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Tim Okamura at Scope Art Fair (Art Basel Week 2015 in Miami)

Figurative painter Tim Okamura spoke with us briefly during Scope Art Fair in Miami during Art Basel Week in December (Mika Gallery).

Okamura is known for his figurative paintings featuring contemporary urban characters…

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Reflections on Art Basel: Craft and Execution in Art

Faron Manuel

"Artists attempts to convey their ideas as imagery are not always successful; leaving much of the depth that could have been conveyed absent in the 'finished' renderings."

This year there were lots of exciting exhibits to see both in and around Art…

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The Life and Art of Dominique Moody

Dominique Moody’s creative journey began early in life as a child born of African-American parents in 1950s Germany. Out of this experience came her first language and the creative use of visual art to communicate her thoughts and ideas. She was diagnosed and pronounced legally blind at age 28; this altered her eyesight but not her artistic vision. A 2001 recipient of CCF’s Fellowship for Visual Artists, over the years she has had numerous group and…

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Photographic Portraits from West Africa at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC)

In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa

Until January 3, 2016 in the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing, The Gioconda and Joseph King Gallery, south mezzanine, Gallery 916 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York…

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DJ / Radio Host Sharon Masters Serves Jazz For Dessert on WHPK 88.5 FM in Chicago

We met Sharon Masters from WHPK 88.5 FM, a University of Chicago radio station, while visiting the Harlem Fine Arts Show at the Merchandise Mart back in October. Sharon's radio show is described as serving "beautiful jazz" influenced by classical, be-bob, traditional, cool and contemporary jazz…

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From Heart to Hand: African American Quilts from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

From Heart to Hand presents twentieth-century African American quilts from artists of the southern United States (primarily West Alabama).  For these artists this exhibition of 30 quilts has been described as "restoring their identities and drawing in…

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Studio Museum in Harlem | E-Newsletter | December 2015

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Artwork from my Series "The Fallen Gods" selected for "Contemporary Painting & Printmaking: Selections from CaFA Barbados" at Dwyer Cultural Center, NYC

5 pieces from my Series “The Fallen Gods” were selected to be part of the Group Exhibition “Contemporary Painting & Printmaking: Selections from CaFA Fair Barbados” on view from December 3, 2015 to February 3, 2016 at the Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem, NYC.

The Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2015 ● 2pm – 6pm.

This series is about the cosmogony of the Taino Indians who inhabited the Caribbean before…

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LENNY KRAVITZ: FLASH on exhibit in Design District during Art Basel Miami 2015

  • Lenny Kravitz: Flash

LENNY KRAVITZ: FLASH

Lenny Kravitz - FLASH—a photo exhibit—will be presented by The Leica Galleries and Reiner Opoku. Opening December 2nd, the exhibit will include a selection of over fifty (50) photographs…

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Nari Ward's "Sun Splashed" at Pérez Art Museum in Miami

Nari Ward's mid-career retrospective at the Pérez Art Museum in Miami.

Open during Art Basel week 2015…

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Amiri Baraka Reads Black Art

By: Faron Manuel

Some have argued that the sociopolitical context of the society gives birth to the arts; the counter argument is in the other direction, with art as the antecedent and the sociopolitical state as the consequent... With his work, Amiri Baraka exposed this argument to be a false dilemma. Being that…

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TOBIAS OSTRANDER'S CURATORIAL TASK IN MIAMI (audio interview segments)

THE CURATORS DELICATE…

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Mervyn M. Dymally bust unveiled at Cal State University Dominguez Hills

Los Angeles, CA – November 12, 2015.  Sculptor Nijel Binns, Mervyn M. Dymally family members, political officials, and the President of CSUDH were in attendance for the unveiling of Nijel’s Mervyn M Dymally bust and naming of the Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political and Economic Institute at Cal State University Dominguez Hills.  http://www.csudhnews.com/2015/11/dymally-institute/…

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Titus Kaphar's "The Vesper Project" opens at American University's Katzen Arts Center November 7, 2015

Diary of a Trilogy

Titus KapharThe Vesper Project, 2012.

Mixed media, Dimensions variable.

Courtesy of Friedman Benda. Photography by Luke Hanscom…

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REMEMBERING JOHN BIGGERS an Art exhibit presented by Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts, Inc.

 
REMEMBERING JOHN BIGGERS
an Art exhibit presented by Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts,…
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Photographing the Black Panthers: An evening with Deborah Willis and Hank Thomas at the Norton Museum of Art

Dr. Deborah Willis and Hank Thomas bring insight to the history and visual representations of the Black Panthers…

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Added by Caron Bowman on November 8, 2015 at 10:55pm — No Comments

The Winston & Carolyn Lowe Curatorial Fellowship for Diversity in the Fine Arts (Lowe Curatorial Fellowship)

THE WINSTON & CAROLYN LOWE CURATORIAL FELLOWSHIP FOR DIVERSITY IN THE FINE ARTS AT THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS

The Winston & Carolyn Lowe Curatorial Fellowship for Diversity in the Fine Arts (Lowe Curatorial Fellowship) at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in Philadelphia, PA offers the opportunity for a highly qualified candidate with outstanding…

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