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We Honor and Celebrate African American Artists at ArtPrize 2012
By George Bayard III
It is that time of year again. The annual ArtPrize competition is in full swing. ArtPrize, in it’s forth year, brings together 1,517 artists and performers from around the world to Grand Rapids to compete for the [...]
Interview by ANDREW GOLDMAN
Published: September 21, 2012
You once wrote that Michael Jackson stopped working with you because he felt threatened by the credit you were getting for his music. Considering he was never able to repeat the success he had with “Off the Wall,” “Thriller” and “Bad,” how much credit do you deserve?
Well, What [...]
Revolutionary ART Presents: Say it Loud!: Supporting Black & Brown Artists in Michigan
Doors at 6:00pm, 18+, $3 suggested donation
All proceeds will go to Heartside Art Gallery http://www.facebook.com/HeartsideGalleryAndStudio
Networking & Dialogue begins at 6:00pm Ends at 8:00pm
Hosted by Rev ART Founders: Johannah Jelks & Georgia Taylor
Music will Be Provided By- Michigan Black Expo URBRadio
Rev art Break out [...]
Sometimes an artist captures the imagination by creating art like no other. Willard Wigan is one of those artists. When I first saw his work, frankly I couldn’t believe my eyes. Actually that was because I couldn’t see his work with my naked eye. His work is created under the view of a microscope with [...]
Emberly Vick, otherwise known as Emberly “The Writer,” admits that she passively ignored relentless urges to write for years. Still, whether explaining a concept or conceptualizing herself, she was clearly ordained to write at an early age.
Excelling in state writing tests in elementary, “TheWriter” never considered writing, not even as a hobby, until college. After [...]
Against the backdrop of the Civil Rights and the Black Arts Movement, the Weusi Artists, a group of Harlem based artists who came together during the early 1960’s to promote African and African American culture through the visual arts. Although Harlem had a long legacy of great artists, across all disciplines, those who held the [...]
In just a few short years, SuperDre has brought her unique sound and contagious stage energy to packed dance floors and events across the nation.
Releasing her funky, minimal techno sound on her boutique label, Bass Candi, SuperDre thrives in the live environment delivering most of her sets on turntables along with midi controllers, an art [...]
I first met Joe Norman in the 1990s at the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta. He had an exhibit of prints and paintings on display at a shopping mall near the city. Then the NBAF had site venues around Atlanta and most of the artists were assigned this somewhat out of the way location. [...]
A client recently brought me a damaged photograph by Dawoud Bey. I told him that although the work was damaged, he still had a quite valuable print. We started looking into the career of Dawoud and found that he was exhibiting in Chicago. I was familiar with his name and some of his work because [...]
By : Alexandra Zawia
At the Locarno Film Festival to pick up the Golden Leopard Honor Award, the singer and actor also talks about his fears of a Fourth Reich and why Mitt Romney shouldn’t be president.
Harry Belafonte, at 85, is as active and activist as ever. At the Locarno Film Festival, despite walking with [...]