May 2011 Blog Posts (44)

Breaking the Taboos of Blackface Minstrelsy


Added by Mark Steven Greenfield on May 31, 2011 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Don’t Become an Isolated Griot!

Patricia Coleman Cobb & Ramona


Artists run the risk of isolation.  We can become trapped in our own creative minds and spaces.   Our studios are our…


Added by Ramona Dallum Lindsey on May 31, 2011 at 9:57am — 1 Comment

Looking for Inspiration

I look for inspiration in just about everything; everywhere I go, everything someone says or does, books, pictures, landscapes, the clouds, flowers, water, whatever ….pretty much everything. Like most of us, less than half of what I think actually comes out into the universe in words and even less of the colorful visions I have ever manifest.

I realized that sometimes its because inspiration often comes at the most inopportune times such as walking in the grocery store, driving, or…


Added by Myesha Francis on May 30, 2011 at 12:29pm — No Comments

What Would Make the Art Viewing Experience Less Passive and More Engaging?

Affordable Art Fair NYC 2011 Kris Graves Project

My Baang and Burne co-conspirator director Charlie Grosso and I were invited to participate in the Affordable Art Fair with Kris Graves Projects in New York City as part of Art x Women. We thought it would be cool to do a sort of "wrap up" analysis about the whole experience. The interesting thing though---instead of talking about the art, we were really…

Added by Kesha Bruce on May 26, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Life is a Big Bowl of Questions

My eight year old daughter explained that, "Life is a big bowl of questions."  (Of course, this was her response to my asking why she has so many questions for mommy.) But this young…


Added by Ramona Dallum Lindsey on May 26, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Hello Everyone,

My name is Timothy Joshua and I am a self taught artist. I’m sending you all my Blog Information so you all could have the opportunity to see my Photography and Artistic skills. Please Follow This Blog if you like my work.  I am also looking for comments and any questions, so feel free to ask.

Thank You

Added by Timothy Joshua on May 25, 2011 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Sisters and Friends with a Passion for Art

What do you do when you are a professional, culturally inspired African-American woman in a community nearly void of cultural activities relevant to your ethnic experience? You simply call your sister friends.  This was the case in 1994 when 4 such women founded SisterFriends to introduce…


Added by Ramona Dallum Lindsey on May 23, 2011 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

New Show June 18th curated by Andrê Guichard Gallery

Added by Answerd L. Stewart on May 21, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

What If There Were No More Art Galleries?

What if there were no art dealers, no “art reps”, and no commercial galleries to sell our work?

What if we summoned the courage to take full responsibility for our careers instead of placing our future in…


Added by Kesha Bruce on May 19, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Naming a Library

...the short form; Chicago State University's new library is 'nameless'.  Gwendolyn Brooks and Margaret Burroughs are perfect names for the library. Its massive structure can hold both with no problem. If you think so too, please join the Facebook group Brooks-Burroughs. We are reaching out to any and everyone who has attended/exhibited in/at the DuSable Museum/African Festival of the Arts/Southside Community Arts Center/Lake Meadows Art exhibit/Gwendolyn Brooks poetry…


Added by Marian Hayes on May 18, 2011 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Passion & Pathways Group Exhibit

Inga Kimberly Brown will exhibit  her paintings at the Passion and Pathways Exhibit June 3, 2011 in Philadelphia PA.  6-9  at Salon Joose, 601 North 3rd Street.…


Added by Inga Kimberly Brown on May 18, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Expendables 8 African American Men in Venice

The Expendables 4 African American Men In Venice

Ok I usually do this kind of babble on my email blast, but all of my friends are hiding their accounts they know the…


Added by kevin blythe sampson on May 17, 2011 at 1:03pm — 1 Comment

"If You Want Something Done Right, Do It Yourself."

If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time then you know that I am ALL about getting things done. And sometimes when you need something done right, you have to roll up your sleeves and do it yourself.…


Added by Kesha Bruce on May 15, 2011 at 2:47pm — No Comments

As the Art World Turns


Just stopping by now to share a link I just found on Twitter about Middle East artists at the current Venice Biennale. …


Added by Joyce Dade on May 15, 2011 at 8:32am — No Comments


right ow I am looking for something to paint.   I need some inspiration.  there are many idea in my head but I can't seem to bring them to fruition.   what do you do when you cna work?  I am using a book to execute a few art problems.  but thats not enough.  I miss painting very much but cant seem to pick up a brush.

Added by Cassandra Jennings Hall on May 14, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments

Oprah We Love You by Faith Ringgold

Yesterday (May12) I received two awards in one day from Women’s Organizations, which inspired me to a new commitment to create art for donation to Women’s organizations in support of ACFF’s Women and Families in Crisis. 


My first award was at breakfast with the New York Women's…


Added by Faith Ringgold on May 13, 2011 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Esther Ervin in Metal Arts Exhibition

I hace 3 pieces at :


Washington State Convention Center

corner of Pike St & 8th Avenue

2nd floor, South Galleria


Seattle Metals Guild (SMG)

10th Biennial Exhibition        

Curated by Seattle Metals Guild Exhibition Committee

Show Dates: April 13 – July 10, 2011

This metal arts exhibition, celebrating three Pacific Northwest metals guilds, coincides with… Continue

Added by Esther Ervin on May 12, 2011 at 6:45pm — No Comments

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