Category: Art Education

Kimora Lee Simmons, Baby Phat Part Ways….

Kimora Lee Simmons, Baby Phat Part Ways….

It’s official: Kimora Lee Simmons has parted ways with Baby Phat, a fashion line that she launched with her ex-husband Russell Simmons. Late last week, the former model broke news to her Twitter followers...

Barbara Jones-Hogu and the Philosophy of AfriCOBRA

Barbara Jones-Hogu and the Philosophy of AfriCOBRA

Barbara Jones-Hogu is currently getting a Master’s in film, and plans to create documentaries about the work of artists. But her history won’t let her be — she was one of the founders (and...

Leroy Campbell Artwork…

Leroy Campbell Artwork…

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Fine art by, Stacy Brown…

Fine art by, Stacy Brown…

Artist Stacey Brown, currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia offers an eclectic collection of original paintings for the contemporary art lover. Born and reared in Murfreesboro, North Carolina, his artistic journey of discovery began with...

Magic Garden by Romare Bearden

Magic Garden by Romare Bearden

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Romare Bearden Made a World

Romare Bearden Made a World

A startling vision greets visitors to “The Art of Romare Bearden,” the awe-inspiring retrospective at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. At the airy mezzanine entrance to the show, a photograph of...

The Harlem Renaissance: George Schuyler Argues against “Black Art”

The Harlem Renaissance: George Schuyler Argues against “Black Art”

Negro art “made in America” is as non-existent as the widely advertised profundity of Cal Coolidge, the “seven years of progress” of Mayor Hylan, or the reported sophistication of New Yorkers. Negro art there...

ASKIA M. TOURE’, POET, ACTIVIST, AFRICANA STUDIES PIONEER

ASKIA M. TOURE’, POET, ACTIVIST, AFRICANA STUDIES PIONEER

Askia M. Toure’ is one of the pioneers of the Black Arts/Black Aesthetics movementand the Africana Studies movement. Toure’, a modern renaissance man, is also apolitical activist, having served with the Student Non-violent Coordinating...

The Black Arts Movement

The Black Arts Movement

The Black Arts Movement is radically opposed to any concept of the artist that alienates him from his community. Black Art is the aesthetic and spiritual sister of the Black Power concept. As such,...

A Brief Guide to the Black Arts Movement

A Brief Guide to the Black Arts Movement

“Sometimes referred to as ‘the artistic sister of the Black Power Movement,’ the Black Arts Movement stands as the single most controversial moment in the history of African-American literature–possibly in American literature as a...

The Black Arts Movement (BAM)

The Black Arts Movement (BAM)

The Black Arts Movement (BAM) spans the period from the mid 1960’s to the mid 1970’s. If you are looking for a specific author or book from the BAM period, use one of the...

Bay State artist claims P. Diddy stole his work

Bay State artist claims P. Diddy stole his work

In 2006, hip-hop and fashion mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs launched a new cologne with a citrusy scent and risque marketing campaign – ads showed Puffy sitting on a bed with two alluring women...

Design in Motion: The Recycling Truck Project, Philadelphia, PA

Design in Motion: The Recycling Truck Project, Philadelphia, PA

In 2009 and 2010, Artist Desireé Bender and Big Picture students created Design in Motion: The Recycling Truck Project, a city-wide public art and graphic design project produced in collaboration with The Design Center...

Laurence Fishburne’s Daughter: I’ve Always Wanted to Be a Porn Star

Laurence Fishburne’s Daughter: I’ve Always Wanted to Be a Porn Star

Laurence Fishburne’s daughter is speaking out about her controversial decision to enter the entertainment industry by becoming a porn star. “Being in an adult film is not a big deal to me,” Montana Fishburne,...

Trina Talks Leaked ‘Personal’ Photos

Trina Talks Leaked ‘Personal’ Photos

Trina was the victim of theft recently, as the Diamond Princess’ cell phone was stolen and personal pictures she snapped on the device, including nude images, were leaked online. The Miami rapper told MTV...