Art, Art History, Artists, Black Art Historians, Black Women, Blog, Contemporary Art, Professor

Dr. Samella Lewis – Artist & Art Historian

Samella Lewis, the first African American to earn a PHD in Fine Art and Art History, in creating published works about African American artists. She is my inspiration and one of many people who inspire me.

Art, Artists, Blog, Contemporary Art, Illustrator, Professor

Artist Spotlight: Ajuan Mance

Mance created 1001 Black Men: An Online Sketchbook as a reaction against the controlling images that have limited and defined media representations of Black men. Mance will use a slideshow of images from her series as the basis of a wide ranging discussion of art, Black maleness and gender performance, and representation.

Art Artist Ana Juan
Blog, Contemporary Art, New Artists

Illustrator Ana Juan

Taken from a place deep within the mind. I'm reminded of Frida Kahlo. I believe the artist's inspiration of Khalo is a homage. Straight forward yet complicated. Ana Juan has authored and illustrated comic books and children's books. Her art is exhibited all over the world.