Archive for February, 2014

2014-03-05nomaa

Women’s History Month is upon us again, and to honor the achievement of woman, NoMAA is curating its annual “Women in the Heights” exhibition, where I have been chosen to debut the REVAMPED & FINAL version of my “I Have a Dream 2013″ painting! The video will also be played at the show.

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Since the painting’s premiere during MLK’s “I Have A Dream” 50th anniversary last year, I put in another 15+ hours last month (added to the over 100 hours I had already spent) to make sure all 57 people finally have a portrait. This is the first time everyone will get to see the revised and completed piece, and I am so excited to be able to share this with you all at this amazing venue!

The exhibit is FREE to attend and opening night is next Wednesday, March 5, from 6 – 8 pm:

NoMAA Gallery
178 Bennett Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10040

Please RSVP to nomaaprog@nomaanyc.org and see more info here. There will also be an Artist Talk on March 19 at 6:30 pm where I will be speaking. I hope to see you all there!

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After spending 15 additional hours on the “I Have a Dream 2013″ painting I created for last year’s 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s legendary speech, all the tiny portraits are finally finished!

I think a gallery show is in the works… Stay tuned!!

Visit the official IHaveADream2013.com page to see the video, and inspiration behind the project. <3

 

 

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I’ve started the new year off by spending many hours finishing all the tiny portraits that are a part of my Martin Luther King Tribute piece!

Stay tuned for the finished painting, and in the meantime you can click through the portraits above to see some of the little details, and visit IHaveADream2013.com to read more about the project.