Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Exhibition: From the Ashes, Rebirth of the Human Spirit

Akili Ron Anderson      Anne Bouie      Daniel T. Brooking      
Adjoa Burrowes    Elsa Gebreyesus      Carolyn Goodridge      
Claudia Aziza Gibson-Hunter    Hubert Jackson      Wayson Jones      
 Michael Platt      Russell Simmons    Alec Simpson

Coming Soon: An art exhibition, "From the Ashes: Rebirth of the Human Spirit, featuring artists from the artist group: Black Artists of DC (BADC). The opening reception is on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery at 702 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Meet the exhibiting artists at the reception.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Piano Suite Series by Don Griffin

This audio-visual presentation and its accompanying text were prepared by artist Don Griffin. It pays homage to jazz pianists in general, and more specifically Roland Hanna.
"I recently discovered Roland Hanna's version of Chopin's classical composition, Prelude Op. 28, No. 20. I was enamored with hearing two jazz musicians, Roland Hanna with Ron Carter on bass, give their spin on Chopin. Also, this was a perfect time to integrate it with my visual element of the Piano Suite Series. Having very recently returned to art after major surgery, this music has opened a window which gives me a view of possibilities. I say this because I've been detached from the creative posture since the surgery, and I needed a vehicle to usher in my return to producing art. After all, audio-visual represents another art form. Music, in this case, a classical composition being interpreted through jazz, is an abstract work of art which relies upon the auditory senses for meaning and enjoyment. Incorporating my visual creations strengthen the music and vice versa. So, now we have two art forms entwined to enhance this thing we call art, and it further defines art...what it is and what it can be from my point of view."

The Piano Suite Series by Don Griffin will consist of approximately 50 pieces when it is completed. The image size is 5½" x 8" on 8½" x 11" Wausau 70 lb Royal Fiber Birch Abedul, made in USA.

If you are interested in seeing more of Don Griffin's works or need specific questions answered, leave a comment below or contact him at Donrgriff@aol.com.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Deborah Willis: Curator Talk: Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Posing Beauty in African American Culture, currently on view through December 7, 2013 at  Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, prompts rich discussions about the contested ways that African American beauty has been represented in historical and contemporary contexts.


Representation of Beauty       Visual Story       Photo Education       

Political Statement       Discoveries       Reading Images       

Beauty in Historical Context       Beauty in Contemporary Context