March 2012 Blog Posts (30)

“What We Do Today is History Tomorrow” Networking

March in the San Joaquin Valley has been an awesome experience, and the women artists I have visited in their studios, galleries, and or museums have been a soul experience. V. Gregory Melancon, Executive Director of the African American Historical and CulturalMuseum of the San Joaquin Valley, paid homage to Women in Fresno California by featuring the artworks of Julia Brown and the AFRO Awards this March.…

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Added by Alpha M. Bruton on March 28, 2012 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Tony Artz Honors Trayvon Martin with Powerful Live Painting

Tony Artz’s energy is infectious. To witness the explosion of lines, shapes and colors onto the canvas is to experience creativity in its most kinetic form. It truly is an Art Explosion. As he takes…

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Added by Tony Artz on March 28, 2012 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Hoodies, Art & The Law

This post is a little off topic but I feel it is appropriate as an artist and a member of a community that sees it’s children die all to young simply because of the stereotyped perceptions of others.

I have a grandson who at 17 years of age was 6’5” and weighed 250 pounds. He was into sports at all; a member of the National Scholastic Association, a straight student never in trouble always into his books and now at 22 years of age is full-time college student, on the dean’s list and…

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Added by Sálongo Lee/Sálongo's Art on March 28, 2012 at 7:37am — No Comments

Dedicated to the continuing Spirit of Trayvon Martin

How will African American artists and historians commemorate, and reflect on this moment of: "...another [young] man done died?"

(1857) Frederick Douglass, “If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress”

 On August 3, 1857, Frederick Douglass delivered a “West India Emancipation” speech at Canandaigua, New York, on the twenty-third anniversary of the event. Most of the address was a history of…
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Added by Winston Kennedy on March 25, 2012 at 8:45am — 1 Comment

Danny Simmons/Tribute to Women's History Month (Deep in Your Reflections)

Danny Simmons/Tribute to Women's History Month (Deep in Your Reflections)

03/29/2012 6:00 pm

The Older brother of hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons and rapper…

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Added by Yolanda English on March 24, 2012 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Artists Called to Action in response to Trayvon Martin...

CALL FOR ARTISTS!!: CCCADI invites all artists to submit work for H(A)UNTED - An Artist Call to Action in (cont) http://tl.gd/gi74h4

Added by BlackWomyn'sVisualArt on March 22, 2012 at 7:38am — No Comments

NYC Million Hoodie Rally for Trayvon Martin (Images)

Check out my images from NYC's Million Hoodie Rally and March at www.oceanmorisset.com What an amazing day!



(Pictured above: Sabrina Fulton, Trayvon's mother and family Attorney Benjamin Crump at the rally.)…



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Added by Ocean Morisset on March 22, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

what an inspiration!

we often think we need to have a strong group in whatever city we live in, but a community is so much more than a zip code. i am inspired by the growth of this site and the many creative avenues of my fellow members.  hats off  to US! you have to live your passion. 

Added by cbabi bayoc on March 21, 2012 at 9:28pm — 2 Comments

CHI-TOWN! Don't miss Mickalene Thomas in Chicago, March 29 and 30th!

"Chicagoans!

MAR 29TH 2012 Mickalene Thomas's works @ Rhona Hoffman Gallery, 118 North Peoria St. Chicago,60607, til Saturday, May 5th"

MAR 30TH 2012 Mickalene Thomas @ The Art Institute,

111 S. Michigan Ave., 7pm: Lecture, Fullerton (cont)http://t.co/GeQSIREB…

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Added by BlackWomyn'sVisualArt on March 21, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments

See the newest video on BWVA! Featuring: KESHA BRUCE

The #afrifemartisticgenius of KESHA BRUCE  http://t.co/UiHfyUgL

           
BlackWomyn'sVisualArt
/sharing afri-fem genius with the masses/…
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Added by BlackWomyn'sVisualArt on March 21, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

AIPAD Photography Show, New York City, March 29 - April 1, 2012

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Added by D T Ray on March 21, 2012 at 1:16pm — No Comments

The AIPAD Photography Show, NYC, March 29 - April 1, 2012

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Added by D T Ray on March 20, 2012 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Is It Memorex Or Is It An Original Print?

Is it a print or is it an original print? That is a question that seems to always come up when you get photographers and painters into the same room besides the question is photography art. Digital photography as added to this question with its ability to make almost perfect reproductions of any 2D art that can be photographed or scanned and brought into the computer.

With the advances in technology there is no easy one answer fits…

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Added by Sálongo Lee/Sálongo's Art on March 19, 2012 at 1:58am — No Comments

Black Art, Black Artist Why Not Just Art & Artist?

Every time I look in the mirror I see this Black face, this Black face this Black Man. When I walk into a room with white people I know they see me as the Black Male. Even in the co-op gallery I belong to I've been called he's the Negro artist by the 90 year member bless her Daughters of The Confederacy heart, who doesn't know I heard her.

Why must I call my self a Black Artist and why must I call my art Black Art? By calling it Black Art and calling myself a Black Artist, Black…

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Added by Sálongo Lee/Sálongo's Art on March 18, 2012 at 10:59pm — 2 Comments

Phoenix Gallery Exhibit March 9th – April 20th Chicago, Illinois

 

Hello BAIA Members

Myself along with other selected artist from The Museum of Science and Technology exhibition Black Creativity will…

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Added by Cedric Michael Cox on March 18, 2012 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Out of the Shadows: Printed Images from the American Imagination.



Prints depicting positive masculine images of African American men are difficult to find in various historical repositories. The images in this essay represent literally and figuratively a process of pulling the images of African American male subjects from the negative shadows of the American imagination. These graphic works represent the efforts of various artists including African American, European, and Euro-Americans to recreate positive and representative images of…

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Added by Winston Kennedy on March 18, 2012 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

I Need Some Angels for My Project 44 Days To Go

Hi,

When I worked in Black theater we were always thankful for the Angels that helped to get a play from the script reading to the stage for opening night. I will be thankful for you, the Angels that will help get my images from the computer to the walls of the gallery for opening night. I am currently working my way through 8,000 plus film negatives taken over a ten year period to choose and scan the best images into the computer for the digital archive. Once that is done then will…

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Added by Sálongo Lee/Sálongo's Art on March 16, 2012 at 10:32pm — 1 Comment

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