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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

Link to original post on my website

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

The Studio Museum in Harlem Newsletter | July 9, 2014

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Added by Black Art In America on July 9, 2014 at 7:32pm — No Comments

"PRINCE" Impressionist Painting by K.O.Simms Fine Arts

Impressionist Artist K.O.Simms recent painting created with his palette knives using acrylics to capture  texture and rich colors of Singer/Musician "PRINCE". To fully achieve this level of work, the artist' Simms listen to many of Prince songs from the CD's of this great artist, to capture his spirit of love and dedication that is evoke to many of his fans. Add now, this member of Black Art In America's artwork of K.O.Simms Fine Arts to your collection today. …

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Added by K.O. Simms Fine Arts on July 8, 2014 at 2:09am — No Comments

Tritobia Hayes-Benjamin

Tritobia Hayes Benjamin, Ph.D.

God seemingly designed Tritobia Hayes Benjamin for her mission at Howard University’s Division of Fine Arts. She has now returned to her Creator.

Dr. Benjamin was family centered. Her pride and love for her family was ever present. She very easily spoke with deep affection, for her parents, husband, children, siblings and in-laws. She was very proud of the…

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Added by Akili Ron Anderson on July 6, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Black Aesthetics and African Centered Cultural Expressions

Added by Black Art In America on July 4, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler was an extraordinary writer.  I eagerly anticipate the new releases this summer. 

Added by Barbara Souder on July 4, 2014 at 1:39am — No Comments

THE ROSES THAT GREW FROM CONCRETE

SUPER MOM

She walks around with an invisible cape on her back, she posses the secrets of life, she can make you smile at the speed of light she is able to leap

small toys in a single bound, she can break through the shadows of despair and brighten your day, she can look in your eyes see your soul and feel your pain when you cry,

She also feels your joy when you smile if you are hurt. She will get on a boat in car or on a plane to be by your side,Shes your

wife,a sister a aunt…

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Added by JULIAN MONSANTO JAMES on July 2, 2014 at 4:10pm — No Comments

"HEROES & VILLAINS" EXHIBITION @ THE ARC GALLERY __ CHI TOWN:

          ARC GALLERY __  CHICAGO, IL: 

                2156 North Damen Avenue.  

               Bucktown Arts District:…

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Added by D. DelReverda-Jennings on July 2, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments

California Artist Giving Back Through Film

LOS ANGELES- At some point in our lives we all come to a crossroads.  We can take the easy path that‘s crowded with everybody and their momma or you can pull out a box of crayons and draw your own map and take an adventure.  Ericka Harden picked up the box set and started to…

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Added by Cake the Series on July 1, 2014 at 9:17pm — No Comments

A Discussion of a Black Visual Art Aesthetic

Location Carter Presidential Museum

Theater

441 Freedom Parkway

Atlanta, GA 30307
University Event Topic  Arts
Type of…
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Added by Black Art In America on June 30, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Ruby Dee and Maya Angelou: Angels of Dignity

Like most us I was saddened to hear of the deaths of two remarkable, legendary, transcendent American women. The loss of one is extremely painful; the loss of two in such quick succession is almost unthinkable. The profound poetry of Dr. Maya Angelou inspired generations of young people to question the norms of an unjust society and challenge us to force change for the good of all, which is exactly what she worked for until the day she was called home. Ruby Dee was a tireless advocate for…

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Added by Michael Owens on June 29, 2014 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

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