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Nationally-acclaimed artist begins 5-city tour with art presentation to Shreveport mayor



In recognition of the rich history of African-Americans in Louisiana, nationally acclaimed artist and Louisiana native Ted Ellis is touring Louisiana to …
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PAMM Celebrates 6th Anniversary of Fund for African American Art


Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is pleased to announce the sixth annual Art + Soul Celebration on February 9, 2019, an evening in support and celebration of PAMM’s Fund for African American Art. PAMM will welcome arts supporters and PAMM Ambassadors for African American Art for a night of cocktails, dancing, and the unveiling of the Ambassadors’ most recent art acquisition.

“It is in PAMM’s mission to present artwork that reflects the diversity of our Miami community. Through the Fund for African American Art and our annual Art + Soul Celebration, we have been able to build our collection to showcase vital artworks by African American artists from around the world,” said PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans.

PAMM has a 35 year history of presenting modern and contemporary art from underrepresented…

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Renowned African American artist Cora Marshall brings art to Gulfport 55-plus community


Pictured here: Gulfport artist Cora Marshall’s “By the Content of Their Character,” work inspired by Dr. Martin Luther Jr.’s speech, “I Have a Dream.” 24 inches x 36 inches; acrylics.Cora MarshallCora Marshall, the well-known African-American artist, will have work hanging in the Town Shores Fine Art Guild’s first-ever art show next month. The Inaugural 2019 Invitational Fine Arts Show will open at Gulfport’s Catherine A. Hickman Theater lobby on Feb. 1, from 6-8 p.m.; the show will hang all month.

Marshall has exhibited locally at the Dr. Carter Woodson museum as well as across the United States, including Brooklyn, Atlanta, at NYU and in Ghana.

Other artists in the show include fellow Gulfportians Lubov Alyeynik, Irene Billon, Deborah Coffin, Margie Davis, Pat Flaherty, Pat Gallagher,…

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Toto’s ‘Africa’ Will Play Eternally in African Desert, Thanks to a New Art Installation


Bless the rains down in Africa–and Namibian artist Max Siedentopf for the gift of Toto’s “Africa” on loop forever.

The 1982 hit is already one of the most streamed songs in the world, but Siedentopf recently set up a solar-powered sound installation in the Namib Desert that will continue to play the tune on repeat. The six speakers are built adjacent to each other, and attached to an MP3 player with only the catchy hit on it. He told the BBC that the solar batteries are set “to keep Toto going for all eternity.”

“[I] wanted to pay the song the ultimate homage and physically exhibit ‘Africa’ in Africa,” he told the publication. “Some [Namibians] love it and some say it’s probably the worst sound installation ever. I think that’s a great compliment.”

While the set up is incredibly…

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Toto’s “Africa” to Play “For All Eternity” in African Desert Art Installation


The Namib is a desert in southern Africa, and thanks to a new sound installation, it will be the home to a new art installation that aims to play Toto’s “Africa” on eternal repeat, NPR reports. Namibian-German artist Max Siedentopf’s installation is appropriately titled “Toto Forever.” It utilizes six speakers, an MP3 player featuring literally just that one song, and solar energy in an effort to play the song “for all eternity,” according to the artist. See what it looks like below.

“I was very intrigued by this and wanted to pay the song the ultimate homage and physically exhibit ‘Africa’ in Africa,” Siedentopf wrote to NPR. “The Namibian desert—which is, with 55 million years, the oldest desert in the world—seemed to be the perfect spot for…

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Exhibition explores black models in modern art – News – Gaston Gazette


An Ashbrook High alumnus has turned her dissertation on the portrayal of black women in modern art into a groundbreaking exhibition in New York City, which will soon open in Paris.

In late October, Denise Murrell helped to launch and curate her exhibition “Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today,” currently on display at the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University.

Drawing largely from Murrell’s dissertation while earning her art history doctorate at Columbia University, the exhibition explores the changing modes of representation of the black figure as central to the development of modern art. The exhibition highlights the African-American models’ interactions and influences on these 19th-century painters, sculptors and photographers, both…

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