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Success in the Shadows: Contemporary Black Artists Struggle for Acceptance



Success in the Shadows: Contemporary Black Artists Struggle for Acceptance

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Added by Michael Owens on July 23, 2014 at 8:54am — 2 Comments

Contemporary Art of Nigeria Exhibition Chicago August 1 - 31

Added by Black Art In America on July 22, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments

Robert Charles - Leaving Mississippi Exhibit at Columbus Museum August 21, 2014 - January 4, 2015

"Several of Dorsey’s heroes are not so well-known today.  The artist instructs the viewer to learn more about the subject of Google Robert Charles. In 1900 in New Orleans, Charles resisted an unwarranted arrest,…

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Added by Najee Dorsey on July 22, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

EMORY DOUGLAS

BIO - EMORY DOUGLAS

BORN: 1943 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

LOCATION: San Francisco, California

Sometime in the early 1970s, the graphic artist Emory Douglas answered his phone to find an art…

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Added by Black Art In America on July 22, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Straight Outta Racism

Hollywood has been obviously lacking in stories depicting African Americans.  Black audiences got to see releases of satirical comedies like Think Like a Man 2 and About Last Night (written for a white cast). But nothing with that dramatic emotional draw we so desire.…

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Added by Cake the Series on July 21, 2014 at 8:33pm — 2 Comments

Milton Sherrill Teams up with Hatchfund

For those of you interested in contributing to a worthwhile cause, famed African American Sculptor, Milton Sherrill has teamed up with Hatchfund to solicit funds for a sculpture project.

Info can be found at: http://www.hatchfund.org/project/the_legend_series#.U8j-TLSkVO1.yahoomail For those unaware, Milton Sherrill was featured in the Vol. 6.1 Sculpture issue of International Review of African…

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Added by Tony Walters on July 18, 2014 at 10:52am — No Comments

FREEStyle/Poetry

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LIVE-Verse-Conception series



Beginning summer of 2009 I set out, committing to writing at least one 16 bar verse or poem each week. The idea is to build creative amplitude whilst chronicling relative growth. Saturday, the first day of the weekend, is the day I devoted to this effort: Saturday16s is, if anything, a personal projection of my perspective on artistic expression lyrically. After a while &…

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Added by Osborne, Dauwan on July 16, 2014 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Portrait of a Freed Black Slave | Wizzley.com

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Added by Treathyl FOX on July 16, 2014 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Susan Laine a true artis, true passion expressed in her words & images

Purple Piranha Artist Group presents:

Susan Laine has a mellow and warm blend of art expressed in words and images that allow you to

FEEL passion,  movement,   deep layers of thought and  most of all,  

an artist's gift of reminding us that we are blessed with the gift of love and life. 

Another true artist member of Black Art In America.

Added by Purple Piranha Artist Group on July 15, 2014 at 10:52pm — No Comments

THE BLACK MASTERS ON BILLBOARDS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD SOON . . .

National Art Show, features famous art on 50,000…
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Added by R~ on July 14, 2014 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Post Modern Rebellion

 Does any artist have the right to present racially insulting imagery in their work? This question is an important one in understanding the images produced by some of the leading contemporary African American artists. Black artists work in a variety of media,with subjects ranging from portraiture to Politics, Morality, and social commentary. However the Black artists currently receiving the most attention are those who present racially charged, sexually explicit, and some say exploitative…

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Added by Michael Owens on July 14, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

FLAVA FRESH 11!_2014 - 2015 — 2ND ART EXHIBITION OF THE ANNUAL SERIES__FISHERS, IN:

2ND ART EXHIBITION OF THE ANNUAL PRESENTATION SERIES:

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Added by D. DelReverda-Jennings on July 13, 2014 at 8:45pm — No Comments

FLAVA FRESH 11!_2014 - 2015, 1ST ART EXHIBITION OF THE ANNUAL SERIES__INDPLS, IN:

 

FLAVA  FRESH 11!_2014-2015
 
1ST ART EXHIBITION OF THE ANNUAL SERIES: 
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Added by D. DelReverda-Jennings on July 13, 2014 at 7:51pm — No Comments

MOTHER AND CHILD

Purple Piranha Artist Group presents:

Gwendolyn Lanier-Gardner's art warms you up with embraces

you with her love for our precious jewels.

A true artist who puts a piece of her passion into each

intricate movement; it's called SOUL, baby !

Grand Master Taijay said,  "I was listen'n to Lonnie Liston Smith's Quiet Moments when I saw this

beautiful work...they are our precious jewels..."

Added by Purple Piranha Artist Group on July 13, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Little Girl, Friends

PURPLE PIRANHA ARTIST GROUP presents:

Anglea Davis Johnson's art is a mixture of passion,

talent and a huge dose of  "FEEL GOOD!"

Grand Master Taijay's "favorite artist from the many great

artists to be found on BLACK ART IN AMERICA."

Added by Purple Piranha Artist Group on July 13, 2014 at 8:12am — 1 Comment

A Tenant Farmer’s Daughter Remembers Leaving Mississippi

A Tenant Farmer’s Daughter

Remembers Leaving Mississippi

In 1917, ten-year-old Rubie Bond left Mississippi with her…

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Added by Najee Dorsey on July 12, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Ernie Barnes and the Sugar Shack

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Ernest “Ernie” Eugene Barnes, Jr. (July 15, 1938 – April 27, 2009) was a beloved African-American painter, well known for his rhythmic approach to movement as well as an elongated interpretation of the human figure. He was also a professional athlete, actor and…

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Added by Michael Owens on July 11, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

Highlights From Treadway/Toomey Gallery Inaugural Sale Of African American Art

Jacob Lawrence

June…
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Added by Black Art In America on July 10, 2014 at 4:17pm — No Comments

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