Who We Are

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.

Where We've Been

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.

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Where We're Going

MRAC Exhibit  - 2018-2019

Nov 30th - Feb 28th

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2019 Inaugural Fundraising Auction


Participating artists have donated some of their finest works of art for auction.   Proceeds from this auction will support 

ROHO Collective’s 2019 Arts and Activities Grant application process.

We greatly appreciate your donations and support - Thank you

Enter Auction

accepting bids Feb. 1st - Feb. 28th


1)  ENTER AUCTION  above to  register as a bidder.  Winner of bid receives artwork after auction closes.

Contact: stephanie@rohocollective.org


2) To donate ONLY (without bid or purchase ), click DONATE NOW  below. - Thank you for your support.

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FEATURED ARTISTS - public sculptures


Christopher E. Harrison - "Aqurbane"

Harrison’s "Aqurbane" is a 15-foot-high Corten archway with over 65 patinated bronze and steel attachments. It was inspired by natural and urban forms he observed on trips along 26th Avenue to the Mississippi River. The arch serves as a northern gateway to Theodore Wirth Regional Park in North  Minneapolis.

A 15-feet high permanent sculpture at Farview Park along North 26th Avenue in Minneapolis

Esther Osayande - "Purple Raindrop"

A 15-foot tall permanent metal sculpture and seating area at Fairview Park along North 26th Avenue in Minneapolis. Osayande's tribute to the late legend Prince Rogers Nelson, honors Prince, his signature song “Purple Rain” and his major contributions to the music industry.


Christopheraaron Deanes - "Big Book"

This metal and concrete sculpture is part of the 26th Avenue North, Bikeway Public Art installation series.  Deanes' aim is to promote a lens of empathy and community through his work.  He hopes that the story, which centers on bullying, will be an opportunity for social-emotional learning.

FLOW: Northside Arts Crawl 2018

Opening Night at THOR


Copeland Gallery at Thor Companes  

1256 Penn Avenue North Minneapolis

July 26 - 27th Gallery Opening - through September 14, 2018


Get Your Photo Taken


This beautiful backdrop of wings is the artistry of new member to ROHO, Jules Bowman - Jules is an awesome talent and welcome addition to our ROHO family - What a great time we had taking photos with wings behind us!

FLOW: Northside Arts Crawl


2018 Northside Arts Crawl:  FLOW was a success!  With live painting and an opportunity to meet ROHO Artists - 

Many thanks to Episcopal Church of Minnesota for hosting us at FLOW and to THOR Companies for featuring us in  in their inaugural exhibit in the Copeland Gallery.


Cara Deanes, Chair
Andrea Porter, Vice Chair

Maurice Hudson, Treasurer

Hawona Sullivan Janzen

Stephanie D. Morris

Sean G. Phillips

Melodee Strong


Stephanie D. Morris, Managing Director

Loretta Day, Art Director

Sean G. Phillips, Public Relations Representative

Delsita Day, Multimedia Designer

Myra Bolling-Smith / Jules Bowman /  Patrick Cunningham / Angela Davis

 Christopheraaron Deanes / 

 Esther Osayande / Donna Ray / Melodee Strong 

about the artists

ROHO Collective is a 501c3 non-profit organization