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Counterculture with Faron Manuel: Négritude


The word négritude literally translates to Negro-ness and articulates the aesthetic commonalities found throughout the arts, cultures, and social practices of people of African origin. Négritude was also the…


Added by Do YOU Basel™ on February 15, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Masterworks From Community Masters by Greg Angaza Pitts

Masterworks From Community Masters by Greg Angaza Pitts


     An important Black History Month art exhibition is currently on view, at the Altadena Community Arts Center, bringing  together six  community masters: Michael Masssenburg, Cedric Adams, Ben Sakoguchi, Timothy Washington, Richard…


Added by Greg Pitts a.k.a. Masud Kordofan on March 5, 2013 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Swann Auction Galleries - A Tribute To Elizabeth Catlett


Added by Do YOU Basel™ on February 6, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

art, the hard way

I was setting at my table, before me was a blank page. Mom and Dad just bought me a pad of art paper because my scratches on notebook paper look promising. I had colored pens, watercolors and pencils and I couldn't think what to draw. My cousins on the other hand were prolific. Their Dad brought them an end of a roll of butcher paper. They would roll it down the hallway and proceed to draw army scenes with fields of commandos and infantry, tank battles and airplane dog fights and trucks…


Added by Arnold L Johnson on February 3, 2013 at 4:31pm — No Comments


When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece....

Added by Brenda Nanette Moss on January 22, 2013 at 10:39pm — No Comments

My Book: Why Are Afro Americans Afraid To Take Off The Blinders By Corky J.

Added by Corky Johnson on January 20, 2013 at 11:10am — No Comments

Mardi Gras Project


I was commissioned to decorate 3 pairs of shoes for the New Orleans Krewe of Muses.

This was a fun project and now there is glitter everywhere and now my wife wants me to docorate some boots for her and some of here friends are also asking:-))

The project is done and you can check out the before and after photos on my web site:

The Krewe is one of the largest and gives back to the…


Added by Sálongo Lee/Sálongo's Art on January 12, 2013 at 3:58am — No Comments

New Monthly News Letter


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"Stepping Off With Sálongo's Art" @

You will be able to stay connected to informed about my art events and art event in my community.


Added by Sálongo Lee/Sálongo's Art on January 4, 2013 at 4:59am — No Comments

A Tribute To Master Artist Charles Crossley 1938-2012


Hello To My Art Friends and Art Lovers,


A tribute to a fellow artist and friend, which includes some images and a short video.


I learned today that a Master Artist, Arts Educator, Navy Veteran and a Mentor to many artists including myself, Charles R. Crossley of McComb Mississippi passed on December 27, 2012…


Added by Sálongo Lee/Sálongo's Art on January 1, 2013 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Black art @ Art Basel Weekend?

Where was the black art @ Art Basel

Apparently people weren't looking.  Read my article & my response to such nonsense  .

Added by Trina Slade-Burks on December 22, 2012 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Philadelphia Mural Celebrating Influential African-American Artist Mysteriously Erased


A mural honoring one of Philadelphia’s most significant African-American artists was painted over, and it’s not clear who destroyed the piece of public art. The 2001 mural, painted by Eric Okdeh and Cavin Jones on a building at 2442 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, is called “A Tribute to Dox Thrash.”…


Added by Do YOU Basel™ on December 21, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

The passing of a great artist - Ellsworth Ausby

Ellsworth Ausby, died last year March 6, 2011,   he was a painter, a Professor, a family man and a friend.  He was a Professor of Art at the School of Visual Arts for over 30 years.  He help a lot of students from different cultures.  He also traveled in Africa, exhibited at the National Museums in Lagos, and museums in the United States.  His memorial, in Brooklyn, was attended by artists, friends and family.  Ellsworth Ausby  also taught painting for The Visual Arts Center, in Summit New…


Added by Jamillah Jennings on December 18, 2012 at 12:18pm — 2 Comments

FLOR500: Call to Florida Artists

FLOR500: Call to Florida Artists
As Florida turns 500 in 2013, across the State different groups will be presenting programs honoring this historic event. Our contribution is FLOR500, it’s a participatory art project where we combined art, history and nature. We have a statewide open-call to artists living in…

Added by Do YOU Basel™ on December 17, 2012 at 8:40am — No Comments


I refuse to hide any longer. To neglect the gift God has given me. If no one but myself enjoys what I do and create, That will be my reward!

I ask myself which area should I concentrate, drawing where I began at three, or painting no, no fiber arts or maybe illustration?  ALL OF THEM SHALL BE MY CANVAS!!!

Added by Viveca McDonald VJ on December 11, 2012 at 8:10pm — 1 Comment

Anthony E. Boone Shares His COSMIC VISION at Art Basel Miami

Added by Roger C. Tucker III on November 30, 2012 at 9:47pm — No Comments

African American Masters At Ink Miami Art Fair During Basel - Aaron Galleries

Johnathan's Hands, 1999, 38 1/4 x 49 1/2 inches
Van Dyke Brown Print, signed, lower right 

Added by Do YOU Basel™ on November 30, 2012 at 9:34pm — No Comments

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