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Blaxplanation: Black Art with Floyd D. Tunson
In partnership with Redline’s Afrofuturistic art program series, History Colorado’s Blaxplanation
In partnership with Redline’s Afrofuturistic art program series, History Colorado’s Blaxplanation: Black Artist event focuses on exploring the relationship between the historical Black experience and how it is manifested, understood and worked- through in the expression of art.
Artist Floyd D. Tunson will speak to his art and life experiences. An audience Q & A will follow the talk.
Floyd D. Tunson was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1947. He spent much of his early childhood observing his older brother make art and visiting the Denver Art Museum. After earning a BA Degree in Art, he wanted to explore additional fields of study and entered the University of Colorado Law School. At that time, however, Uncle Sam needed a few good men – and drafted him during the Vietnam War.
After mustering out of the service, Tunson began his teaching and art careers and earned a Master’s Degree in Studio Art. During his career, Tunson has explored numerous representational and non-objective themes in photography, printmaking, mixed media, painting, and sculpture. Some of his work draws from his experience as an African-American male in America; other work reflects a broad view of the world, including art history.
Tunson continues to work in several mediums, sometimes responding to controversial political events and sometimes responding to the call of beauty for beauty’s sake.