Prolific East-side teen has an eye for art

East-sider Jama Clayton has found that painting and drawing human portraits brings her joy and helps her explore her African-American heritage. Jama, 17, lives with her mother, Vicki Clayton. The busy teen checks her worries at the door when she picks up a sketch pad. “Drawing calms me down and gives me time to think,” …

Explore the quintessence of American contemporary art from New York Dada to pop art and postmodernism at “The American Art: Masterpie

By Kwon Mee-yoo Explore the quintessence of American contemporary art from New York Dada to pop art and postmodernism at “The American Art: Masterpieces of Everyday Life from the Whitney Museum of American Art,” which is underway at the National Museum of Art in Deoksugung, a branch of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea …

Todd Bridges, Sugar Ray to Attend Leimert Village Park Book Fair

*The fifth annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair (LPVBF) will take place in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Leimert Park on the Vision Theatre Back lot, located at 43rd Street and Degnan Boulevard. A mix of authors, scholars, poets, spoken-word artists, entertainment and television personalities will be …

Montclair Art Museum publications win graphic design awards

Last month, Graphic Design USA, a monthly news and information magazine for and about the professional design community, honored the Montclair Art Museum with American Inhouse Design Awards for excellence for two recent publications: “Inspiring Greatness: The Story of the Julius Rosenwald Fund” and the Andy Warhol Factory Party invitation. Both pieces were designed by …

Borrowed works of art

Art is meant to be enjoyed, not stored away. That was the thinking behind Electrolux and Fifth Third Bank’s decision to loan nearly 140 works by Carolinas artists to area nonprofits. One of the biggest exhibitions will be on public display at CMC-Pineville. One of the most distinctive pieces is Tom Stanley’s “en route to …