(Roho, Swahili word meaning soul or spirit)
Our mission is to embrace, support and nurture Artists of color. We strive to create a positive impact in the Twin Cities and demonstrate how art can be a powerful force for unity, empowerment and change.
Christopheraaron Deanes, Vice-President/Program Director - is a Twin Cities visual artist, educator and community connector. Through his art, his goal is to create conversations and environments that challenge perceptions and assumptions. He has found beautiful ways to blend his love of youth, art and community through his work and spends a lot of time creating with the help of youth participation. The aesthetic of Chrisopheraaron’s work represents conceptual art as a result of constructed and planned processes, but as a painter, the paint creates its own epilogue to the narrative of his work. Christopheraaron’s body of work in the Twin Cities surpasses far beyond painting, he a public art enamellist, curator of spaces and conversations and leader in the art scene.
Cara Deanes, Owner/CEO - is a cultivator, activator and curator of mind, spirit and soul that aims to create spaces and opportunities for individuals to become all they are created to be. Cara’s professional career started in youth development and has grown from there. With a strong mind for business, she landed in the development field, doing grant writing, fundraising and donor relations. With this skill set, Cara began offering services to friends and community members that were trying to start and or scale their businesses, plan events and pursue entrepreneurial ventures. Cara thrives in community grass root settings that are organic and with people who want to create genuine and relevant impact that will be a positive force to make our world better.
Copyright © 2018 Roho Collective - All Rights Reserved.