Many years ago, Nellie Ricks, my great-grandmother, sent me on an errand. It landed me at Mrs. Gertrude Ellison’s in southwest Atlanta.
Much of literature centers on the question of identity. In high school English classes across America, students recite Hamlet’s To Be or Not To Be year after year.
A coalition of national arts grantmakers, consisting of Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National YoungArts Foundation, and United States Artists, announces the launch of Artist Relief, which will provide rapid, unrestricted $5,000 relief grants to assist artists facing dire financial emergencies due to the impact of COVID-19;
We stand on the shoulders of giants, real people more god than man who persevere despite unfathomable odds. They put it all on the line for the whole.
A nudge from a high-school teacher got Queens, New York-based artist Khalif Tahir Thompson started in painting, and that encouragement helped open him to new experiences.
Above: We Float In The Cosmos With Amun-Ra, Digital Collage, Photoshop , 24” x 24” “For me, it’s a way of looking at the future, looking at alternate realities with an Afrocentric perspective or point of view.
Above: Ed Clark, The China Series, acrylic on canvas. Black art is more popular than ever, and we now have a new art auction house, Black Art Auction, showcasing some of the best African American artists in the nation that is slated to raise the hammer on May 16, 2020.
Feeling overwhelmed by the unceasing media streams about the COVID-19 pandemic? Need some inspiration? You’re not alone. You have probably watched every programme there is on Netflix and you might have even bought some fun quarantine outfits to help to keep you entertained.
While the Museum is Closed: Our Top Seven List of Online Museums, Galleries, Tours and Videos for your Art Fix by Jeff Nesler
We’ve seen many social posts offering top ten lists of virtual museum tours, a constructive thing to do while you’re social distancing at home—but we thought, what about Sugarcane’s special niche—African diaspora art?