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. https://videopress.com/v/82as47Kg?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&autoPlay=true&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&playsinline=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true I love the scale of these paintings - they're quite massive. Bottom line, Derrick … Continue reading Derrick Adams: LOOKS
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
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
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 … Continue reading Umojah Nation at Chalkfest 2017!
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 … Continue reading A Day with Jerry Pinkney
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 … Continue reading Senufo Tradition