Above: Sheena Rose from her Black Obeah Series. During the August 2018, session at the Fountainhead Residency, in Miami, Florida, Sheena Rose and Onajide Shabaka spent a morning in conversation.
Nadia Wolff is currently in a dual enrollment academic program with RISD and Brown University. The artist is focused in Africana Studies at Brown has brought the artist into contact with professors that are helping the artist formulate the intellectual foundation of the artist’s practice.
Above: 2018 YoungArts Winner in Voice Isabel Vera performing at Miami Theater Center. Photo by Jason Koerner. “The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) was established by Lin and Ted Arison to identify and nurture the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts, and to assist them at a critical juncture in their educational and professional development.” “YoungArts has several award programs for artists ages 15-18 or in grads 10-12 from across the US.
Above: James Balo, 12 Heads, mixed media and paint 2017. The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) was established by Lin and Ted Arison to identify and nurture the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts, and to assist them at a critical juncture in their educational and professional development.
Sugarcane Raw: Onajide Shabaka interviews Edouard Duval Carrié about Visionary Aponte: Black Art and Freedom
Above: Jublio de Aponte by José Bedia. Visionary Aponte: Black Art and Freedom opened at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami, from December 8-2017-January 20, 2018, and will travel to New York University and Duke University.
“To the ordinary man. To a common hero, a ubiquitous character, walking in countless thousands on the streets. In invoking here at the outset of my narratives the absent figure who provides both their beginning and their necessity, I inquire into the desire whose impossible object he represents.” Michel de Ceteau (The Practice of Everyday Life, Univ.
Above: Hank Willis Thomas with his installation Afro Pick in Opa-Locka, FL. Photo by Ronel Similien. Opa-Locka’s Town Center Apartments, 420 Aladdin Street, is the site of a new art-in-public places sculpture.
Above: In Process: Homecoming with James Allister Sprang (2008 Winner in Visual Arts) and Julie Zhu (2008 Winner in Visual Arts).