Wishing Central State University students would channel the real version of themselves, Christian A. Drye expressed his hope on Monday for his latest art show called “BOY,” which will debut on campus at CSU on October 13, 2018.

““BOY” is a acronym for ‘be only yourself’ and it’s a reminder for myself and others to do just that,” said Drye, expressing enthusiasm about the need not to compete and compare our lives and experience with others. “We have our own experience that’s tailor made for us- so embrace it, be you!”

“The showcase will include Things I find interesting, for example, Black women – they will definitely be a part of the show. I will also feature two brands: SPKNG in Tongues (@spkngintongues on Instagram) and Chipmunk Chronicles (@thechipmunk_chronicles On Instagram) at the show. Both owned by Black men. This is my chance to spotlight the Black community in a positive light.”

Drye also added that he doesn’t make art solely for Black people, but by being himself he is a point for the Black community.

“There are plenty of visuals on the way that leads into the show,” he said. “This is my chance to spotlight the Black community in a positive light.”

You can follow Drye on Instagram here: @dryehumor.