Dear Mama June 2018

see Hey Mama exhibition for reference.   Dear Mama showcase hosted by Lovelady, TX was a wonderful success! The community project allowed participants to reflect on what motherhood means to them through the creation of the flower. Many shared their experiences and stories about motherhood with the group. Thank you so much to everyone who came…

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Creating the Crayon Mosaic “Anasi’s Web is the Universe”

Thank you so much to Sandra Lovelady, Jaz Henry, Channea Curley, Shawn Lemons, and the G.R.E.E.N. Project at Snooze A.M. for the generous donations of crayons! With your help we have reached our quota for the project. The sculpture uses recycled materials such as plastic bottle caps, re-purposed wood, and recycled crayons. Anasi is a…

HTX Street Art

    One of my favorite things about Houston is the fact that it is always in transition. Since I started cataloging the street art in the 610 loop, I have learned that Houston has an annual HUE festival meant to expand the amount of street art we have each year. Check out my tour…

HTX Folk Art

      recently went on a tour of Houston to get to know the folk art around town. In the process I learned the best place to see art in Space City is in Parks. Check out my exploits on YouTube HTX Folk Art , and HTX Parks and Rec

The Experimental City

Check out the Black Girl Nerds Article on The Experimental City. Set around the life of an 8 year old African American girl in a distant future, the novel explores the greatest experiment of humanity – civilization. Powerful countries such as the United States and England have devolved into city-states; human beings can customize the…

Exploring the Traditional and Contemporary in African Diasporic Arts

Exploring the use of Bottles in African American Art Use of recycled glass bottles Memory Jugs Bottle trees David Hammons “Night Train” 1988 Home made goods Use of recycled clothes Quilts Crocheting (weaving) Project Proposal: Rug made of recycled clothing Use of recycled beads and buttons Key artist: Amalia Amaki “Number 1 Fan #2” Proposed…

Youth Violence Prevention Workshop and Art Contest May 2018

The first Violence Prevention workshop was fruitful. Students had a chance to work on a graffiti mural with Craig C Theartist and receive valuable information about how to stay safe. As students all over the country take to the nation’s capitol for #marchforourlives, My Brother’s Keeper is working to engage our youth about #violenceprevention in…