Category: Popular Posts

Visual arts to dominate National Black Arts Festival’s opening weekend

Visual arts to dominate National Black Arts Festival’s opening weekend

The National Black Arts Festival officially launches July 7, but most of the performances fall over the closing July 15-17 weekend at Centennial Olympic Park, other downtown sites and at Midtown’s Woodruff Arts Center....

Notre Dame Culture Center Approved

Notre Dame Culture Center Approved

The South Bend Redevelopment Commission has approved a plan to turn the Hansel Center on the city’s west side into the University of Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture. The university says the...

Sol Sax at The Why Emcee Ay!

Sol Sax at The Why Emcee Ay!

Right now, through the end of June, the Bedford YMCA is not just a place to work out and stretch your body. Now, the Y is featuring an art exhibit that gives you a...

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art plans a ‘jazzy’ summer

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art plans a ‘jazzy’ summer

Bye-bye, Andy Warhol. Sayonara, Jun Kaneko. Farewell, Richmond Barthé and Helene Fielder. The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art (www.georgeohr.org) set the bar awfully high with its opening exhibits, which until recently occupied the galleries since...

High begins exhibit from Atlanta-based artist

High begins exhibit from Atlanta-based artist

Atlanta-based artist Radcliffe Bailey will be exhibiting 37 works including paintings, sculptures, mixed media, photos on metal and others at the High Museum of Art through September 11. Bailey is a renouned African American...

MODERN SLAVE

MODERN SLAVE

JD Dragan has been photographing men of color for more than 30 years. This Friday, June 24, his new exhibition “Modern Slave” opens at Philly’s AxD Gallery with an artist’s reception (5-8 p.m.). His...

August Wilson Center shifting focus to local artists

August Wilson Center shifting focus to local artists

By Sara Bauknecht, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The August Wilson Center for African American Culture will shift from focusing on presenting out-of-town artists to producing more of its own programming next season in an attempt to...

Dayton Art Institute Director Janice Driesbach to Retire, Interim Director Appointed

Dayton Art Institute Director Janice Driesbach to Retire, Interim Director Appointed

The Dayton Art Institute’s (DAI) Director and CEO, Janice Driesbach, announced that she will retire at the end of July. Driesbach, who was hired in November 2007 and began her tenure in January 2008,...

Prolific East-side teen has an eye for art

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...

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

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,”...

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

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,...

Montclair Art Museum publications win graphic design awards

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:...

Borrowed works of art

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...