Umojah Nation at Chalkfest 2017!

Once again the Umojah Nation crew came to Cleveland in style!  This time it was Chalk Fest 2017.  It was an all day performance - literally morning to evening, with a few breaks in between.  And as always, the Cleveland Museum of Art hosted a great event.  Like Pops asked when he visited the Museum [...]

A Day with Jerry Pinkney

I had the honor of picking up author/illustrator Jerry Pinkey from the Hopkins International Airport for a visit and lecture at my Cuyahoga County Public Library -  Warrensville Heights Branch.  He jumped in the vehicle and we instantly began a great conversation about our art inspirations, community, and family among other things.  We hopped on [...]

Senufo Tradition

According to Wikipedia, the Senufo are "an ethnolinguistic group composed of diverse sub-groups of Gur-speaking people living in an area spanning from southern Mali and the extreme western corner of Burkina Fosa to Katiola in Côte d vour." Ever seen a sculpture similar to this?? More than likely it belongs to the family of what [...]