July 2010 Blog Posts (25)

BARACK OBAMA AND JOE BIDEN: CHAMPIONS FOR ARTS AND CULTURE

BELOW INCLUDES THEIR PLATFORM IN SUPPORT OF THE ARTS:

Reinvest in Arts Education: To remain competitive in the

global economy, America needs to…

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Added by J. Vaughn Dowell on July 31, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Caring for Works on Paper

A Word to the Wise or Else Caring for Works on Paper



ART COLLECTORS ARE BETTER AT WANTING than at having. They often exert tremendous energy in a diligent search for the best piece of art they can afford. Then, having acquired their treasures, they think the process is complete. The mistake that is often made is ignoring…

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Added by Dr. Halima Taha on July 31, 2010 at 8:01am — 4 Comments

International Review of African American Art Article / 1999

GETTING STARTED

COLLECTING MEMORIES AND AFRICAN AMERICAN ART

By HALIMA TAHA



Framed by sensuous textures and a blaze of colors, I am inspired by the paintings, prints and photographs in my collection to reflect on a recent visit with my 81-year old father. The visit confirmed my thoughts about how art can shape emotions and the experience of time. The entire process of acquiring…
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Added by Dr. Halima Taha on July 31, 2010 at 7:50am — No Comments

African American Art: Basics to Appraising an Asset & Commodity

By Halima Taha



African American Art:

Basics to Appraising an Asset & Commodity


Valentine Magazine Article /2001…

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Added by Dr. Halima Taha on July 31, 2010 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

80 PLUS YEARS LATER...BLACK ARTISTS REPRESENTED...ARE WE THERE YET? By Bev Jenai 7/30/'10

The legacy left by the Harlem Renaissance period, I have to assume, surely envisioned that today, some 80 years later, that we as Black artists would be unified, with strong support systems in place. For many years ago, a legacy was tirelessly laid, and I perceive that certainly, at least for the dreamers during that period of time, many may have felt that… Continue

Added by Bev Jenai on July 30, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

URBAN BUSH WOMEN SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE NOLA

URBAN BUSH WOMEN SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE IN NOLA!…
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Added by Jennifer Williams on July 29, 2010 at 8:56pm — No Comments

IBe's Sculpture Blog

Sticks, Stones and Bones- The reincarnation of natural materials in art: works of art using natural and found objects, stone, and metal.


http://iaintyomama.blogspot.com/

Added by IbeBulinda Crawley on July 29, 2010 at 10:24am — No Comments

Sue Williams received the Gold Medal Award, National Eisteddfod, Wales as well as receiving The Rootstein Hopkins, London Painting Award in 2000. She has won international recognition when shortliste…

Sue Williams received the Gold Medal Award, National Eisteddfod, Wales as well as receiving The Rootstein Hopkins, London Painting Award in 2000. She has won international recognition when shortlisted as the only British artist for the Artes Mundi International Visual Art Prize 2006, selected by Ivo Mesquita, curator for Projecto Octogono, Pinacoteca do Estado, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Deepak Ananth, curator and lecturer at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Caen, France.



In 2006 Sue Williams’… Continue

Added by sue williams on July 29, 2010 at 3:52am — No Comments

Thank God for Artist

Thank you all for sharing your wonderful art work, for without art or artist in the world, life would be a lonely place!

Added by Theresa Mims Davis on July 28, 2010 at 12:45pm — No Comments

THANKS

Map of Freestone County Texas highlighting Fai...

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Added by Sherry Ann Byrd on July 26, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

More About My Family And Me (Sherry A. Byrd)

Sherry A. Byrd is my name. I was born in Freestone county,Texas, in 1951, in the town of Fairfield,which is approximately an hours' drive south of Dallas and approximately one hour west of of Waco. This town is the county seat and 1951 was its centennial year.



As a child I was introduced to quilt making via my maternal grandmother, Gladys Celia Durham-Henry. She came from a long lineage of African American quilt makers. That lineage stretches back as far as slavery…
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Added by Sherry Ann Byrd on July 25, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Encourage Children to be Creative & Embrace Art

We all know that art is essential to healthy human development. If children are exposed to art early, then they will be able to understand other educational subjects like math and science easier, since these are also applied in art. Learning about the arts also helps children understand the need for self-discipline,…

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Added by J. Vaughn Dowell on July 21, 2010 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Figurative Art From the Robust Creativity Lionel Lofton

A Virtual show about Mr. Lofton's Art is presented at Tokesplace.com. Check him out.

Added by Richard Everett on July 18, 2010 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Artistic Fission

In 1918 the poet Apollinaire was in the hospital being treated for a variety of problems including a head wound from the war, and the Spanish flu. Despite his illnesses he managed to

organize a joint exhibition for his friends Matisse and Picasso. The reason for

the combined show was not just to showcase work which Apollinaire found

important, but also to show that despite different approaches to art, both

represented modernity, rather than competed for…

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Added by Matthew Putman on July 18, 2010 at 8:21am — 1 Comment

Skip Hill at Avisca Fine Art in Marietta, GA Skip Hill’s first major exhibition in the Atlanta area opens on August 6, 2010 at Marietta’s Avisca Fine Art Gallery. The exhibition titled “Butterfly C…



Skip Hill at Avisca Fine Art in Marietta, GA

Skip Hill’s first major exhibition in the Atlanta area opens on August 6, 2010 at Marietta’s Avisca Fine Art Gallery.

The exhibition…

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Added by Robert Terrence (Skip) Hill on July 16, 2010 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Montgomery Connection

The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Studies at Alabama State University in Montgomery; "The Dream Continues" Exhibition from June 13, 2010 - October 29, 2010. I am showing 30 pieces of my work relative to the Civil Rights movement and African American culture. I am so very honored to be exhibiting at this fine institution with such a rich history of my people. If any of you are in the area, do drop by and see the show and let me know what you think. The… Continue

Added by Marcella Hayes Muhammad on July 16, 2010 at 5:08pm — 2 Comments

ECCENTRIC ART - Mission Statement

ECCENTRIC ART was established in 1997 by Norman C. Slade of Fayetteville, North Carolina. After 24 years of service in the United States Air Force, Norm has seen the arts and style of many different countries throughout his world travels. He incorporates many of the techniques and styles he has seen to his own unique concepts of framing and matting.



Norman has always held a special place in his heart for African American art, eventually leading him to create a business and… Continue

Added by ECCENTRIC ART on July 16, 2010 at 4:47pm — No Comments

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