FUNMI OGUNRO

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Director, Curator

Funmi Ogunro is a Nigerian-American filmmaker and photographer, from Austin, Texas. Funmi is a Producer for Austin PBS - KLRU-TV. Most recently she produced her online comedy web series, Nneka The Uber Driver, an official selection of the Women of the Lens 2017 Film Festival in London, England. Her short film, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Naija Edition toured the United States and premiered at the 2016 Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. She is the creator of Art is Cool, a multi service organization specializing in photography, videography, documentary films. In addition to producing, Funmi Ogunro served as the host of Juneteenth Jamboree, a PBS production dedicated to the discussion of Texas Black History.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beth Consetta Rubel

Co-Curator of Gallery Exhibits

Beth Consetta Rubel, a graduate of Texas State University,  is a visual artist with over 6 years of experience curating art exhibits. Beth draws upon her personal narrative and is highly influenced by diversity, assimilation, and stereotypes in American culture. The intersection of race and pop culture are fundamental components that invigorate her paintings. Her "Brown Paper Bag Test" has traveled to museums throughout the United States. Visit her site.

 

 

 

 

 

TIMIKA MITCHELL 

Marketing Developer

Timika Mitchell was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana and has been living in Austin for over 25 years. Timika has served as a Teaching Assistant with Austin Independent School District for over 5 years. Since 2012, Timika has taught art therapy to underserved students at AISD. Timika believes art is a reflection of her life in a creative form.  She creates art because it feels good and  Timika wants to inspire other people to do something creative and positive. With her art, she strives to teach her daughters to never give up on their dreams.