ROHO Collective is a network for the exchange of knowledge between visual artist of color in the Midwest. We serve as a consolidated voice and platform for both emerging and professional artist of color by providing a place for development in technical skills, professional growth and business opportunities. We take responsibility in ensuring our communities are educated about the value of the arts in our society, and we advocate for the arts both locally and nationally.
Our road is well traveled. We come from many different backgrounds, have a wide range of artistic talent, and as a Collective, have formed a solid group of creative individuals with an endless supply of imagination.
Able to leap over tall buildings? Not quite, but we are making great leaps toward staying engaged in the Arts community and providing a sound foundation where
Artists of Color can thrive!
Roho Collective artists, along with the members of the community, come together in peace and unity at Chicago Avenue Fire Arts to paint a dedication to George Floyd who lost his life to Minneapolis police.
Donna is multi-disciplined ceramic artist who began her art career in her youth as an apprentice at the Public Art Workshop. Though born visually impaired, she is able to create stunning works of art.
Donna is presently a BISQUE Resident at Northern Clay Center and a member of Community Art Center Artistry. Donna is a grant writer, and has recently been awarded two grants for the year 2020 - one with MRAC Next Step Grant and the other with Forecast Public Art Mini Grant: Project Hope Messages in a Bottle. Congratulations to Donna Ray for her achievements!
Sean G. Phillips
Cara Deanes, Owner/CEO
Christopheraaron Deanes, Vice-President/Program Director
Loretta Day, Art Director
Sean G. Phillips, Public Relations Representative
Delsita Y. Day, Multimedia Designer
Ta-coumba Aiken / Karen Alleyen / Myra Bolling-Smith / Judy Brown
Patrick Cunningham / Angela Davis / Levi Chapman
Christopher E. Harrison / Ariane Jackson
Bryce A. Johnson / Miles Moore
Stephanie D. Morris / Esther Osayande
Donna Ray / Melodee Strong