Daily Archive: April 4, 2012

What is Black Art?

What is Black Art?

Greg Perkins, President and Founder of AAE   Definition and Overview Black art constitutes a very diverse legacy, although many observers have a habit of generalizing what black art is.  We are talking about...

Lois Mailou Jones: An Artist, and a Life, of Color

Lois Mailou Jones: An Artist, and a Life, of Color

As I stated in a previous post about African-American masters, I love me some North Carolina artists… The Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC is currently holding an exhibit for the renowned black...

No African-American senators likely in near future

No African-American senators likely in near future

  By Lisa Desjardins, CNN Radio Senior Correspondent Washington (CNN) – Few might realize it, but Tuesday’s primary elections might have quietly sealed the racial and ethnic makeup of the U.S. Senate for a...

SF Vietnamese American Poetry And Art Festival Takes Place April 28

SF Vietnamese American Poetry And Art Festival Takes Place April 28

By AsianWeek Staff – April 4, 2012Posted in: Art, Arts-Entertainment, News Andrew Lam The Diasporic Vietnamese Artist Network (DVAN) and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) present the Third San Francisco Vietnamese American...

Reflections on the 44th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. King

Reflections on the 44th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. King

Forty-four years ago today, my beloved friend and America’s soul and conscience, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated while standing on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. The night before, April 3rd,...

After Tanner: African-American Artists Since 1940

After Tanner: African-American Artists Since 1940

  Dates: January 28 – April 15, 2012 Location: Annenberg and Tuttleman Galleries, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) was a mentor and role model for younger artists during his lifetime and...

African American Trailblazers in Virginia History Honored

African American Trailblazers in Virginia History Honored

  In observance of African American History Month, the Library of Virginia, in partnership with Capital One Financial Corporation, is honoring eight distinguished Virginians as the 2011 African American Trailblazers in Virginia History for...

African-American art collector Vivian Hewitt recalls how works were found

African-American art collector Vivian Hewitt recalls how works were found

  Art Preview Tuesday, January 18, 2011 By Virginia Linn, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Vivian Davidson Hewitt Vivian Hewitt turns 91 on Feb. 17, but she seemed unfazed last week about leaving her Upper West Side...

“Ultimate Comics Spider-Man” brings multiculturalism to Marvel Comics

“Ultimate Comics Spider-Man” brings multiculturalism to Marvel Comics

As an adolescent superhero of black and Latino origin, Miles Morales strikes a blow for multiculturalism in the pages of Marvel Comics‘ “Ultimate Comics Spider-Man.” And there’s just as much diversity behind those comic-book...

Elizabeth Catlett dies at 96; among 20th century’s top black artists

Elizabeth Catlett dies at 96; among 20th century’s top black artists

By MARY ROURKE AND VALERIE J. NELSON Los Angeles Times Elizabeth Catlett, a sculptor and printmaker who is widely considered one of the most important African-American artists of the 20th century despite having lived...

Sculptor Elizabeth Catlett dies in Mexico

Sculptor Elizabeth Catlett dies in Mexico

  MEXICO CITY—Sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett, a U.S. expatriate renowned for her dignified portrayals of African-American and Mexican women and who was barred from her home country for political activism during the McCarthy...