JJC Talks: Rikiesha Metzger
Join the Joshua Johnson Council’s March meeting featuring artist Rikiesha Metzger.
About the Artist:
Rikiesha Metzger is a multifaceted community artist working with themes related to race, identity, and beauty. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, she has traveled extensively as an artist interested in experiencing and collaborating with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Built upon a strong spiritual foundation, she desires to teach people how various forms of art can provide them with an outlet for self-expression. As a socially engaged artist, her professional and research interests revolve around the transformative power of art and its ability to create new experiences, rebirth, and reignite the spirit of underserved communities. As a working mom, adjunct professor at MICA, and art teacher at Hampden Christian School, Rikiesha believes the Creator of the Universe helps her to balance all aspects of her life. Currently, Rikiesha is a student at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, pursuing a degree in Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory.
About the Joshua Johnson Council (JJC):
Joshua Johnson Council (JJC) Members share a passion for African American and African art. Named after an 18th-century African American portrait painter who lived and worked in Maryland, the JJC is one of the oldest African American museum support groups in the U.S. Its mission is to forge meaningful connections between Baltimore’s African American communities and The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) by promoting and highlighting the achievements of African American artists.
JJC Membership offers a wide range of opportunities for active participation within a network of friends and colleagues dedicated to art, education, community, and family. JJC programs and meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month.