Derrick Adams: LOOKS

School was out, so Kali and I went back to the Cleveland Museum of Art for another Diasporan display. My artiste of a teenager and I were able to check out LOOKS, the wig inspired/politically driven paintings of Derrick Adams. I love the scale of these paintings - they're quite massive. Bottom line, Derrick … Continue reading Derrick Adams: LOOKS

Kemet in Cleveland – the Kevin “Chill” Heard Tour

Knowledge is power and there's no doubt about it. Learning the facts of the great civilization called Kemet is in itself empowering. Our Brother Kevin "Chill" Heard offers one of the most in-depth tours of the Cleveland Museum of Art "Egyptian" Exhibit around. He is able to decipher hieroglyphs, offer historical counter arguments, provide alternative … Continue reading Kemet in Cleveland – the Kevin “Chill” Heard Tour

My Second Journey to East Africa – pt.1

From LaGuardia to Kilamanjaro.. Early morning! These folks were headed to India - a pretty wild site. Kenya Airways! The Journey begins.. Watching In the Heights - one of many movies! We had to gas up in Uganda. We made it to Arusha! Kilamanjaro Airport COVID Protocols - Annoying.. but necessary. Heading into town - … Continue reading My Second Journey to East Africa – pt.1

Revealing Krishna at the CMA

As always, Kali and I have the best experiences! On this day, it was unusually warm for December so we got out and enjoyed another CMA exhibit entitled Revealing Krishna. The virtual reality experience with narration was awesome, but the story of how "Krishna" made its way to Cleveland was even more amazing. It's a … Continue reading Revealing Krishna at the CMA

The Immersive Van Gogh Experience

This was dope! Van Gogh, crazy as hell - or was he? I can relate, kind of.. Anyway, the Immersive Van Gogh was a fantastic experience. One of a kind. I have to respect all the work a project like this takes! Masterful projectors and painting and curating and graphic design - they completely transformed … Continue reading The Immersive Van Gogh Experience

Buckeye Neighborhood Mural Unveiling

On this special day, the East 128th Street Block Club unveiled a historic mural that was two years in the making, It was NOT an easy process and in fact the challenges often felt insurmountable. But finally, FINALLY, the finished product was completed, installed, unveiled and celebrated. Early morning preparation..