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E. Isis Adewale is On The Move

My Name is… Eniafe Isis Adewale

You are reading about me because… because our stories, often ordinary in our eyes, may be extraordinary inspirations to someone else. This is some of my story.

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Price of African American art work growing dramatically

The price tag of African American artists work is growing dramatically. Thom Pegg owns the Tyler Fine Arts gallery at Skinker and Forest Park. For the past five years, Thom has been busy collecting African American art. There are roughly three-dozen works in his collection. It includes three sculptures by St. Louisan Houston Chandler.

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Al Sharpton seeks support for Black culture and art district in Baltimore

The Rev. Al Sharpton dropped by Baltimore on Monday to seek support for a fledgling plan to create a new arts district in the city to honor African-American cultural achievements.

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The WWAF Presents: Sketch, Paint or Draw…Blood (An Art Battle)


Spotted on Roundup Russy’s Blog

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The ALT: Have you seen this before?

Lost and Found

Enerro from Greedmont Park just happened to come upon this image on the internet. I stared at it for a long time—afraid and amazed. I’d like to see more. Enerro does not know exactly where it came from. So I ask you, have you seen this artist’s work before? If so, tell us more.

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Carroll Harris Simms, TSU professor and sculptor, dies at 85

Carroll Harris Simms, an artist, author, professor and key figure in shaping Texas Southern University’s art department, died Monday after a long illness. He was 85.

Simms joined the TSU faculty in 1950 and taught sculpture and ceramics until retiring in 1987. Along with art department founder John Biggers, who arrived in 1949, Simms “built that department from the ground up,” said Alvia Wardlaw, director and curator of TSU’s University Museum. “It was a challenge, but they also had a great freedom, because they could create exactly the kinds of programs they wanted.”

“Dr. Biggers once said, ‘If you can get through Simms, you can get through anything,’” said Sifuentes, who teaches art at TSU. Still, “(Simms’) laugh could be heard throughout the whole department.”

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Pencil Art – Young Black and Talented


This brother goes by the name of “R.I.P. Jerry LaVigne Jr. 1984 – Present”. Check out his gift: