April 2011 Blog Posts (24)

About The Artist

As an artist Jon suggest that black art is expressive in conversation, and has a position in creativity that is personally educational and observative. It's color and content is a presentation of awareness of life and topics of knowledge. His paintings represent the facets of black american lives.A native St.Louisian Jon has illustrated a veiw of lifestyles through works that express ways of seeing cultures…


Added by jon calvert on April 30, 2011 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Gwen Magee

Wonderful blog entry by Mississippi Museum of Art in memory of Gwen Magee - MMABlog

Added by Elizabeth Robinson on April 30, 2011 at 7:24am — No Comments

Folk Art Museum Show for Venice Canceled 8 African American males in Venice


They just cancelled the show in Venice.........Vision and Vernacular 8 African American males in Venice. They said that more permits were needed.......I think its non-sense..

Did the thought of 8 african american males in Venice, ones who came up a bit different, one that mostly worked outside of the the mainstream art world, scare folks..................Sure it did

But we are all still going to Venice and we will make some work and endure.

thats what my history…


Added by kevin blythe sampson on April 29, 2011 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Fine Prints Come Into Focus


Two events at the High Museum in Atlanta, a recently concluded lecture on collecting fine prints, and the upcoming Art Print Fair, have put a local focus on this sometimes overlooked area of the art market and art collecting. Fine prints have a long history and rich tradition and today just about any…


Added by Avisca Fine Art Gallery on April 28, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Why are We afraid of our heritage?

This morning as I sat down to work on my giving back to the community task of the week ( Museum Africa) I began to wonder why getting others to pick up the charge of bringing  our heritage to Chicago  seems to be such a daunting task.

Our forefathers, grandparents, parents and relatives fought for the right to be free, fought for the right not to be called the "N" word, fought the right to be treated equal, pushed for the…


Added by Sakira Jackson on April 28, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

You're invited: NYC Meet & Greet.

One of the best parts of being an artist actually happens after the artwork is done. It’s the part where I get to leave my studio to meet and talk with people.…

Added by Kesha Bruce on April 26, 2011 at 5:55am — No Comments


Quote of the week: "A wise man learns much from a fool but a fool learns nothing from a wise man." - CATO a Roman Statesman

The silent majority is a phrase President Richard Milhouse Nixon coined. He used this phrase to describe what he called 'The Silent Majority of Americans that supported the Vietnam war unlike the Americans that were protesting and marching against the war.  Well history proved Nixon to be wrong but there are times when the majority is silent, that is to say when… Continue

Added by RAYMOND TATUM on April 25, 2011 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Karen Seneferu: An Ancient Aesthetic in Contemporary Art

Karen Seneferu is an emerging talent in the San Francisco Bay Area art scene. Her work is generating a lot of excitement, and deservedly so. Although she has humbly referred to herself as a "young artist," there are some artists whose work is prolific and beyond their years. Karen Seneferu's mixed media work brings to mind creative heavyweights like Betye Saar and Aminah Brenda Lynn…


Added by Karen Seneferu on April 21, 2011 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Stories That Breathe.

I'm excited to announce that work from my Totem Series will be shown as part of the exhibition Stories That Breathe at Morton Fine Art in Washington DC. which opens on Friday April 8,… Continue

Added by Kesha Bruce on April 15, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Quilt on Ice

Mama, why is that quilt on ice?  That’s what my son asked after seeing my latest completed quilt. His question confounded me at first.  Then I realized he was right.  My creation, Serendipity 1, was floating on ice.

Serendipity describes a pleasant result that happens because of an accident. …


Added by Ramona Dallum Lindsey on April 14, 2011 at 11:11am — 2 Comments


(I haven't felt much like writing poetry in awhile...then this piece came out of nowhere.)


By Ivory Simone


Safe is manicured lawns with colorful rows of

azaleas bursting out at the seams.

Nature’s wildness subdued by suburban

gardeners determined to reform

her slutty ways.


Safe is laughter rumbling out of jazzy cafes

where pretty women with bright…


Added by Ivory Simone on April 11, 2011 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Kwame Kwei-Armah becomes Chancellor of University of the Arts London

Ground-breaking playwright, actor and broadcaster Kwame Kwei-Armah is the new Chancellor of University of the Arts London.

Kwame, who became the first black British playwright to have a play performed in the West End withElmina’s Kitchen in 2005, takes up the honorary post with immediate effect.…


Added by Christy Symington MRBS on April 8, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Unusual Black History Collection Showcased at the United Nations

Twenty original documents and artifacts from The Freeman Institute Black History Collection about the Transatlantic Slave Trade are exhibited (free) at the United Nations until 30 April, 2011.
April 6, 2011 New York: The fourth annual commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is being observed at United Nations…

Added by Joel Freeman on April 6, 2011 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Art by Karen Seneferu

My latest article on Her Blueprint, the International Museum of Women's blog is all about the latest work of Karen Seneferu, an incredible mixed media artist who blends African aesthetics and ancient concepts with contemporary art. Check it out at the link below:…


Added by Marissa Arterberry on April 5, 2011 at 11:25pm — No Comments

My New Artwork Video

Here is a link to my new video featuring my artwork:





Added by George Jennings on April 5, 2011 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Silver Arts Visual Arts and Heritage Exhibit

As part of the Winston Salem Recreation Department Senior Olympics Program, Delta Arts Center will house the Silver Arts portion featuring paintings, photography, sculpture, quilting, needle work, and other crafts.

Join us to view the wonderful works from our Senior community. April 5 - April 28, 2011.…


Added by Winston-SalemDelta Fine Arts,Inc on April 5, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Black Art or Symphony in A major

"Black Art is a MUST, a NEED!

Never forget to let your PEOPLE stand up head up and straight!

We have always needed YOU!

You are the MUSIC

Your are the RYTHM

You are the  ENERGY

You are POWER…


Added by karo evans on April 5, 2011 at 2:32am — No Comments

Black Art or Symphony in A major



"Black Art is a MUST, a NEED!

Never forget to let your PEOPLE stand up head up and straight!…


Added by karo evans on April 5, 2011 at 2:28am — No Comments

April Marietta Art Walk a lively, lovely event

It seemed as if Marietta caught Spring fever this past Friday as April's First Friday Marietta Art Walk pulled a large and enthusiastic crowd. At Avisca Fine Art Gallery our focus this month on local talent, with an exhibition by the "Lumen" artists, a collective of five women artists and 'sisters in spirit' - all from Cobb county, paid huge dividends with a story in the Marietta Daily Journal and pulling out our largest Art…


Added by Avisca Fine Art Gallery on April 4, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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