Posts Tagged ‘African American artists’


One of my favorite New Yorker covers to date, and an uplifting sight to pull from my mailbox at the end of the day. The artist is Kadir Nelson and you can read more about him, and the story behind the painting, on his website: http://www.kadirnelson.com/about

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Three seasons viewed through one rippled window. These were the three images selected for the upcoming Riverside Gallery annual exhibit, African American Artists – Passion for a Lifetime.  The exhibit opens with a reception on Sunday, November 8th, 3:00-5:00 PM, and will close January 24th.  FYI, each print (11 x 14) is separately framed (16 x 20).

The Riverside Gallery is located in the Cambridge Community Center at 5 Callender St., Cambridge, MA.  Hope you’re able to attend and spread the word to friends and family in the area. Take care!

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… it was this photo of sunlit branches by the Charles River that was selected by the jurors. 😉 A framed print will be appearing in the Riverside Gallery’s 3rd Annual Juried exhibit, “African American Artists – Passion for a Lifetime – 2014”.  I hope  if you’re in the area you’ll drop by the opening reception on Sunday, October 26th, 3-5 PM.   I’ve seen some of the other selected works and it is a beautiful and stunning mix of media and themes.  The show will run through January 2015.

Other artists in this show include:

  • Karen Eutemey – mixed media & watercolor images, to influence viewers’ way of looking at the world
  • Pam Goncalves – printmaking and mixed media with textures, found objects, clay, fiber
  • Cedric Harper – paint on wood with manipulation of language symbols and dreams, on totems & panels
  • Derrick Jackson – photographic images from western national parks of wild western solitude
  • Charles Janey – black & white photography of urban subjects and settings
  • Catherine Joseph – fused glass with a color and design orientation, focused on manipulation & composition
  • John Keys – photography revealing the wonder and spectacle of beauty in seemingly ordinary moments
  • Annette McCarty – drawing & painting with a figurative focus and an eclectic composition technique
  • Camille Musser – acrylic & oil painting focusing on Caribbean people, landscape, and issues
  • Jamal Thorne – visualizations of the African American male experience in contemporary social culture
  • Marquette Welch – photography & voices making a space for inner city youth to speak and be heard
  • Taryn Wells – graphite drawings exploring the place of a multiracial individual in the world of racial identity

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