, stop by the Welcome Gallery window any time between 1PM and 3PM on Friday, August 22 or Saturday, August 23 for a tufting demonstration. Wave hello and watch as Tobiah works on a new piece in the window.
*Originally scheduled for June 2020, this exhibit was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blue Black Black and Blue is a visual poem about the pain that comes with being Black and how we must turn that pain into joy.
I am so blue
I am so black
I am bruised
so I create
My black is not her black
it is ours
We breathe life
We breathe pain
We are JOY
MEET THE ARTIST
Tobiah Mundt is a self taught fiber artist who left the field of Architecture for sculpture. She uses needle felting, wet felting and rug tufting techniques to produce dreamlike figures and colorful forms.
She is the co-owner and creative director of The Hive, an arts and crafts bar in Charlottesville, Virginia where she teaches fiber arts, blurring the line between art and craft.
Tobiah has exhibited her work in Texas, Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
HOW TO SEE THE SHOW
Walk by Welcome Gallery at 114 3rd St. NE any time to see Tobiah's work through the large storefront window.
Want to see the work up close? Private, in-person viewings will be available on weekdays between August 7 and August 28. To schedule an appointment, click on the button below.
HOW TO PURCHASE WORK
Image courtesy of the artist.
This Welcome Gallery exhibit is sponsored by The JLRS Family Fund and Mary Pontillo & Christian Galdencio.
Located at 114 3rd St. NE, Welcome Gallery is downtown, storefront art space in Charlottesville, VA, run by New City Arts Initiative, a non-profit community arts organization. This same location houses NCAI staff offices and a studio space.