Inspired by the Asian Art Collection at the Cincinnati Art Museum, I conducted a class for teaching artists in the Cincinnati area. With construction paper, we made hand scroll landscapes based on Pu Ru and Wu Zhongxiong‘s work.
This summer, Kennedy Heights Arts Center campers and myself, repainted the Gabriel Place Garden Tool Shed. Based around Gabriel’s Place‘s continual goal, to provide “a SAFE, beautiful, and spiritually NOURISHING place for the Avondale Community to gather into mutual respect to learn, interact, and go out in PEACE”, we designed and executed imagery that supports their mission. Thank you Gabriel’s Place for allowing us to beautify your garden. Continue reading
This June, the Cincinnati Arts Association and Western Hills High School invited me to work with the students of the Western Hills summer art club. We designed and painted two murals on the first floor of the school building. The murals celebrate Western Hills pride with themes based around the graduating seniors, class of 2016. I would like to thank art teacher, Cheri Smith, for organizing the Western Hills students and DAAP assistants in orchestrating the murals timely completion. I would also like to thank former Artworks apprentice Previn Beal and NKU student Evan Shelton for their assistance on the project.
It was an honor to be one of the guest artists who visited the Camp Art Academy at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. On June 30th, the students created mini-murals in response to my mural, Red Hot Blues, on the front lawn of the CCAC. In addition to learning about the work I do as a visual artist, campers also learned about Juan Gris and other Cubist painters that inspired the mural. Continue reading
The exhibit 30 Americans at the Cincinnati Art Museum showcases works by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades. As a companion to this exhibition, the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinnati will present “30 Americans Plus….The Region”—a two part exhibition that will recognize the diverse range of work offered by African American artists from our community.
A special thanks to Aeqai and writer Fran Watson for their insightful review of the 30 American Plus Exhibition at the Phillip M. Meyers Jr. Gallery at the University of Cincinnati.It is an honor to exhibit my work with such great talent. The UC exhibition includes, Ricci Michaels, Anissa Lewis, Thomas R. Phelps,Delora Buford-Buchanan, Brian Joiner, Joyce Phillips Young, Tarrence Corbin, Thom Shaw, Antonio Adams, Carolyn Mazloomi, Kyle E. & Kelly Phelps, Cynthia Lockhart, and Marc Lambert.
The Art Academy of Cincinnati exhibition includes Terence Hammonds, Carla Johnson, Stacey Broadnax, Dhani Jones, Melvin Grier, Jimi Jones, Everage King, Velma Morris, Dale Jackson, Althea Thompson, Jymi Bolden, Courtney Cooper, O’ Leary Bacon, and Kevin Harris. The Art Academy of Cincinnati exhibition will continue through the July 8th and the UC show will continue through July 10th. To read the review in Aeqai click here