All Blog Posts Tagged 'black' (62)


Help preserve this rare and one-of-a-kind heirloom created by an emancipated African American slave.

This quilt cover was made by an African American woman who was born into slavery. This heirloom was passed down from generation…


Added by Black Art In America on June 22, 2015 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Meet Shameia Crawford (Singer/Songwriter)

Shameia Crawford has been singing since she was a child and is a full time musician.  She has shared the stage with artists such as Angie Stone, as her…


Added by Jermaine Sain on June 13, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A little history regarding art in the black community of Chicago.

A little history regarding art in the black community of Chicago.

I have been blessed by the Chicago Arts community with the opportunity to interview and photograph over 30 artists/arts educators, musicians and poets for my thesis "Black is Beautiful".…


Added by Black Art In America on May 26, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Hayward Oubre

Hayward Oubre’s art was met with critical success from the time he graduated Dillard University in…


Added by Black Art In America on April 6, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Meet The Artist

I will be participating in the 2nd Thursday Art Walk on Thursday, April 9 from 6-8 pm, showcasing my 5-piece Criminal Minds Collection at the Art Association of Henry County, 218 S. 15 Street, New Castle, Indiana. Stop in and say hello. I'll have refreshments and a live pianist.…


Added by Stacey Torres on March 31, 2015 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

Thanks to The Cincinnati Herald, a newspaper from my hometown, for publishing an article highlighting my career as a visual artist and my recent exhibitions within my current home of #NYC. The article is available in print and online at

#CincinnatiGirl #TheCincinnatiHerald… Continue

Added by Stephanie Kiah on March 18, 2015 at 2:18pm — No Comments

TWO THINGS - My Joy In The Morning

First, I lost my beloved mother, Beryl Doreen Moore Poindexter, on Monday, February 16. She literally died in my arms at the age of 91. My heart and soul are numb, and my world is in a billion pieces. I wish I could draw my energy and creativity from her, as I often do, but right now - I just feel completely alone and fearful of the future. But, as we all know, this too shall pass, and I will find a way to my joy in the morning.

Second (such a total opposite post) ... Five of my…


Added by Stacey Torres on February 18, 2015 at 6:47pm — 6 Comments

Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition 2015

artwork by Candace Hunter

January 19 - February 22, 2015

The Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition presents 104 dynamic works from both professional and amateur African-American artists from around the country, including a dozen youth…


Added by Cher Clay Bailey on January 29, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Duel of Duality by Najee Dorsey Benefiting The Crown and Gowns Project

We are proud to announce that Najee Dorsey recently joined the campaign to support Crown and Gowns Project: Empowering Black Girls. " I was inspired by the vision and wanted to find a unique way for me to be involved so I created…

Added by Najee Dorsey on January 18, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Using African American Art To Celebrate Black Girls Beauty

November 2014 I took my 17 year old niece to the Studio Museum in Harlem and we enjoyed many exhibits. But, one exhibit struck a cord and that was The Jet Beauty of The Month, which was a room full of Jet Beauties from the past and present.

My niece said "they are not many darker skinned black women as…


Added by Ruby Taylor on January 12, 2015 at 9:19am — 1 Comment

Dan, Kathelen Amos donate $100,000 to black art initiative at Columbus Museum

Community business leaders attend opening reception for the "Leaving Mississippi - Reflections on Heroes and Folklore" exhibit at Columbus Museum, from left to right, Aflac CEO Dan Amos, Aflac Foundation President Kathelen Amos, Artist Najee Dorsey, Aflac Executive Vice President and General Counsel Audrey Boone-Tillman, Aflac U.S. President Teresa White, State. Rep. Calvin Smyre and Aflac Director Strategic Sourcing Wassel…


Added by Black Art In America on November 11, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Art Review: The Black Aesthetic Exhibition

Press Release

Visual Edge: "The Black Aesthetic" at B2 Fine Art Gallery

Tacoma art gallery is more like a museum than a commercial gallery


Added by Deborah Boone on October 18, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Medicine From Heaven: How African American Culture Was Used to Cure the USA | A Juneteenth Jubilee Exhibit' by Sol Sax EXTENDED

Medicine From Heaven: How African American Culture Was Used to Cure the USA | A Juneteenth Jubilee Exhibit' by Sol Sax

-----------NOW EXTENDED until October, 2014--------------…


Added by Xia Gordon on September 11, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Media Institute showcases "Freedom of Speech art by Everett Spruill




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For Release: Sept. 5, 2014 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar


Media Institute Showcases ‘Freedom of Speech’…

Added by Everett Spruill on September 7, 2014 at 1:12am — No Comments

African Festival of the Arts Chicago Celebrating 25 years

FOX 10 News |

During its stellar 25 year history, the “Dee Parmer Woodtor Main Stage” (named for co-founder and late wife of Patrick Woodtor), has featured explosive performances by legendary entertainers such as James Brown, Hugh Masekela, Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Angelique Kidjo, Bobby…


Added by Black Art In America on August 5, 2014 at 11:00am — 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…


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

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