SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Technical Community College featured artist-in-residence, Kiayani Douglas in its kickoff event for Black History Month Saturday Night.

Douglas’s art exhibit “Fallacies of a Black Identity Enthusiast,” is on view now through February 29 at the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery.

Douglas has spent the last three years developing an interdisciplinary body of work that is geared toward curating conversations in race history and privilege.

I make art as a way to cope with the social injustices that are happening in America. I have always been a maker of many things, but my love for portraits and the body have always shown through in all the mediums I manage. My interest in non-traditional drawing has allowed me to think about how we interact with two-dimensional pieces. My love for sculpture has allowed me the ability to expand my two-dimensional works and create forms to further express my conceptual thinking.

Kiayani Douglas, artist-in-residence

STCC will have other Black History Month events featuring Douglas including:

  • Wearable Art Workshop, in the gallery – February 12, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
  • Special artist talk, in the Student Learning Commons – February 27, 10:00 am to 11:30 am