Artist and Master Printmaker to host conversation on collecting
Curlee Raven Holton
The inaugural Black Fine Art Fair of Ohio will be held November 11 -14 at 345 E. Fifth Ave. in Columbus. The Fair, hosted by KBK Foundation and Golden Galleries, is the first of a series of planned national Black art fairs. The show will feature works by recognized Black masters, as well as works by contemporary Black artists. The Ohio State University – Office ofDiversity & Inclusion is the strategic partner for the Columbus Fair. The Black Fine Art Fair is free to attendees. Special guest for the event will be Curlee Raven Holton who will be part of a conversation about developing your art portfolio and considerations for the proper dispensation of your art works.
Holton, an Ohio native son, wears many hats. He is a retired professor from Lafayette College; Founder of Raven Fine Art Editions, for which he makes prints of artworks by David Driskell, Willie Cole, Faith Ringgold, Danny Simmons and others; and served as Executive Director of the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at University of Maryland, College Park.
Artist /Master Printmaker Holton’s creative practice affirms his raison d’etre. His under- standing of what it means to be an agent of contemplation, spirit, intellect and skill is clearly revealed in his imaginative work and in his ability to articulate both content and subject matter to the viewer. His expert skills as painter and printmaker pair to intro- duce new ways of seeing for visual audiences. As a seasoned professional and mentor, he has exhibited internationally for more than 35 years and engaged a wide range of creative aspirants.