Loretta Day is an illustrator, designer and painter and a native of Norfolk, Virginia. She studied fine arts at Norfolk State University and commercial arts in the Twin Cities. She has taught art to children and young adults in various afterschool and parks programs throughout the metro area.
For Loretta being part of the Celebration of Life Mural team was a pivotal moment in her career. It led her to explore other art opportunities, including the current John Biggers SEED Project with the City of Minneapolis Arts Commission, The University of Minnesotas Urban Research Center, Obsidian Arts Gallery along with Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center.
Loretta has had solo exhibitions at Pillsbury House, Augsburg College, Honeywell and 3M. She has been part of a number of Obsidian Arts projects, including Umbrella Project, Black Sand Project, Sister Stories and Shoe Project, as well as the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center’s Lee Family Memorial. She is a member and coordinator of the local arts group ROHO Collective and has participated in ROHO exhibitions (formerly TAWU) at the Soap Factory, Minneapolis Foundation, UROC, Emerge, Hennepin Gallery, WorkAround, Flow, General Mills, the Basilica of St. Mary, and Arts on Chicago.