Local Curator Creates Black Lives Matter Exhibit in Urbana

January 09, 2015
 
Travis Hocutt curator for the Black Lives Matter gallery at the Independent Media Center looks at the images in the exhibit

Travis Hocutt is curator of the Black Lives Matter gallery at the Independent Media Center

(Photo: Tiffany Jolley)

Photos and art from Black Lives Matter protests in the area were shown Friday night in Urbana. Travis Hocutt spent the afternoon ahead of the show sifting through boxes of posters and photographs. Hocutt is the exhibit's curator and  covered three walls in the Independent Media Center with the images.

Hocutt says this exhibit gives people a platform to continue the conversation around the movements that arose after the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

“There’s a lot of pain in the messages in the posters, and people are out expressing that," he said. "It’s very powerful, and it deserves a place to be shown, it deserves a place to exist that isn’t put away. It deserves to be out in the open,” said Hocutt.

The Black Lives Matter exhibit was held Friday night in the Independent Media Center. Other exhibits will follow.

Story source: WILL