It’s been a whirlwind couple of months, leading up to the gallery show, “I HAVE A DREAM – 50 Yeas of Change,” at El Taller Latino Americano, where I have been invited to display my multimedia tribute piece to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It has been the most involved, collaborative, and intense art project I have ever done.
The gallery opening was on Wednesday, July 24th, and in the weeks preceding I spent over 100 hours creating a painted portrait of Dr. King, based on screenshots from the videos of over 50 people, from all walks of life, who each generously took the time to recite one line from the speech to camera.
In addition, my piece, officially titled “I Have A Dream 2013,” (below, right) includes a video montage of all the submissions I received, and that video can also be seen at the gallery, on a tablet under my painting.
This entire experience has been so moving, and so time-intensive, that I am only now catching my breath enough to step back and appreciate what has been created, not just by me, but by the amazing people who believed in Dr. King’s dream enough, to lend their voices and faces to the project. I am ever in their debt.
The gallery show ends this Saturday, August 10th, so I invite all of you to feel free to come up to 104th and Broadway in NYC and see all of the amazing work before it closes. I am so honored, not only to be able to show alongside such esteemed and established artists such as Felipe Galindo, Martin Kozlowski, & Sylvia Hernandez; but also to be part of an exhibit curated by my wonderfully talented and gifted mentor, artist Andrea Arroyo.
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If you’d like to visit, gallery hours are Mon-Thurs 10-6, and Sat 10-1, and the address is:
The Grady Alexis Gallery – El Taller Latino Americano
2710 Broadway, 3rd Fl. New York NY 10025. 212-665-9460
It’s free to attend, and I hope you can make it, but either way, more is yet to come for IHaveADream2013.com – so stay tuned!
UPDATE 6/25/13: Yay! Thank you to everyone who tweeted and posted your drawing completions last week!
As promised, I am posting my fave below, a hilarious scenario (and gender switch!) drawn by Yari Arenas of Yaritsa Arenas Design. Love it!
For those who are curious, please see the original post below for details on how we played this game, and check back next month to participate in the next one!
It’s Fun Friday! I used to love making collaborative drawings with my family and friends as a child – now I want to do the same with my online friends and family.
I drew this silly guy today at lunch – what would you add to this picture? Download the image here » and either print it out and draw on it by hand, or draw on it digitally.
Then, send me your drawing completion by posting a link here in the comments, or by posting it on my Facebook Page, and I will post my favorites here on my site and on social media!
I can’t wait to see what you all come up with, and have a Fun Friday!