Over the summer, I attended an art exhibition in Detroit called YOU Belong: An Exhibition on Belonging at Chroma Detroit. The exhibition was held in June (2022) and has since ended, but I thought I would share a few photos from my visit.

YOU Belong was curated by Donna Jackson, the founder of DMJ Studio. The art exhibit featured 43 Detroit artists and the collection of artworks focused on answering the questions of what it means to belong.

“What does belonging look like, and why is it essential to a person’s life? This exhibit is a collection of works answering these questions and more by many amazing artists from all walks of life.”

Excerpted from the “YOU Belong” official website

Here’s a link to the art exhibit’s official website where you can view all of the artwork in 3D format. The web page also includes the names of all of the participating artists.

Hope you enjoy the photos!

PHOTOS FROM YOU BELONG: AN EXHIBITION ON BELONGING

Photo with my friend and Detroit artist Blight Hernandez
YOU Belong: An Exhibition on Belonging, curated by DMJ Studio and hosted at the Chroma Detroit gallery.
The YOU Belong: An Exhibition on Belonging was held at Chroma Detroit.
"Pink Bantu Knots" by artist DaJaniere Rice at YOU Belong art exhibition
“Pink Bantu Knots” by artist DaJaniere Rice
Blight Hernandez, artist and designer. "It Was Never Yours to Begin With" artwork featured in the YOU Belong art exhibition at Chroma Detroit.
Photo of artist Blight Hernandez with his artwork “It Was Never Yours to Begin With”
"Grandma's Kitchen" by artist Simone Bryant at the YOU Belong art exhibition
“Grandma’s Kitchen” by artist Simone Bryant
"Arise and Chosen (My Heart)" by artist Yvette Rock at the YOU Belong art exhibition
“Arise and Chosen (My Heart)” by artist Yvette Rock
"Cailyn" by artist Cailyn Dawson at the YOU Belong art exhibition
“Cailyn” by artist Cailyn Dawson
"Ancient Future Sun Rising Portal" by artist Olivia Rae Gutterson
“Ancient Future Sun Rising Portal” by artist Olivia Rae Gutterson
Photo of artist Blight Hernandez with his artwork "Evolution of Time" at the YOU Belong art exhibition in Detroit.
Photo of artist Blight Hernandez with his artwork “Evolution of Time”
"Evolution of Time" by artist Blight Hernandez
“Evolution of Time” by artist Blight Hernandez
YOU Belong: An Exhibition on Belonging at Chroma Detroit
Top: “Spring Day” by artist Dayonna Sears | Below: “All In” by artist Trae Issac
"Homeboy" by artist Onzie Norman
“Homeboy” by artist Onzie Norman
"Homegirl" by artist Onzie Norman
“Homegirl” by artist Onzie Norman
"Sun" by Laura Quatrocchi
“Sun” by Laura Quatrocchi
"Terra Mater (Mother Earth, cold and warm. Female and Male)" by artist Marta Carvajal
“Terra Mater (Mother Earth, cold and warm. Female and Male)” by artist Marta Carvajal
Top: “Beautiful Series” by artist Rahmyza Muhammad | Below: “Platte River Blues” by artist Cassidy Barnett

A few more art shows I’ve attended over the years:

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