The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is—it's to imagine what is possible.
The bell hooks center hosts a notable feminist artist each spring semester for a week-long residency. Invited artists deliver a campus-wide talk and facilitate a workshop where Berea College students, faculty, and staff can learn practical skills for expressing anti-racist feminism through art and aesthetic practice. Invited artists also spend time in bell hooks’s archives and visit with Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies classes during their visit to Berea College. Previous bell hooks center artists-in-residence include Rosy Petri, Chanell Stone, and N.E. Brown.