The University of New Mexico Africana Studies and Scholarly Soul Food Program presents "Creating Black Art in New Mexico" on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 12 - 1:30 p.m. in Mesa Vista Hall, 4th floor foyer.

Ben Hazard, UNM Africana Studies instructor, will discuss his experiences as a professional artist, his gallery exhibits and work that he has created in and for New Mexico. Hazard is known for his unique acrylic plastic sculpture, pioneered in the ‘70's and his sensitive and provocative portrait-like charcoal drawings.

Hazard holds a Master's Degree of Art from the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught at Berkeley, Stanford University and the University of Nevada in Reno, and was Curator of Special Exhibits and Education at the Oakland Museum of California. Hazard has exhibited in galleries, museums and educational institutions throughout the U.S., and also at the World Fair in Osaka, Japan.

Soul food snacks will be provided. For more information, contact (505) 277-3769 or sgrankin@unm.edu.