U Magazine is putting a spotlight on underrepresented artists. 60% percent of U Magazine's content will be reserved for artists of color and marginalized backgrounds, while 40% can be artists of any background. Each quarterly issue will display three images from five total artists. Additionally there will be a digital gallery containing seven images, an artist photo and an artist biography with an accompanying statement. Lastly, there will be space for the artist's personal website and social media account(s). The hope is that the magazine can bring light to these artists and further uplift them in their careers.
Christian Usera was raised in a Puerto Rican household in the Washington, DC Metro Area. He attended the prestigious New York University where he studied under the famous Bajan poet Kamau Brathwaite. Christian graduated with a degree in English Literature and minored in Fine Arts. Upon graduation he became active in his local community and worked with a number of galleries.
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Originally from St. Paul Minnesota Kate moved to Ann Arbor in 1999 to attend the University of Michigan. Kate has an undergraduate degree in voice performance and political science from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in arts administration from Eastern Michigan University.
Timothy Jordan grew up in the Cleveland, Ohio area. He is the owner of Tim's Electronics, a small business that specializes in refurbishing and repairing computers. Tim is taking classes at Washtenaw Community College to sharpen his coding snd technical skills. He currently resides in Southeast Michigan.