Day: May 13, 2014

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST: KEITH HARING

May 13, 2014 Hello and good morning everyone. I hope y’all had a nice and great weekend. I’d already had it set to post this month’s artist, but I’ve pushed that for June. This artist and activist, Keith Haring is May’s Spotlight Artist. His birthday was May 4, which means he would’ve been 56. I’ve seen his work growing up, but I couldn’t place the person responsible. What I like about it was the way Haring created and pieced his work. Not only was it bold and colorful, but they all had a message. That’s what caught my attention. His works expressed the concepts of war, sexuality, birth, death and was part of the New York City street culture of the 1980s. His interest in drawing stemmed from an early age from his father, who was an amateur cartoonist. He attended the Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh to study commercial art, but soon he dropped out, due to his fading interest. He continued to work and study on his own and in 1978 …