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    The Nasher Sculpture Center presents the first retrospective in more than 20 years of the renowned American sculptor, Melvin Edwards, including never-before exhibited works


    renowned American sculptor, Melvin Edwards



    DALLAS, Texas (October 20, 2014) – The Nasher Sculpture Center announces the exhibition Melvin Edwards: Five Decades, a retrospective of the renowned American sculptor, January 31-May10, 2015. Melvin Edwards’s career spans crucial periods of upheaval and change in American culture and society, and his sculpture provides a critical bridge between modernist techniques and materials and contemporary approaches to the art object. In 1988, New York Times critic Michael Brenson lauded Edwards as “one of the best American sculptors… [and] one of the least known.” Over the past five decades, Edwards has produced a remarkable body of work redefining the modernist tradition of welded sculpture.

    “Exhibiting the work of Melvin Edwards is a tremendous privilege for the Nasher,” says Director Jeremy Strick. “His expansive, decades-long sculptural practice in welded steel fuses vital Modernist traditions with deeply held personal and social convictions, and the results are uniquely powerful artistic responses to some of the most volatile and pivotal events of our times. In addition to its historical and political relevance, Edwards’s work also has important connections with the radical experimentation and international outlook of contemporary art, positioning him as an artist of rare versatility and reach.”

    renowned American sculptor, Melvin Edwards



    Melvin Edwards: Five Decades bears witness to Edwards’s profound commitment, from the very beginning of his career, to an art that is both abstract and deeply engaged with meaning and expression. A truly international artist well before the advent of today’s global art world, Edwards has brought his experiences of other cultures and languages, particularly those of Africa, into his work, to explore the varied ways that art can forge bonds of connection and kinship. He is best known for his Lynch Fragments, an ongoing series of small-scale reliefs begun in Los Angeles in the early 1960s and born out of the social and political turmoil of the civil rights movement. Incorporating tools and other familiar objects, such as chains, locks, and ax heads, Edwards’s Lynch Fragments are abstract yet evocative, summoning a range of artistic, cultural, and historical references.

    Melvin Edwards: Five Decades will feature a broad selection of Lynch Fragments, including early manifestations, which spoke to racial tensions and political and cultural struggles of the 1960s; Edwards’s return to the series in the early 1970s, during the Vietnam War; and a group from 1978 to the present, exploring memory, history, and African and African American culture.

    renowned American sculptor, Melvin Edwards



    Presenting a full range of Edwards’s achievements, Melvin Edwards: Five Decades – the first retrospective of his work in more than twenty years – will reveal that his career has extended far beyond the Lynch Fragments. Major large-scale sculptures of the 1960s, such as Chaino, The Lifted X, and August the Squared Fire, will be included, as well as his Rockers of the 1970s, which incorporate movement and, in some cases, sound.

    Melvin Edwards: Five Decades will also feature many works not seen since their creation, and in some cases never before exhibited. With the artist’s cooperation, the Nasher will recreate the groundbreaking 1970 exhibition of his barbed-wire sculptures originally shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Several large sculptures have been restored for the Nasher’s presentation, most notably the first Rocker, Homage to Coco, which was in the 1970 Whitney sculpture annual. Also on view will be sculptures Edwards has made in Senegal over the past decade, as well as a selection of maquettes and prototypes reflecting his long career in public sculpture, and rarely exhibited works on paper, including sketchbooks and collaborations with the artist’s late wife, the celebrated poet and performer Jayne Cortez.

    renowned American sculptor, Melvin Edwards



    Organized by the Nasher’s Associate Curator Catherine Craft, the exhibition will travel to other US museums and will be accompanied by a richly illustrated scholarly catalogue with essays by Craft, scholars Alex Potts and Tobias Wofford, a conversation with the artist, and a catalogue of Edwards’s public sculptures by Nasher Assistant Curator Leigh A. Arnold. Edwards will speak about his work and practice as part of the Nasher’s 360 Speaker Series on January 31, 2015.

    About Melvin Edwards
    Born in Houston, Texas in 1937, Edwards attended college in Los Angeles, graduating with a BFA from the University of Southern California. In 1967, he moved to New York, where he lives today, dividing his time between his studio in Plainfield, New Jersey and residences, with studios, in Accord, New York and Dakar, Senegal. His work is held in many US museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

    Melvin Edwards: Five Decades is supported in part by a major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation and by the generous support of Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger.

    About the Nasher Sculpture Center:
    Open since 2003 and located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center is home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world, the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, featuring more than 300 masterpieces by Calder, Giacometti, Matisse, Picasso, Rodin, and more. The longtime dream of the late Raymond and Patsy Nasher, the museum was designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano in collaboration with landscape architect Peter Walker.

    Hailed by USA Today as one of the great sculpture gardens where art enhances nature, the roofless museum seamlessly integrates the indoor galleries with the outdoor spaces creating a museum experience unlike any other in the world. On view in the light-filled galleries and amid the landscaped grounds are rotating works from the Collection, as well as blockbuster exhibitions and one-of-a-kind installations by the most celebrated artists of our times. In addition to the indoor and outdoor gallery spaces, the Center contains an auditorium, education and research facilities, a cafe, and a store.

    The Nasher brings the best of contemporary culture to Dallas through special programs designed to engage visitors, including artist talks, lecture programs, contemporary music concerts, educational classes and exclusive member events.

    The Nasher Sculpture Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm and until 11 pm for special events, and from 10 am to 5 pm on the first Saturday of each month. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for members and children 12 and under, and includes access to special exhibitions. For more information, visit www.NasherSculptureCenter.org.


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    Spray Cans in the Gallery: The Legendary Fashion Moda & the Fun Gallery A Panel Discussion

    Moving Murals: Henry Chalfant & Martha Cooper’s All City Graffiti Archive, running through July 10th, 2014.


    Henry Chalfant & Martha Cooper’s All City Graffiti Archive
    ©Henry Chalfant


    Thursday, June 19th 7pm
    Admission: $8 online; $10 at the door
    Visit www.citylore.org to purchase tickets.

    On Thursday June 19, the City Lore Gallery will be hosting a panel discussion, Spray Cans in the Gallery: The Legendary Fashion Moda & the Fun Gallery, about the transition of graffiti from the streets into the fine art world. Panelists include:

    Patti Astor of the Fun Gallery
    Jane Dixon, artist
    Stefan Eins of Fashion Moda
    Crash, graffiti writer


    Street art has long been a presence in New York City, never more prominent than during the “Golden Age of Graffiti” in the late 70’s and early 80’s. During this time period graffiti transitioned from an underground art form to the mainstream contemporary art world, while retaining its presence on the streets. At the cutting edge of this movement was Fashion Moda, Stefan Eins’ South Bronx outpost of the international art world that introduced neighborhood street artists, photographers and filmmakers to artists from downtown and Europe, creating an electrically exciting salon that profoundly influenced all who took part. Downtown, the scene was represented by Patty Astor, who hosted shows in her East Village storefront, the Fun Gallery, that brought together the artists, b-boys and MCs from uptown, the Bronx and East New York with the East Village culturati, the club scene and art and film world.

    Photographed during the ‘70s and early ‘80s, Chalfant and Cooper’s images of graffitied subway cars are among the major documents of American popular culture in the late twentieth century. Moving Murals presents the images in a wall to wall mosaic of over 850 muraled trains, creating an ultimate All City graffiti trainyard environment. Complimenting the murals: wallpapered photographs of the writers in their element.

    Moving Murals Closing Program:

    July 10th at 7pm: Generations on the Writer's Bench: Graffiti Then & Now Visit www.citylore.org for more information


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    (BPRW) Michael Francis Gibson: Thoughts on Culture and Black History Month



    Michael Francis Gibson


    (BLACK PR WIRE) – Scholar and art critic Michael Francis Gibson has published over fifteen books, including essays on culture and the power of images. A fierce defender of racial equality and an arbiter for compassion in social and political relations, he is currently putting the finishing touches on a film script that will be of tremendous interest to friends of the African American community in the U.S. as well as the world at large. Gibson, who lives in Paris, co-wrote the script for Lech Majewski’s extraordinary film, The Mill and the Cross. Gibson also holds a lifetime membership in the NAACP and is the adoptive parent of two black children who enjoyed the benefit of growing up in France. You may hear Michael Gibson’s interview with Sally David at writersforgood.com.

    Majewski’s film The Mill and The Cross (2011; with Charlotte Rampling, Michael York, and Rutger Hauer http://www.themillandthecross.com) is a stunning recreation of Gibson’s book of the same title, an in-depth analysis of Bruegel’s inspired painting “The Way to Calvary.” The painting, according to Gibson, while relating the passion of Christ, also evokes the sort of scene that Bruegel himself too often witnessed: the execution of a Flemish Protestant by the militia of the King of Spain. The New York Times noted that Gibson’s book, a detailed analysis of a single painting, is "as readable and riveting as a first-rate spy thriller." http://www.nytimes.com/books/01/05/20/bib/010520.rv081854.html The book and the film, both available on Amazon, draw a vivid and detailed portrait of daily life in 16th century Europe and provide a forceful commentary on religious persecution. Read other books by Gibson http://www.the-university-of-levana-press.com. Contact him via writersforgood@gmail.com.

    Gibson’s wit and compassion are well represented in his new script, a lively treatment of a serious theme: the racism African Americans experienced in the U.S. before the 1960's and Martin Luther King's rise to prominence. All that Gibson will currently say about the script is that “It offers wonderful roles for black actors/actresses, including a phenomenal lead for a woman approximately 58 years of age—the genius who helps change everything for African Americans in the United States. And—there’s a happy ending you will love.” A film that combines Martin Luther King’s work, magic, and the end of racism—who can resist it? During Black History Month, contact Michael Francis Gibson via writersforgood@gmail.com.


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    PIONEER ANNOUNCES FINAL LINE-UP OF DJS, ARTISTS AND COMPANIES PARTICIPATING IN THE 2013 PIONEER DJ ART MIX, SUPPORTING THE VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC® FOUNDATION


    Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division announces the final participants for the second “Pioneer DJ Art Mix” event, to be held at The Bank on 401 South Main Street in Los Angeles on Thursday, October 10th in conjunction with the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk. Legendary DJs Laidback Luke and Dada Life join the ranks of Kaskade, Zedd, A-Trak and other world-renowned DJs, urban artists, and companies, to create custom pieces of art using Pioneer’s CDJ-2000nexus as the canvas. Also new to the lineup of participants in this year’s event are Los Angeles-based artists Couto Brothers, Joex2 and Danielle Jade Gonzalez. Pioneer DJ Art Mix is a unique collaboration with a fund-raising component to benefit the VH1 Save The Music® Foundation, dedicated to restoring music education programs in public schools.




    The public will have the opportunity to view the art pieces, listen to live DJ performances, and experience Pioneer DJ products at Downtown LA Art Walk’s October event. After the gala, the entire art collection will be available for purchase through a special online auction that runs through November 1st held by Charitybuzz™ (charitybuzz.com) with Pioneer donating its proceeds to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

    Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
    Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    Where: The Bank on 401 South Main Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90013

    2013 PIONEER DJ ART MIX PARTICIPANTS

    DJs
    · Kaskade
    · Zedd
    · NERVO
    · Dada Life
    · A-Trak
    · Laidback Luke
    · Markus Schulz
    · Cosmic Gate
    · Crystal Hefner
    · James Zabiela
    · Morgan Page
    · 12th Planet
    · Ferry Corsten
    · DJ Vice
    · DJ Hapa
    · Fei Fei
    · Manufactured Superstars

    Brands
    · Insomniac
    · Rukes.com
    · LRG
    · Five-Axis

    Artists
    · Claw Money
    · Jesse Dean Designs
    · MEEX
    · Couto Brothers
    · Joex2
    · Danielle Jade Gonzalez

    For more information on Pioneer DJ Art Mix, visit www.PioneerDJusa.com/artmix

    Pioneer is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.
    VH1 Save the Music is a registered trademark of Viacom International Inc.

    Contacts:
    Natascha French, 310.496.4437 or natascha@allisonpr.com
    Jaed Arzadon, 310.952.2451 or jaed.arzadon@pioneer-usa.com
    Katherine Harbeston, 310.952.2388 or katherine.harbeston@pioneer-usa.com

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    Welcome to the Gallery of Harlem


    Melvin B. Tolson’s Harlem Gallery, published in 1965 as the first book of a projected epic, drew impressive literary praise while it offered a demanding critical challenge. A Gallery of Harlem Portraits is Tolson’s first book-length collection of poems that will provide scholars and critics a rich insight into how Tolson’s literary picture evolved. The poems paint lively portraits of Harlem men and women of all colors and ways of life in the 1930s. The publication of this earliest of his manuscripts will help clarify Tolson’s achievement and surprise many of his readers with its readily accessible, warmly human poetic portraiture.

    Melvin B. Tolson’s Harlem Gallery


    “Radicals, prizefighters, actors and deacons,
    Beggars, politicians, professors and redcaps,
    Bulldikers, Babbitts, racketeers and jig-chasers,
    Harlots, crapshooter, workers and pink-chasers,
    Artists, dicties, Pullman porters and messiahs...
    The Curator has hung the likeliness of all
    In A Gallery of Harlem Portraits”




    -Melvin B. Tolson, A Gallery of Harlem Portraits

    “Tolson’s posthumously appearing magnum opus has variety, insight, and vibrant life...” --Library Journal


    Melvin B. Tolson’s Harlem Gallery

    About the Author: Melvin B. Tolson (1898- 1966) was one of the outstanding black poets of the twentieth century, the author of three books of poetry as well as several novels, dramas, one-act plays, and a newspaper column. A Professor of English and Drama at Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma, from 1947 to 1965, Tolson’s work won the Annual Poetry Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1996.



    Melvin B. Tolson’s Harlem Gallery

    About the Editor: Robert M. Farnsworth taught at University of Missouri-Kansas City from 1960 to 1991 and has also taught in India, Turkey, China, and Japan.


    A Gallery of Harlem Portraits
    Poetry by Melvin B. Tolson
    Edited, with an afterword by Robert M. Farnsworth
    ISBN 978-0-8262-0280-2
    Publication Date: 2013
    Category: African American Studies/Poetry
    Pages: 276 sh paperback
    Price: $24.95
    Contact: Kirk Hinkelman
    Hinkelman@Missouri.edu
    (573) 882-8735

    University of Missouri Press
    2910 Lemone Industrial Boulevard
    Columbia, MO 65201

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    Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Shaw Memorial.


    On view from September 15, 2013, through January 20, 2014, Tell It with Pride includes daguerreotype, tintype, and carte de visite portraits of the soldiers and the people who recruited, nursed, taught, and guided them, including Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman. Letters, a recruiting poster, and the Medal of Honor awarded to the African American soldier whose actions first earned this distinction Sergeant William H. Carney are also displayed. Works by such 20th- and 21st-century artists as Lewis Hine, Richard Benson, Carrie Mae Weems, and William Earle Williams reflect the continuing importance of the 54th, the Battle of Fort Wagner, and the Shaw Memorial.

    The magisterial Shaw Memorial (1900) by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907) is considered by many to be one of the finest examples of 19th-century American sculpture. This monument honors Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first regiments of African American soldiers formed during the Civil War. The 54th fought in the Battle of Fort Wagner, South Carolina, on July 18, 1863, an event that has been documented and retold in many forms, including the popular movie Glory, released in 1989.

    The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Following its debut at the Gallery, it will travel to the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, February 23 through May 26, 2014. The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of GRoW, an initiative of the Annenberg Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Trellis Fund.

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    The Barnes Foundation presents Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders January 25 through April 21, 2014
    Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders
    Image: Yinka Shonibare. Planets in My Head, Philosophy, 2011.*



    Media preview Tuesday January 21, 2014

    The Barnes Foundation presents Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders from January 25, 2014 through April 21, 2014. A British artist of Nigerian descent, Shonibare has exhibited extensively in the United States and Europe. His work alludes to European art and intellectual history and explores race, slavery, authenticity, and commerce. The works in the exhibition—approximately 15 sculptures, paintings, photographs, and a room installation—address themes of education, opportunity, and scientific and cultural discovery. This is the artist’s first major exhibition in Philadelphia, since his residency at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in 2004 and it includes a commission entitled Magic Ladders.

    “Several of Shonibare’s sculptures refer to the Enlightenment and its ideals of rationality and exploration,” says Judith F. Dolkart, deputy director of art and archival collections and Gund Family Chief Curator at the Barnes. “Shonibare shares Dr. Barnes's belief that education can improve individual lives, benefitting society as a whole. Barnes turned his pharmaceutical factory into a progressive and integrated workplace, where he devoted two hours of each eight-hour workday to discussions on philosophy, psychology, and aesthetics with his employees.”

    Shonibare’s sculptures—life-sized mannequins clothed in the colorful Dutch wax fabrics produced in Europe but closely associated with Africa—offer a provocative examination of European colonialism and European and African identities. The artist also investigates the idea of the outsider, intrigued and perhaps drawn to a dominant culture yet remaining distinct from and peripheral to it. Shonibare, who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2004, was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2005 by Queen Elizabeth II. He uses his title professionally, if ironically, to highlight the ambiguousness of status, identity, and belonging.

    The Foundation’s collaboration with Shonibare pays homage to Barnes’s interest in contemporary art and artists. The centerpiece of the exhibition is the Barnes commission Magic Ladders, which explores childhood learning and the opportunities that education can create. In considering the exhibition and commission, the artist reviewed the complicated and decades-long correspondence between Barnes and Leo Stein, a fellow collector and an important advisor and friend as Barnes built his art collection and educational foundation. In Magic Ladders, three children ascend ladders constructed of books written or read by Albert Barnes. Other recent sculptures in the exhibition, Planets in My Head, Philosophy (2011); Planets in My Head, Physics (2010); and Pedagogy Boy/Boy (2011), echo the theme of the magical, transformative discoveries of childhood learning.

    The exhibition invites viewers to reflect upon Barnes’s collecting practice, particularly in terms of its connections to colonialism. One of the first American collectors to regard African sculpture as fine art rather than ethnographic curiosity, Barnes displayed African masks and figures alongside paintings by Pablo Picasso and Amedeo Modigliani. A champion of education for African Americans, Barnes made his collection of African art broadly available to black readers through Opportunity magazine. Ironically, his acquisition of African art was made possible by the imperialist colonization of Africa, a theme explored in Shonibare’s monumental Scramble for Africa (2003).

    Victorian Philanthropist’s Parlour (1996–1997), a room elaborately and excessively decorated with Dutch wax fabrics and garnished with objects placed symmetrically on a mantle, is for Shonibare a meditation on taste, status, and empire. In the context of the Barnes collection’s distinctive wall ensembles, it might prompt the viewer to consider methods of display.

    Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders has been organized by Judith F. Dolkart, deputy director of art and archival collections and Gund Family Chief Curator and will be on view in the Aileen and Brian Roberts Gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated 84-page book by Ms. Dolkart, containing a short essay and entries for works in the exhibition, some of them accompanied by reproductions of documents from the archive of the Barnes Foundation.

    Yinka Shonibare MBE was born in London and moved to Lagos, Nigeria at the age of three. He returned to London to study Fine Art first at Byam Shaw College of Art (now Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design) and then at Goldsmiths College, where he received his MFA, graduating as part of the “Young British Artists” generation. He currently lives and works in London.

    ABOUT THE BARNES FOUNDATION
    The Barnes Foundation (barnesfoundation.org) was established by Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.” The Barnes holds one of the finest collections of Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings, with extensive works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau, Amedeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutine and Giorgio de Chirico, as well as American masters Charles Demuth, William Glackens, Horace Pippin and Maurice Prendergast, Old Master paintings, important examples of African sculpture and Native American ceramics, jewelry and textiles, American paintings and decorative arts and antiquities from the Mediterranean region and Asia. The Barnes Foundation’s Art and Aesthetics programs engage a diverse array of audiences. These programs, occurring at the Philadelphia campus, online, and in Philadelphia communities, advance the mission through progressive, experimental and interdisciplinary teaching and learning.

    The Barnes Arboretum, located at the Merion campus, contains more than 2,000 species/varieties of trees and woody plants, many of them rare. Founded in the 1880s by Joseph Lapsley Wilson and subsequently added to under the direction of Mrs. Laura L. Barnes, the collection includes a fern-leaf beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Laciniata’), a dove tree (Davidia involucrata), a monkey-puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana), and a redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). Other important plant collections include Lilacs, Peonies, Stewartias and Magnolias. The Horticulture school at the Barnes Foundation in Merion has offered a comprehensive, three year certificate course of study in the botanical sciences, horticultural practices, garden aesthetics, and design through a well-grounded, scientific learning experience since its inception in 1940 by Mrs. Barnes.

    *Image: Yinka Shonibare. Planets in My Head, Philosophy, 2011. Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, leather, and fiberglass, 16 x 16 x 45 inches (40.6 x 40.6 x 114.3 cm). Collection of Charlotte and Herbert Wagner, Boston, Massachusetts. (c) Yinka Shonibare MBE. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2013 Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York/Shanghai and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Photography: Stephen White

    For more information
    Jan Rothschild, Senior Vice President for Communications
    Andrew Stewart, Director of Public Relations
    215.278.7160, press@barnesfoundation.org
    Online Press Office: http://press.barnesfoundation.org


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    Contemporary Masters, Inc.
    Arthur L. Dawson
    Executive Director
    Phone: (321) 474-2632
    Email: arthurldawson@gmail.com
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    Web: http://www.arthurdawson.com
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    Portion of proceeds from artist’s sale to benefit The Jackie Robinson Foundation


    - Texas artist Gregory Truett Smith to offer limited edition print reproductions of masterwork “He Floated Like an Angel – Portrait of Jackie Robinson World Series 1955” -

    AUSTIN, TEXAS (July 8, 2013) Fans of the movie “42”, as well as sports fans and baseball aficionados, will at last have the opportunity to own a limited edition print reproduction of artist Gregory Truett Smith’s rendering of famous African-American baseball player Jackie Robinson.

    The original painting, titled “He Floated Like an Angel – Portrait of Jackie Robinson World Series 1955” sold at a Santa Fe gallery for $20,000 in November 1996. In May 2011, the artist made a gift of a 48” X 30” on canvas reproduction of the original painting to Mrs. Rachel Robinson, widow of the late baseball legend.

    “He Floated Like an Angel – Portrait of Jackie Robinson World Series 1955”

    “What a wonderfully creative tribute to my husband Jack,” said Rachel Robinson of the painting of her late husband. “Gregory’s inspiring work hangs proudly on my wall.”

    “The racial conflicts of the 1960’s had a direct influence on my work, particularly in ‘He Floated Like An Angel’,” states Gregory Truett Smith. “I believe these reproductions will appeal not only to sports fans and baseball fans, but to many people who followed the stories and histories of African-Americans struggling for equality during that very pivotal period of American history.”

    Signed and numbered reproductions of the painting go on sale on July 8, 2013. The artist will offer three different sizes in limited editions of 150 each, with prices ranging from $485 to $685, as well as one size on canvas in a limited edition of 50, priced at $2,500. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the artwork are being donated by the artist to The Jackie Robinson Foundation, one of the nation’s premier education and leadership programs boasting a nearly 100 percent graduation rate, more than twice national average for minority students.

    Recently, the movie “42” has created a new awareness of the baseball icon, who signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940’s and went on to become the first African-American player to break the color barrier in American professional baseball. With the success of the film, online sales of the limited edition reproductions at the artist’s website at www.splendidrocketstudios.com/jackierobinsonlimitedoffer are expected to be brisk -- and brief.

    About The Jackie Robinson Foundation
    Established in 1973, the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is the nation's premier education and leadership development program. Transcending financial assistance, the Foundation equips its scholarship recipients with a comprehensive set of support services including internship placement, career guidance, and practical life skills, resulting in a nearly 100% graduation rate, more than twice the national average for minority students. The over 1,400 JRF alumni are both leaders in their professional fields and consummate ambassadors of Jackie Robinson's legacy of community service. This 2012-2013 academic year, JRF is providing generous financial aid and program support to 181 Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars representing 30 states and the District of Columbia and enrolled in 87 different colleges and universities across the country.

    About Gregory Truett Smith
    Gregory Truett Smith is a graphic, fine art and commercial illustrator whose clientele includes The Austin American Statesman, The Hearst Corporation, National Basketball Association, The American Heart Association, Texas Monthly, and the Wall Street Journal. The artist’s professional background includes stints as a full-time artist at two major television broadcast stations as well as a promotion artist and editorial illustrator for a major newspaper company. Fueled by “boyhood dreams, heroes and growing up in America” during the tumultuous 1960’s, his portfolio, which features an image of “He Floated Like an Angel”, can be found online at www.splendidrocketstudios.com

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    Our Challenge: SEEING BEAUTY IN DIFFERENCE!


    - Hampton University Museum’s journal, the International Review of African American Art (IRAAA), is a semi-finalist for the Business Unusual National Challenge sponsored by EMC Arts. -

    Business Unusual National Challenge

    Our Challenge project will support the art of seeing beauty in difference. The “different” beauty that the project will encourage people to see is beauty that deviates from a monolithic, aesthetic norm. IRAAA will create an interactive platform to support the participation of people throughout the African Diaspora to develop a pluralistic aesthetic for black women and a philosophy of personal beauty based on individual uniqueness.

    To learn more about our project and to vote for it, click on or cut and paste this link: http://artsfwd.org/challenge-hum/

    If you agree with our concept please vote for Seeing Beauty in Difference and please share this notice with others. You can vote once a day until May 31, 2013.

    LATE START: Because there was a problem with formatting on our Challenge webpage, we began to notify our contacts one and-a-half days after the other semi-finalists began to send out their notices! But we can make up for that lost time so please consider voting daily!

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    (BPRW) Wells Fargo Honors the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with National Art Exhibit Featuring the Renowned Kinsey Collection


    - A celebration of American History through African American Art and Culture -

    (BLACK PR WIRE) – San Francisco, January 16, 2013- To honor the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) joins with several of the nation’s leading African American museums to host a yearlong tour of “The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey –Where Art and History Intersect.” The exhibit contains a world-class collection of art and artifacts chronicling African American history and culture dating to the 1600s, including an early copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.

    Renowned Kinsey Collection
    The Cultivators, 2000 - Samuel L. Dunson, Jr. Oil on canvas

    The tour officially launches during Black History Month, making its first stop in San Francisco on Feb. 8, 2013, at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD). It later moves to The Harvey B. Gantt Center in Charlotte, N.C., and finally to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore (refer to tour schedule below for details).

    The Kinsey Collection brings to life many important and untold stories involving the rich history of African Americans, their achievements and contributions, as well as their struggles for equality and civil rights that remain relevant today.

    “The appreciation of culture, diversity and human rights is at the heart of our vision and values as a company,” said Jimmie Paschall, executive vice president, Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion, Wells Fargo. “Sponsoring the Kinsey Collection allows us to honor a pivotal moment in American history that ultimately shaped this country, its aspiration and realities, and its commitment to civil rights for all Americans.”

    “Sponsoring this tour provides Wells Fargo with the perfect opportunity to encourage conversations about the value of diversity and inclusion, in our nation’s past and future,” said Michelle Thornhill, senior vice president, African American segment manager, Wells Fargo. “The tour also allows us to recommit to the fundamental principles of equality that promote community, mutual understanding and shared success.”

    In addition to hosting the nationally acclaimed exhibit in the three cities mentioned above, Wells Fargo will present special events in each location in conjunction with the host museum. Activities will include an intimate conversation featuring Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, team member seminars and partnerships with local schools to provide access to the exhibit. Additional plans are underway to extend this experience to broader audiences, including a curated micro-site.

    “The Kinsey Collection strives to give our ancestors a voice, name and personality, enabling the viewer to understand the challenges, obstacles, triumphs and extraordinary sacrifice of African Americans who’ve greatly contributed to the success of this country,” said Bernard Kinsey. “We are delighted to join with Wells Fargo in honoring the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and look forward to bringing this exhibition to national audiences.”

    Kinsey Collection Celebratory Tour Schedule:

    •  San Francisco: Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)- Feb. 8–May 19, 2013

    •  Charlotte: Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Art + Culture- June 27–September 14

    •  Baltimore: Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture- November 1–January 10, 2014


    Renowned Kinsey Collection
    Emancipation Proclamation, 1862 - Abraham Lincoln. Printed Paper

    About Wells Fargo
    Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2012 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.

    About The Kinsey Collection
    The Kinsey Collection strives to Educate, Motivate & Inspire Americans to learn more about the remarkable contributions of African Americans in building America. The Kinsey Collection has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and scores of television/radio shows and newspapers/magazines nationally. It has been cited in three national awards including the nation’s highest honor, The President’s Medal for Museum and Library Services, and was selected as one of the “Top Ten exhibits to see in the world”. With their son Khalil, the Kinseys have developed a 198-page coffee table book that has been adopted by the State of Florida to teach African American history, and a companion lecture series titled “What You Didn’t Learn in High School History”. The Kinsey Collection exhibition has been on display in eight museums including the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, with an iteration of the collection showing at EPCOT Center, Walt Disney World Resort through 2015.

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    UMD’S DRISKELL CENTER RECEIVES $2.2 MILLION ART COLLECTOR BEQUEST


    College Park, Md.?The University of Maryland’s David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora (Driskell Center) announced today a bequest of more than 225 collected artworks valued at more than $2.2 million from the estate of the late Sandra Anderson Baccus and her husband, Lloyd T. Baccus, M.D. Mrs. Baccus, who passed in 2012, and her husband, who passed in 2006, lived in Roswell, Ga. where they led their medical business, Correctional Medial Associates, Inc., for more than 25 years. Mrs. Baccus served on the Driskell Center board from 2004 to 2006.

    Highlights of the collection include paintings, drawings, collages, mixed media, and sculptures by Charles Alston, Richmond Barthé, Romare Bearden, Radcliffe Bailey, John Biggers, Eldzier Cortor, Aaron Douglas, David C. Driskell, Clementine Hunter, W.H. Johnson, Loïs Mailou Jones, Hayden Palmer, Charles White, and Hale Woodruff, to name a few. The gift also included important artist books and portfolios from Benny Andrews, Jacob Lawrence, Betty Saar, and more.

    “The Center, established in honor of one of America's most accomplished artists and historians, Professor David C. Driskell, is honored to have received this wonderful gift,” said Curlee R. Holton, Driskell Center interim executive director. “This gift illustrates in full measure the impact that the dedicated collector plays in ensuring the safe guarding of our cultural legacy.”

    The Driskell Center’s goals include the documentation, preservation and presentation of the contributions of African-American artists to the larger American and world canon of art. The extremely generous and valuable Baccus gift contributes significantly to the center’s art collection of more than 1300 pieces of works by African-American artists, as well as more than 50 African objects, enabling the center to present some of the most important African-American art nationally and internationally.

    Works of prominent African-American artists were in the private collection of the Baccus family. Committed to education and the arts, Mrs. Baccus hoped one day that her collection would be used for educating future generations about the contributions of African Americans to the field of American art. She was an advocate and patron of the arts, and an important part of the arts community where she was introduced to and became familiar with the work of Maryland distinguished professor emeritus of art, David C. Driskell.

    David C. Driskell recalls meeting Mrs. Baccus in 2000 at an event held at the M. Hanks Gallery in Santa Monica, Calif. Later that year, they met again at the High Museum of Art when the exhibition “Narratives of African American Art and Identity: The David C. Driskell Collection,” organized by the University of Maryland, was on display at the High. They quickly became friends.

    “We shared the same goal of promoting the art of African-American artists,” said David C. Driskell about his friendship with Mrs. Baccus. “Thanks to generous gifts like Sandra’s, the center is better able to fully realize its goals.”

    Soon after their meeting, Mrs. Baccus made a commitment to donate her art collection to the center. She was also among the main supporters of the David C. Driskell Prize, established in 2005 at the High Museum of Art, the first national award to honor and celebrate contributions to the field of African-American art and art history. The prize recognizes a scholar or artist in the beginning or middle of his or her career whose work makes an original and important contribution to the field of African-American art or art history.

    The current Baccus’s in-kind gift of more than $2.2 million ranks them among the top benefactors of the center to date.

    ABOUT SANDRA ANDERSON BACCUS
    Sandra Anderson Baccus was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on September 13, 1945 and grew up in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Boston University and City College of New York, from which she earned a Master of Science in Education in 1972. She was co-founder and president of several companies in the healthcare and energy industries, and led a medical business, Correctional Medical Associates, Inc., with her husband Lloyd. She took a leading role in community service, fundraising for non-profits organizations and arts advocacy. She passed away unexpectedly at her home in Roswell, Ga., on Feb. 5, 2012. The couple was an avid collector of African-American art, serving as patrons to various arts institutions such as the High Museum of Art, African American Collections at Emory University, and the National Black Arts Festival, all in Atlanta, Ga.; the Texas Southern Museum of Art, Houston, Texas; and the David C. Driskell Center, College Park, Md.

    ABOUT THE CENTER
    The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, College Park, honors the legacy of David C. Driskell, distinguished university professor emeritus of art, artist, art historian, collector and curator, by preserving the rich heritage of African-American visual art and culture. Established in 2001, the center is committed to preserving, documenting, and presenting African-American art, as well as replenishing and expanding the field of African-American art. The center’s exhibition program is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council. For further information regarding the collection and future exhibitions, please call 301.314.2615, email driskellcenter@umd.edu, or visit www.driskellcenter.umd.edu.

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    NEW TRUSTEES ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF THE BARNES FOUNDATION


    January 17, 2013, Philadelphia, PA­-the Barnes Foundation is pleased to announce the election of three new members to its Board of Trustees, Ms. Tory Burch, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad and Mr. Thomas K. Whitford. Speaking on behalf of his fellow trustees Chairman Dr. Bernard C. Watson said, “We are delighted that Tory, Khalil and Tom have agreed to serve on the Barnes Foundation’s Board of Trustees. These outstanding individuals are already deeply involved in many important civic causes and they understand the importance of cultural institutions like the Barnes. I look forward to working closely with them in the coming years to strengthen the positive impact of the Foundation in the community and I am confident they will help provide the leadership for our continued growth and success.”

    Tory Burch is a Pennsylvania native, born and raised in Valley Forge. Ms. Burch graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in art history and moved to New York to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She is CEO and designer for her self-named company Tory Burch. Before starting her own business Ms. Burch worked for some of the most influential American designers, including Ralph Lauren,Vera Wang, and Narciso Rodriguez, and has received several awards from the fashion industry including a 2008 CFDA for Accessory Designer of the Year, 2007 Accessory Brand Launch of the Year from Accessories Council of Excellence, and 2005 Rising Star Award from Fashion Group International. Inspired by her experiences as a business owner and working mother, Ms. Burch launched the Tory Burch Foundation in 2009. The Tory Burch Foundation supports the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs and their families in the U.S. through microfinance and mentorship. She has three children.

    Khalil Gibran Muhammad, PhD, a native of Chicago’s South Side, is the Director of the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, the New York Public Library. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Economics in 1993. After working at Deloitte & Touche LLP, he received his Ph.D. in American History from Rutgers University in 2004, specializing in 20th-century U.S. and African-American history. He spent two years as an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonprofit criminal justice reform agency in New York City, before joining the faculty of Indiana University. He is the award-winning author of, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America. He has been an Associate Editor of the Journal of American History, and is on the Editorial Board of Transition Magazine. A great-grandson of Elijah Muhammad, he has deep roots in Black history. His father is the noted Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times photographer Ozier Muhammad. Dr. Muhammad is married to Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad, and they have three children.

    Thomas K. Whitford is vice chairman of The PNC Financial Services Group, with responsibility for PNC’s technology and operations. He also directs the activities of the company’s regional presidents and corporate communications program. Since joining PNC in 1983, Whitford has held leadership positions in consumer banking, asset management and strategic planning. In 1997, he was named chief executive officer of PNC’s wealth management business. He was named chief risk officer in May 2002 and helped PNC sharpen its strategic focus and integrated coordination of all risk management activities corporate wide. Whitford was named chief administrative officer in May 2007 and his responsibilities were expanded to include corporate communications, operations, human resources, and the company’s regional presidents. Following PNC's acquisition of National City Corporation in December 2008, he was appointed chairman of National City Bank where he successfully led the integration. In February 2009, he was promoted to vice chairman of PNC. He assumed his current role in April 2010. He serves on the boards of directors of Robert Morris University and The Wharton Financial Services Center. Whitford earned his MBA in finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts.

    The Board of Trustees of the Barnes Foundation
    Dr. Bernard C. Watson, Chair
    Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad
    Mr. Joseph Neubauer, Vice Chair
    Ms. Aileen Roberts
    The Honorable Jacqueline F. Allen
    Dr. Neil L. Rudenstine
    Sheldon M. Bonovitz, Esq.
    Mr. Rajiv Savara
    Ms. Tory Burch
    Mr. Donn Scott
    Mr. André V. Duggin
    Dr. Brenda T. Thompson
    Stephen J. Harmelin, Esq
    Thomas K. Whitford
    Dr. Ernest C. Levister, Jr.

    About the Barnes Foundation
    The Barnes Foundation was established by Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to "promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture." The Barnes holds one of the finest collections of post-impressionist and early modern paintings, with extensive holdings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau, Amedeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutine and Giorgio de Chirico, as well as American masters Charles Demuth, William Glackens, Horace Pippin, and Maurice Prendergast, and old master paintings, important examples of African sculpture and Native American ceramics, jewelry and textiles, American paintings and decorative arts, and antiquities from the Mediterranean region and Asia.

    The Barnes Foundation's Art and Aesthetics programs engage a diverse array of audiences. These programs, occurring on-site, online, and in Philadelphia communities, advance the mission through progressive, experimental, and interdisciplinary teaching and learning.

    In May 2012, the Barnes Foundation opened a new facility on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. The Philadelphia campus is home to the Foundation’s world-famous art collection and will be the site of a new series of exhibitions in its Aileen and Brian Roberts Gallery.

    Currently on view through March 18, 2013 is Ensemble: Albert C. Barnes and the Experiment in Education, an exhibition drawing on the Foundation’s rich archives and non-Gallery collections to chart Dr. Barnes’s friendships, collaborations, and discourse with artists, philosophers, educators, collectors and dealers.

    The Barnes Arboretum, located at the Merion campus, contains more than 2,000 species/varieties of trees and woody plants, many of them rare. Founded in the 1880s by Joseph Lapsley Wilson and subsequently expanded under the direction of Laura L. Barnes, the collection includes a fern-leaf beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Laciniata'), a dove tree (Davidia involucrata), a monkey-puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana), and a redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). Other important plant collections include lilacs, peonies, Stewartias, and magnolias. Inaugurated in 1940 by Mrs. Barnes, the Horticulture School at the Barnes Foundation in Merion offers a comprehensive, three-year certificate course of study in the botanical sciences, horticultural practices, garden aesthetics, and design through a well-grounded, scientific learning experience. The Barnes Foundation Archives are also located at the Merion campus.

    Contact
    The Barnes Foundation
    Andrew Stewart, Director of Public Relations
    Jan Rothschild, Senior Vice President for Communications
    Online Press Office: http://press.barnesfoundation.org

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    "Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery,"


    January 2013 - Works by prominent and emerging African American artists from the late 19th century to today will be presented in "Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery," an exhibition that looks at the ever shifting intersections and crossroads of aesthetics and belief. Themes that recur throughout "Ashe to Amen" include creation, revelation, faith, liberation, and identity.

    Curated by Leslie King-Hammond, Ph.D. and organized by the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City, the exhibition be on view from February 15 to May 26, 2013. Later this year, it will travel to to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture in Baltimore, Maryland (June – September 2013) and to the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee (October 2013 – January 2014).

    Contact Info:
    Andrew Decker
    (212) 222-4688
    decker06@gmail.com

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  43. Colored Frames ...
    Colored Frames reflects on the last 50 years in African-American art by exploring the influences, inspirations and experiences of black artists. Beginning at the height of the Civil Rights Era and leading up to the present.
    http://coloredframes.com/

  44. Corey Barksdal ...
    CoreyBarksdale.com has received visitors from various countries throughout the world. Please take the time to enjoy the unique art of this truly gifted American Artist.
    http://www.coreybarksdale.com/

  45. Crazy Black Lady Designs ...
    Handcrafted AfroCentric face pins and other fine wearable art. I make AfroCentric face pins/magnets and other wearable art primarily from polymer clay and fabric.
    http://www.crazyblackladydesigns.com/

  46. Cush City ...
    World's largest African-American selections of books, videos, art prints, toys, software, calendars & more!
    http://www.cushcity.com/

  47. Damali Ayo ...
    Conceptual art and performance engaging social issues through installation and assemblage.
    http://www.damaliayo.com

  48. Darius White ...
    African American themes of the 21st century. Original and renditional artistic drawings— thought provoking Prints by request. Photoprints and Giclées are available by custom order.
    http://DARIUSART.VZE.COM

  49. D'Azi Productions ...
    An outstanding selection of motivational poster art, with emphasis on the African–American cultural experience.
    http://www.daziproductions.com/

  50. Designs For Better Giving ...
    African American greeting Cards, Black and other ethnic art cards and gifts, journals, address books, Kwanzaa items.
    http://www.dfbgcards.com/

  51. Diego Rivera ...
    Diego Rivera Web Museum, the first web art gallery featuring his art, life and works.
    http://www.diegorivera.com/index.php

  52. Ebony Graphics ...
    The largest store devoted exclusively to African-American art.
    http://www.ebonygraphics.com/

  53. Edmonia Lewis ...
    Was the first African American and Native American woman to gain fame and recognition as a sculptor. 1845-1911
    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aaworld/arts/lewis.html

  54. Eric McRay ...
    Visual artist who has been exhibiting his work in North Carolina for nearly twenty years.
    http://www.mcraystudios.com/

  55. Eugene Thomas ...
    Eugene Thomas 2-D Visual Artist,Children of Rwanda,against the wind,acrylics on canvas African American, floral and musical paintings, limited edition prints and note cards.
    http://www.eugenethomas.com/

  56. Eunique-Chic ...
    Unique Chic Women's & Children's Contemporary Clothing, Mud Cloth, Kente Cloth, African Prints & Textiles.
    http://www.euniquechic.com/

  57. Faith Ringgold ...
    Web Site of Artist and Author Faith Ringold.
    http://www.faithringgold.com/

  58. Fine Art and Graphics ...
    Fine art and graphics offers original fine art, limited edition prints, art posters, design and web services, featuring the contemporary paintings and mixed media creations of artist Lloyd DeBerry and a full line of african american and contemporary black art for the home, office, studio or museum.
    http://www.fineartandgraphics.com/

  59. Fine Art By Jane ...
    The very best in African American art.
    http://www.fineartbyjane.com/

  60. Frechelle Tesla ...
    African American mixed media art work.
    http://frechelletesla.artistwebsites.com/

  61. Gallery Chuma ...
    African American ,art, gallery, Gullah art, Jonathan Green, John Jones, Original art, original lithographs.
    http://www.gallerychuma.com/

  62. George Herriman ...
    African-American Writer and Illustrator. 1880-1944
    http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/herriman_george.html

  63. George Lenoir ...
    Introducing the artwork of George Lenoir. He produces urban fine art in the form of funky jazz paintings, abstract colorful imagery, decorative still lifes, oriental Kanji, and Christian religious works.
    http://www.lenoirdesigns.com/

  64. Gomillion2 ...
    Gomillion2 website.
    http://www.thgomillion.com/

  65. Gwendolyn E. Redfern ...
    fabulous fine art by Gwendolyn E. Redfern. the igallery has pottery, paintings, mixed media, & collages.
    http://www.redfernfineart.com/

  66. Harriet Powers ...
    Was an African American slave folk artist and quilt maker from rural Georgia, United States. 1837-1911
    http://www.earlywomenmasters.net/powers/index.html

  67. Herman Bigham and Associates ...
    Herman Bigham and Associates (HBA) is a grassroots, self-motivated, passionate collective of African Cultural Arts preservers and presenters.
    http://www.africanarthba.com

  68. Holyfield Studio ...
    Producer and distributor of African-American fine art prints and originals by John Holyfield.
    http://www.holyfieldstudio.com

  69. House of Art ...
    Features todays hottest emerging, mid-career and established artist.
    http://www.nychouseofart.com/

  70. Hugeaux ...
    Father of the art style ARTE MECCO. An educational exploration of the Fine Arts and Photography. Hugeaux, an African American contribution to the Fine Arts, through the Humanities.
    http://www.Hugeaux.com

  71. Hulis Mavruk ...
    Founded in 1973, by Hulis Mavruk, a nationally recognized painter, H&M Art Gallery offers a large selection of framed and unframed African American art.
    http://www.hmgallery.com/

  72. Infinite Art Tees ...
    Uniquely beautiful Natural Hair, Black Pride & History Tees featuring the original artwork of black, female artist, NZinga Dee. Infinite is also one of the few t shirt companies that features artwork of natural haired full-figured sistahs. NZinga is also a freelance artist and offers custom digital illustrations for both business & personal customers.
    http://www.infinitearttees.com/

  73. Jacob Lawrence ...
    Jacob Lawrence: Exploring Stories.
    http://www.whitney.org/jacoblawrence/

  74. James Loveless ...
    Largest selection of black art prints, african american art prints, framed art, portrait artist and murals.
    http://www.jamesloveless.com/

  75. Jean Michel Basquiat ...
    Artist Jean Michel Basquiat information.
    http://www.english.emory.edu/Bahri/Basquiat.html

  76. Jide Ojo |Afro Fine Arts ...
    Jide Ojo is a Nigerian-born American artist, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He holds a doctorate in Art and Art Education, and exhibits frequently in the New York City area and elsewhere.
    http://www.afrofinearts.com/

  77. Jimi Claybrooks ...
    Jimi Claybrooks, Art, Religious, Adventist, Oakwood, Noah, The Flood, Ark.
    http://www.jimiclaybrooks.com/

  78. Jonathan Knight ...
    Jonathan Knight Painting and Prints of Fine Art, Watercolor Painter, Kansas City Artist.
    http://www.jmknight.com/

  79. Kara Walker ...
    Artist Kara Walker information.
    http://www.gregkucera.com/walker.htm

  80. Katie's Hallmark ...
    Offers online shopping exclusively for African-American collectibles and gifts.
    http://www.katieshallmark.com

  81. Kevin A. Williams ...
    His collection of 50 lithograph prints – created under the “WAK Artistry” signature – is the most widely circulated urban fine arts series in the nation.
    http://www.wak-art.com/artist.htm

  82. Kimmy Cantrell ...
    Kimmy Cantrell Fine Art.
    http://www.kimart.com/

  83. Launa ...
    Poetry Art - The Art of Launa.
    http://www.poetryart.net/

  84. Lion's Pride ...
    A collection of art, poetry and photographs by David The Lion.
    http://poetixart.50megs.com/index.html

  85. Louise's Daughter ...
    Louise's Daughter - Cheryl Louise Olney - Artist - Mixed media - sculpture, jewelry, wall pieces.
    http://www.louisesdaughter.com/index.htm

  86. L & S Video African American Artists Series ...
    Award-winning videos, Romare Bearden, Emma Amos, Benny Andrews, Elizabeth Catlett, narrated/hosted by Wynton Marsalis.
    http://www.landsvideo.com/

  87. Mari Hall Designs - Thoroughly Modern ...
    Many years of painting with abandon in color. Many years of tangling with digital until the beauty of digital became tantalizing. Thoroughly Modern Designs in Digital by Mari Hall.
    http://marihalldesigns.webnode.com/

  88. Maruva DQ Inc. ...
    Giclee prints, Marcella Hayes Muhammad.
    http://www.maruvadq.com/

  89. Matyo Creations ...
    My style of painting involves a combination of many different approaches, ranging from mix medium using recycled acrylic paint chips peeled from my palette board to surrealism.
    http://matyocreations.itgo.com/

  90. Maurice Evans ...
    The Art of Maurice Evans.
    http://www.mauriceevansart.com/

  91. Maya Smith ...
    My website is a description of my life as an artist and of my artwork, which includes paintings in oil and acrylic and batiks of predominantly black and Hispanic subjects.
    http://mayasmith.com/

  92. Medalia ...
    Premier internet source for Haitian art since 1996.
    http://www.medalia.net/

  93. Michael Anthony Brown ...
    Fne art gallery website.
    http://www.michaelanthonybrown.com

  94. Monica Tookes ...
    Monica Tookes new beginnings.
    http://www.monicatookes.com/

  95. National Black Arts Festival ...
    NBAF’s mission is to develop, expose and educate audiences to the arts and culture of the African Diaspora and to provide diverse opportunities for artistic and creative expression.
    http://www.nbaf.org

  96. Negroartist.com ...
    The primary aim of this website is to encourage research activity on people of African descent and to provide information to the study of the African Diaspora.
    http://negroartist.com/

  97. NJLivingColor.org ...
    An exciting place to experience black arts, history & culture. Sponsored by the New Jersey Black Cultural & Heritage Initiative Foundation.
    http://njlivingcolor.org/home

  98. NYC Harlem Photo Gallery ...
    Photos, Lenox Avenue, Sylvia's, Apollo Theater, Foxy Brown, Harlem homes, Broadway subway.
    http://www.readio.com/nywindowgallery/harlem/harlem1.html

  99. Ocean Morisset Photography ...
    Fine Art Male Nude Photography.
    http://www.musecube.com/nycphotographer/

  100. October Gallery ...
    October Gallery is Celebrating 23 Years in the African American Art Industry and has operated a physical art gallery in Philadelphia, PA since 1985. We deliver magic and romance to the art experience.
    http://www.octobergallery.com

  101. Painted Threads ...
    One of a kind fabric art.
    http://www.paintedthreads.com/

  102. Paul Goodnight ...
    You've landed on the virtual gallery of Paul Goodnight.
    http://www.colorcircle.com/

  103. Pencilmania ...
    Pencilmania contains the artwork of artist Jimi Fardan which includes drawings, paintings, pen and inks of his originals and prints, photographs and also silk screened apparel.
    http://www.pencilmania.net/

  104. Perry Milou ...
    Perry Milou- pop art, patriotic and impressionalist paintings.
    http://www.perrymilou.com/

  105. Prophet ART ...
    Artist Miya Bailey has been tattooing for over 10 years. To soulful large scale paintings, to graphic design, and illustration he does it all.
    http://www.prophetart.com/

  106. Purvis Young ...
    The official website of self-taught urban artist Purvis Young; Urban Expressionist artist from Miami's inner-city Overtown.
    http://www.purvisyoung.com/

  107. QuiltEthnic.com ...
    Quilting and/or fiber related art, craft and textile traditions of diverse ethnic groups from contemporary, traditional and/or historical perspectives.
    http://www.quiltethnic.com/

  108. Radcliffe Bailey ...
    Radcliffe Bailey's Solomon Projects.
    http://www.solomonprojects.com/artistpage/bailey/index.html

  109. Rayhart >...
    Works of Rayhart.
    http://yellomagicblu.tripod.com/

  110. Return To Glory ...
    Huge Ancient Egyptian Photo Gallery, African Art.
    http://www.freemaninstitute.com/RTGhistory.htm

  111. Robert Laurie ...
    On this website I'll introduce my artwork and highlight my body of work.
    http://www.rwlaurie.com/

  112. Robert Scott Duncanson ...
    Was a major figure in the mid-19th century group of Ohio River Valley landscape painters.1821-1872
    http://www.tfaoi.com/aa/6aa/6aa341.htm

  113. Roederick Vines ...
    The ultimate art and design.
    http://www.vinesart.com/catalog/index.php

  114. Romare Bearden Foundation ...
    A wide range of resources and information on the art and life of preeminent African-American artist Romare Bearden.
    http://www.beardenfoundation.org/index2.shtml

  115. Ron Anderson Studio ...
    Artwork by Ohio artist Ron Anderson. Original oil paintings including landscapes, portraits and figurative art. Fine Art for sale. For interior collections in Corporate and Personal art settings.
    http://www.ronandersonstudio.com

  116. R-tistic Designs ...
    Sharon Grier, as a graphic designer with a fashion background. Her love for the arts has been unleashed through fiber and mixed media.
    http://www.r-tisticdesigns.com/ArtGallery.htm

  117. Sabree's Gallery of the Arts ...
    Original Gullah/Black art by Sabree. Enjoy her bold-colorful visual story growing up in the Gullah culture with 15 brothers and sisters.
    http://www.sabreesgallery.com/

  118. Scott Robinson designs, Inc. ...
    Scott Robinson designs, Inc. is an On-line Art Gallery that specializes in Contemporary African American Art.
    http://www.scottrdesigns.com/

  119. Sharonb.net ...
    A collection of my graphic and digital artwork, siggie tags, design tutorials, poetry, short stories, and my latest book releases.
    http://www.sharonb.net/

  120. Souleo Enterprises, LLC ...
    Souleo Enterprises, LLC is the umbrella company that creates and produces entertaining and informative events, media and artistic projects by founder, Souleo.
    http://souleouniverse.com/

  121. Soulful Art ...
    African American fine art gallery specializing in themed African American art, offering an extensive collection of un-framed African American prints, figurines, and book organizers by popular African American artists.
    http://www.soulfulartonline.com

  122. Stephan Earl ...
    Digital Photography and Photographic Art by Stephan Earl featuring landscapes, music, erotic art, fotos de Guatemala and more.
    http://www.searlstudio.com/

  123. Synthia Saint James >...
    Ms. Saint James is available for commissioned artworks, Keynote speaking engagements and media interviews.
    http://www.synthiasaintjames.com/

  124. Tania Becker ...
    Tania Becker - mixed media artist - Atlanta GA.
    http://taniabecker.com/

  125. The Art Of Yoni ...
    Hello, my name is Yoni. I'm a self taught artist based in Coventry, UK. I've been expressing my feelings through my art for 10 yrs. Please visit my gallery.
    http://www.theartofyoni.com/

  126. The Black Artist Collective ...
    A network of visual Artists of the African Diaspora that updates members on, events, commissions, forums, est. We also have an extensive collection of online galleries of current and past artists. We invite visitors to enjoy art 24 hours a day!
    http://bacnetwork.ning.com

  127. The Collection Shop ...
    Retailer of limited edition Black art & collectibles.
    http://www.thecollectionshop.com

  128. The Paintings of Ken Joslin ...
    The Official Ken Joslin Online Blog. Quality Affordable Original African American Art for sale. Buy fine art paintings direct from the artist. Free U.S.A. Shipping!!
    http://artbyken.blogspot.com/

  129. The Pairabirds ...
    Retro and Contemporary Art by Illustrator Tabitha Bianca Brown.
    http://www.thepairabirds.com/

  130. The World Art >...
    The official Charles Bibb website.
    http://www.theworldart.com

  131. ThingsGraphics.com ...
    Things Graphics has carries over 100 artists and their various products including calendars, magnets note cards, music boxes and much more.
    http://www.thingsgraphics.com/

  132. Thomas Blackshear Ebony Visions ...
    The entire Ebony Visions collection is in stock both new releases of ebony visions and retired ebony visions from Thomas Blackshear.
    http://www.thecollectionshop.com/

  133. Throws-of-Art-Gallery.com ...
    Large selection of great cotton home decor and gifts items. Our throw blankets, wall hangings, tote bags and pillows are all USA made. Fast Free shipping.">
    http://www.throws-of-art-gallery.com/servlet/StoreFront

  134. Toni L. Taylor ...
    The Visionary Art of Toni L. Taylor.
    http://www.tltart.com/

  135. True African Art ...
    Black African art paintings online gallery of 400 original artworks by 40 African artists. Based near New York City, we are African owned and operated and ship worldwide.
    http://www.trueafricanart.com/

  136. Ty Wilson ...
    Ty Wilson is a contemporary artist living in New York City. His cake toppers, wedding accessories, prints, posters, serigraphs, and line art have been met with critical acclaim.
    http://www.tywilson.com/

  137. Wadsworth A. Jarrell, Sr. ...
    Jarrell's work has been shown at numerous places including: the Smithsonian International Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and at festivals and exhibitions in Nigeria, Germany, Sweden, France, Haiti and Martinique.
    http://www.thehistorymakers.com

  138. William Edouard Scott ...
    African-American Painter. 1884-1964
    http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/scott_william_edouard.html

  139. Without Sanctuary Lynching Photography in America ...
    James Allen's, collection, photos, postcards, lynched individuals.
    http://www.withoutsanctuary.org/

  140. Yvette Watson Fine Art ...
    A native of Newark, NJ, Ms. Watson earned her BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and is a professional Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Fine Artist. Her work has appeared in: Time-Life Books, Time-Life for Children, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, Emerge Magazine, YSB Magazine, Black Entertainment Television's Annual Report, PBS' Agenda and The Wall Street Journal's National Business Employment Weekly.
    http://www.yvettewatsonfineart.com/


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