March 20 Art Encounters
iROZEALb and the Art of Identity
10:30–11:30 am
Third Thursday Art Encounters
offers docent-guided tours of Joslyn's collections and special exhibitions on the third Thursday of each month, beginning at 10:30 am. Designed to appeal to all art lovers, from the well-seasoned to the amateur, these monthly programs are a great way to learn about art with others.

The Art of Identity explores the work of Joslyn's first featured Contemporary Art Project (CAP) artist, iROZEALb, as well as other artists in Joslyn's permanent collection who address issues of identity.

Fusing imagery and techniques from widely-varied sources — including American hip hop culture, traditional Japanese woodcut prints, comic books, and Byzantine icons — iROZEALb’s (Iona Rozeal Brown, b. Washington, D.C., 1963) paintings, drawings, and mixed media collages examine how personal identity is shaped when cultural forces collide. This exhibition will include several existing paintings, as well as two new works that are currently in progress. She will also create a mural in the Riley CAP Gallery specifically for the exhibition.

Pictured: POD 777: Don't's only the rhythm, the Grace of the tsuru, 2013; acrylic, ink, krink, and graphite on wood panel; 60 x 48 in.; Courtesy the artist and Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York

Presented in partnership with The Nebraska Medical Center's Health & Wellness Club, Art Encounters is free to all. Reservations are not required.  For program details please contact Joslyn's Director of Adult Programs at (402) 661-3862 or

Check back soon for next month's installment of Art Encounters!