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BLACK ART IN AMERICA™
February 16th - March 25
Black Art In America is pleased to present "Her Voice Sings" and "If Only the Patch Quilt Could Talk", sponsored by The BAIA Foundation. These juxtaposing exhibitions, which run from February 16th to March 25, appropriately intersect with Black History Month and Women's History Month. The exhibits exemplify BAIA's ongoing mission to document, preserve and promote the contributions of the African American Art community.
"Her Voice Sings" is a group exhibit showcasing a range of creative expression of works by women artists. The collection includes paintings, mixed media, textile, sculpture and quilts. Featured works are by artists local to Atlanta and by contemporary emerging and seasoned artists from around the nation.
Featuring works by: K. Joy Peters, Wynter Bell, Honey Pierre, Tonia Mitchell, Wendy Kendrick, Deborah Shedrick, Zoya Toylor, Monica Brown, Tae Jackson, Sachi Rome, Angela Carter and Gwendolyn Aqui-Brooks
"If Only the Patchwork Could Talk" is a Heart Disease Awareness Initiative. What happens when you select 20 women who have experienced a traumatic medical ordeal to sit at the table, share, then create? If Only the Patchwork Could Talk symbolizes the connection of creative expression through art to both the women and the community with a relevant composition of images and words coordinated by Marvel Micheale.
March 4th, 2 - 4pm -- Collecting Contemporary Black Art: An Art Collectors' Talk hosted by Ashley Lee, esq. Ashley is a fine art collector, BAIA patron, and arts advocate
March 11th, 1 - 2:30pm -- Because of Them I Am - A Tribute to My Ancestors: Love, Life and Politics presented by Monda Raquel Webb
The exhibits are free and open to the public during regular business hours. Artworks are available for sale. More information is available at blackartinamerica.com
March 30th - April 29th
Kindred, the highly-anticipated art exhibition featuring the works of two renowned artists, Akinola Taoheed and Kevin Johnson, is set to open at Black Art In America Gallery and Gardens on March 29th. The exhibition, titled “Kindred” aims to highlight the evolution and influence of contemporary black art in the art world today. Kevin Johnson, best known for his vibrant and evocative portraits of black individuals, and Akinola Taoheed, whose work explores the African experience and identity, are making significant contributions to the contemporary art scene. Together, their works will showcase the breadth and depth of black artistry in the 21st century. "Kindred" promises to be a thought-provoking and visually stunning exhibition that will leave visitors with a newfound appreciation for the richness and diversity of black art in America.
Fathers and Father Figures Friday: April 7th, 6:30 - 8p
Join us for a conversation with noted artists Jim Alexander, Jamaal Barber and Kevin Williams for a conversation about the role of Fathers and Father figures in cultivating the artistic talents and freedom of self expression for our children. This conversation will be moderated by Romal Tune, acclaimed author of "I Wish My Dad: The Power of Vulnerable Conversations between Fathers and Sons."
Jim Alexander is recipient of a myriad awards for his Documentary Photograpy. He is identified as a “participant observer”, recognizing the undeniable influence of his mere presence, but pleading allegiance to the role of the spectator. Since acquiring his first camera in 1952, his personal experiences and consumption of Black scholarship and thought has increasingly informed his camera.
Jamaal Barber is an artist, printmaker, and educator from Virginia. Jamaal’s art has been featured on Twitter, the New York Times, Penguin Random House, Black Art in America, and Emory University. Barber is presently a visiting lecturer at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design in Atlanta, GA.
Kevin A. Williams better known by the art moniker WAK, his initials backwards, is an American painter and businessman from Chicago’s Southside. He is one of the most celebrated figurative storytellers of this era. His 50 urban art prints are the most widely circulated African American art prints in the world.
Romal Tune, is a highly sought after international speaker, author, and social impact entrepreneur. He serves as a Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at TMS Global and is the founder of ClereStory Education, a nonprofit that offers workshops and coaching about mental health. Tune is a graduate of Howard University and Duke University School of Divinity. He speaks internationally at conferences addressing topics of inner healing, thriving, and the importance of mental health. He is the author of God’s Graffiti, Love Is an Inside Job and I Wish My Dad.
“I Wish My Dad uses powerful stories that give men the expressive insight we need to be vulnerable. It highlights the importance of naming emotional needs as a man and showing affection as a Father.“ @chefcourtneyhtx