February 9, 2015 Happy Monday, if you love Mondays….Today I have a collection of artists, poets and writers. I decided to mix things up a bit. These chosen seven have each put their stamp in the art world, creating and weaving their own vision. Each of these videos gives a glimpse of what their work is all about. Deborah Willis Zora Neale Hurston Minnie Evans Paul Laurence Dunbar Sam Gilliam Emory Douglas (this is a three-part discussion) Lorna Simpson (three-part discussion) I hope you enjoyed this list of Spotlight talents. Come back this Saturday as we focus on Kara Walker. Be bless and enjoy your Monday! featured image by Sam Gilliam, Last September IV (1973) blindwilliamscommonplace.blogspot.com
June 10, 2014 Hello and good morning Wednesday! We’re in the process of digging into art residencies. For artists, illustrators, art residency is a place where you can just take a break to focus. Get creative juices going. I’ve managed to find eight: 18th Street Art Center Atlantic Center for the Arts Ox-Bow The MacDowell Colony The Wassaic Artist Residency Bemis Center for Contemporary Art The Edward F. Albee Foundation MAK Center Artist and Architects Heading to New York at the end of this month? Lumen Fifth Annual Video & Performance Art Festival is happening on June 28, 2014. Location: Atlantic Salt, 561 Richmond Terrance, SI NY 10301 Saturday, June 28, 2014 7pm – midnight Free (suggest donation $5/door) For more information go to: statenislandarts.org/lumen-2. Come back this Saturday for a look at OxBow Summer Session Open Enrollment. Enjoy your Wednesday and be blessed!