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You're right Patricia, the definition of art has changed but what defines good art hasn't. Believe me, I appreciate art from all skill levels and outlooks however I can't distinguish what looks like…"
This Group is for all members of Black Art in America who create in a realistic style, and collectors with an interest in Realism in Black Art. Our mission includes, but are not limited to the support of the following long term objectives:1) An annual juried group exhibition2) A museum for The African American Realist Society.3) Academy style schools for Realism4) Galleries specializing in Realism5) Stir the consciousness of the African American community through art6) Record our history…See More
"Nathaniel, just to clarify I don't have a problem with self-taught artists either. The training I'm referring to for the type art and I enjoy and wish we had more of won't be taught in most universities. Over the past…"
Its fine to list a handful of individuals that found other ways to obtain their goals and achieve success in their respected fields, but that doesn't negate the fact education and training is important, more people succeeded…"
"The craft can definitely be learned and honed to level of mastery if she is dedicated to the process involved. I don't believe creativity can be taught but only encouraged and when there is a community that encourages and critiques one…"
Acclaimed African American artist Dr. J Eugene Grigsby Jr. died June 9th, 2013.
Dr. J. Eugene Grigsby Jr., an artist, educator, author, lecturer and mentor had a life well lived. Gene will be remembered for his contribution to the principles he lived every day, a life of sharing his love of art, writing, and even theater with the world at large. Video
I Shall Not Be Moved by Maya Angelou. The triumph and pain of being black and the struggle to be free. Filled with bittersweet intimacies and ferocious courage, these poems are gems--many-faceted, bright with wisdom, radiant with life.