The award-winning Art Ventures Gallery at 20 S Hill Avenue in Fayetteville, Arkansas is now exhibiting Frame of Mind 2021. Attendance is open for public viewing in compliance with COVID19 guidelines. There is everything to be said about cultural survival and the nuanced battles required to protect the core of oneself from annihilation. Like the drumbeat, art informs us of individual battles won and lost, telling us that we are still here, still connected, still creating pathways to cultural survival and growth. This exhibition, Frame of Mind, is one such drumbeat in the vast cultural context of Blackness in the diaspora, and its plan to thrive.