Latest Videos - BLACK ART IN AMERICA 2016-05-01T07:40:34Z http://blackartinamerica.com/video/video/rss?xn_auth=no Black Art Legends tag:blackartinamerica.com,2016-04-30:6557594:Video:421547 2016-04-30T20:23:09.679Z Black Art In America http://blackartinamerica.com/profile/0zykfp76v4hu4 <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/black-art-legends"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="135" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/4H4m7gVn22D8cQeCcGGsnSyEC0EwD8Cid6Miwh1JGrEWa5TNiFOhlWL7ewA*Gs4UxXahw-e63nMe8or-6GuhUYmdO5UZk64y/1202584548.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>This short film captures the spirit of an event produced by Heather Carter to honor and celebrate four iconic African-American artists - Robert Carter, James Denmark, Frank Frazier and Paul Goodnight. In this film, they share the challenges they face as Black artists in America, as well as the passion they have for their craft and the joy their creativity brings. With careers spanning over… <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/black-art-legends"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/4H4m7gVn22D8cQeCcGGsnSyEC0EwD8Cid6Miwh1JGrEWa5TNiFOhlWL7ewA*Gs4UxXahw-e63nMe8or-6GuhUYmdO5UZk64y/1202584548.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />This short film captures the spirit of an event produced by Heather Carter to honor and celebrate four iconic African-American artists - Robert Carter, James Denmark, Frank Frazier and Paul Goodnight. In this film, they share the challenges they face as Black artists in America, as well as the passion they have for their craft and the joy their creativity brings. With careers spanning over 50 years, each artist has a unique and uplifting story to tell - through his eyes, his words and his art. SOMETHING TO TAKE MY PLACE The Art of Lonnie Holley tag:blackartinamerica.com,2016-04-30:6557594:Video:421277 2016-04-30T20:21:30.458Z Black Art In America http://blackartinamerica.com/profile/0zykfp76v4hu4 <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/something-to-take-my-place-the-art-of-lonnie-holley"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="135" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/4H4m7gVn22CB5PwhL5l5hHbCCT4CnKHvqL*59spZdYJuivX9mh1Z05RGjUy4-f0aaA-0YAQ4UjBbANqeXQYz7Cy*ut-4rc6M/1202584050.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts has organized a multi-faceted showcase of American artist and musician Lonnie Holley. Curated by Halsey Institute’s Director, Mark Sloan, the comprehensive project features a residency, exhibition, video, concert, and monographic catalogue. This exhibition is Holley’s… <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/something-to-take-my-place-the-art-of-lonnie-holley"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/4H4m7gVn22CB5PwhL5l5hHbCCT4CnKHvqL*59spZdYJuivX9mh1Z05RGjUy4-f0aaA-0YAQ4UjBbANqeXQYz7Cy*ut-4rc6M/1202584050.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts has organized a multi-faceted showcase of American artist and musician Lonnie Holley. Curated by Halsey Institute’s Director, Mark Sloan, the comprehensive project features a residency, exhibition, video, concert, and monographic catalogue. This exhibition is Holley’s first solo museum exhibition since 1994. The exhibition features a selection of the artist’s assemblage works since the early 1990s, with an emphasis on recent work and is on view from August 22 – October 10, 2015.<br /> <br /> The exhibition feature a selection of more than 40 works on loan from the artist, collector William Arnett, and the Atlanta-based, Souls Grown Deep Foundation. Lonnie Holley incorporates natural and man-made objects, already imbued with cultural and artistic associations, into narrative sculptures that commemorate places, people, and events. These objects “speak” to Holley, unleashing his creative imagination. Holley believes that art and life are in constant need of renewal so he transforms objects that have been discarded or appear worn and gives them new life. According to catalogue essayist Leslie Umberger, “Like many traditional practices and folkways, his work functions to keep people alive in his memory and map his own existence in relation to theirs. It is deeply autobiographical, but encompasses other planes—the conjoined stories of African Americans and all people born into legacies of struggle and oppression; personal history as American history.”<br /> <br /> Everything Lonnie Holley creates is spontaneous and improvisational. Editing and repurposing are an integral part of his creative method. He presents concepts poetically, utilizing memory and storytelling to catalyze thought. The power of Holley’s work derives from the multiple associations brought forth by new juxtapositions and innovative combinations of familiar objects. These collisions excite the faculties of memory and meaning in the viewer. His works offer a trace of one artist’s raw and honest attempt to turn a thought into a thing.<br /> <br /> This project is supported in part by the Friends of the Library at the College of Charleston, as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation. The exhibition is a visual arts offering of the MOJA Arts Festival, which is produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs. Jeff Donaldson tag:blackartinamerica.com,2016-04-30:6557594:Video:421544 2016-04-30T20:15:01.106Z Black Art In America http://blackartinamerica.com/profile/0zykfp76v4hu4 <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/jeff-donaldson"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="162" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/4H4m7gVn22ClrGG4TXlvuz-xZG2WJbQNBrLVk7oZc4Bdz9aTXQhbinIadPBWtVBQyaWCdfqx-8zcZAOVZ3zzZTMPlLWVu7aR/1202581887.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=162" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>AfriCOBRA founder Jeff Donaldson was born in Pine Bluff, Ark. in 1932. He received a BA in studio art from the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff in 1954, after establishing the school’s first arts major. He studied under John Howard, who had been a student of Harlem Renaissance painter Hale Woodruff and nurtured Donaldson’s interest in Afrocentric… <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/jeff-donaldson"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/4H4m7gVn22ClrGG4TXlvuz-xZG2WJbQNBrLVk7oZc4Bdz9aTXQhbinIadPBWtVBQyaWCdfqx-8zcZAOVZ3zzZTMPlLWVu7aR/1202581887.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=162" width="240" height="162" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />AfriCOBRA founder Jeff Donaldson was born in Pine Bluff, Ark. in 1932. He received a BA in studio art from the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff in 1954, after establishing the school’s first arts major. He studied under John Howard, who had been a student of Harlem Renaissance painter Hale Woodruff and nurtured Donaldson’s interest in Afrocentric art. Janel Jefferson tag:blackartinamerica.com,2016-04-30:6557594:Video:421428 2016-04-30T20:13:01.735Z Black Art In America http://blackartinamerica.com/profile/0zykfp76v4hu4 <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/janel-jefferson"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/4H4m7gVn22BgZubppsVm-wndZeP4RgMnW8Xd*zZPk-ER8xTQsoLQgwRvdrTqMoHbmv97d7rSXRbXnGcnXG4VNedQJTKQ1pHG/1202581224.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=118" width="240" height="118" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Janel Jefferson paints her portraits using old photographs as sources. <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/janel-jefferson"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/4H4m7gVn22BgZubppsVm-wndZeP4RgMnW8Xd*zZPk-ER8xTQsoLQgwRvdrTqMoHbmv97d7rSXRbXnGcnXG4VNedQJTKQ1pHG/1202581224.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=118" width="240" height="118" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Janel Jefferson paints her portraits using old photographs as sources. How We Roll, a history of African American Skateboarding tag:blackartinamerica.com,2016-04-30:6557594:Video:421351 2016-04-30T19:57:18.863Z Black Art In America http://blackartinamerica.com/profile/0zykfp76v4hu4 <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/how-we-roll-a-history-of-african-american-skateboarding"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/4H4m7gVn22AUSoG4zmmdSu7stCQDx0PFxmzkO9FTHKFLGxaYANqaWV*qr9lfps-bFFFo4HidyO595lInUpSHmEcE9STm8Vs0/1202576367.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=161" width="240" height="161" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a> <a href="http://blackartinamerica.com/video/how-we-roll-a-history-of-african-american-skateboarding"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/4H4m7gVn22AUSoG4zmmdSu7stCQDx0PFxmzkO9FTHKFLGxaYANqaWV*qr9lfps-bFFFo4HidyO595lInUpSHmEcE9STm8Vs0/1202576367.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=161" width="240" height="161" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a>