Meet Our Board!
President Matrelle Brown
Tre's favorite colors are Black and White, equal only to Red, and they want you to know that Vivid Black Paint will soon introduce you to a thriving community of creatives. They have been known to create innovative, "never too extra" props and dope dance skills.
From Tre: "I have been active in Minneapolis music and art scene since the early 2000's. I also have been involved in community based television, promoting POC artist and their goals."
Tre is looking forward to Vivid Black Paint interacting with the community at large while fostering new relationships.
One personal goal they have is to one day build and design an entire car... from scratch.
Treasurer Sam Pree-Stinson
More to Come ^_^
Secretary Lynn Lunny
Lynn's favorite colors are Orange and Purple and wants you to know that Vivid Black Paint's Pop-up Circus and first annual "Vibrant BIPOC Circus Experience," now happening Nov 1st, is what inspired her to join the board.
Lynn loves that there is work being done to give BIPOC artists space to create and
have a voice. She'd like to work in support of that.
Lynn is an established seamstress and experienced circus coach. She has
taught and performed all over the States!
From Lynn: "As an artist & coach of circus artists, I have strived to help
students create confidence and pride in their progress and work. I've
worked as a coach for the past 13 years. I absolutely love watching students
and artists grow and step into their own movement and style. I've produced
shows, helped with fundraising, and organized events."
Lynn is looking forward to the Vibrant BIPOC Circus Experience and, eventually acquiring a building. She is so excited about the space, both physically and mentally, that will be available for BIPOC artists to create, grow, and explore.
One personal goal she has is to master a one armed handstand by the time she is 40!
Member Mick Castro
Mick's favorite colors are... All of Them!
Mick thinks that Vivid Black Paint inspires the imagery that Black
and POC communities are very vibrant communities that tell rich stories that
need to be heard and seen.
From Mick: "I have done photos for and performed for the We Must Breath Pop-
Ups over the summer. Before that I am a beginner learning aerial hammock. With painting, I actually draw mostly in inks or watercolors. I like to draw people in a cartoonish/anime style."
Mick is looking forward to this organization thriving. The mission to support and uplift
POC artists is incredibly important to provide a platform for representation, community and opportunity.
Member Latrisha Vetaw
More to Come ^_^