Added by Black Art In America on January 15, 2014 at 3:23pm — No Comments
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Added by Black Art In America on January 12, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Added by Najee Dorsey on January 12, 2014 at 12:22pm — No Comments
Hey Leroy, your ancestors… they calling you man.
They called too soon for my liking. I wanted to shake his hand one more time… and hope to be able to represent myself well in a conversation with, the King of Cool.
I don’t know all the personal and political stories…………..but I do know, as a younger Black man in the sixties, looking for hero’s and role models, I believed in him beca…
Added by Akili Ron Anderson on January 11, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments
'Middle Passage Project (Najee Dorsey)' by Kerry James Marshall
I will always remember when I met Kerry James Marshall Labor day weekend September, 2010. Kerry was the celebrated artist for the African Festival of the…Continue
Added by Fatima R. Epes on January 8, 2014 at 4:23pm — No Comments
Happy Born Day Zora Neale Hurston
January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960
With African and American Indian heritage, Hurston was an inspiring folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays,…
Added by Black Art In America on January 7, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments
TEST YOUR ART IQ: --What African-American artist had a record sale of $581,000 at auction in 2013?
Jean Michel Basquiat
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How exciting to read this piece last year, and see my name in the same sentence with Carrie Mae Weems. I was terrified and intrigued by a project that would showcase so many artists attacking the same form...at first I turned it down, but Peter Kaplan was persistent. There has been press that simply drops names of artists the Wright Museum provided or well-known names such as Faith Ringgold, Barkley Hendricks, a fellow Yale grad, and Joyce Scott and many others. So the brief inclusion of my…Continue
Added by Joyce Owens on January 5, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties offers a focused look at painting, sculpture, graphics, and photography from a decade defined by social protest and American race relations. In observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this exhibition considers…Continue
We found these picture on the web. They prove what I knew was true, black people fell in love with cameras -- especially in the 50's when consumer goods and gadgets found their way into our households. …Continue
Added by R~ on December 26, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
SPECULATIVE FICTION - THE ULTIMATE STATE OF CONTROL
THE SPEAR (African Film), which featured Lance Spearman, the super-spy / detective whose coolness James Bond and Derek Flint would envy. The Spear drove a Corvette stingray,…Continue
Added by R~ on December 20, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments
I would love to invite you to my Jewels for a Cause fundraiser event December 28th at Da Urban Butterflies located at 563 West 183rd Street New York, NY 10033 from 7pm to 10pm.
The Jewels for a cause project is about giving youth in the community a platform to lift their voice through the arts. By using the arts we can empower our youth, teach them the importance of community building and bring awareness to important subject matters in our society. So many of our…Continue
Added by Cassandra Chrispin on December 18, 2013 at 9:29pm — No Comments
November 15, 2013
A Call for…Continue
Added by Black Art In America on December 17, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments
Some think working from a blank canvas can be difficult. But I must submit that working with something that is already there, presents some additional and unique challenges. At least with a blank canvas, what you add comes directly from your own thoughts. Every color, texture and shape can be added. Not so, when working in assemblage or mixed media. Your fodder is selected from things that may not be completely ideal, and you must make them fit the bill. In fact, the odd items…Continue