Real simple folks. These are pieces that I am currently working on and need to finish (hope I finish). Check them out below.
My apologies to everyone....I keep forgetting I have a blog portion on here. So let me give the run down of July.
First and foremost, I turned 30. Yep, the BIG 30, dirty thirty and it has already been amazing. This summer I have started, finished and I am workng my way through so many pieces and ideas. I am truly blessed and fortunate to be able to do so.
Sip & Savor
This summer I made two great connections/partnerships with two black owned businesses in Chicago. The first is an amazing coffee house called Sip & Savor. The owner is Trez V. Pugh, III and he has been supporting local artists in his shops.
Later this summer, he will being opening a third coffee house in the historic Bronzeville area of Chicago. This will have a music theme to the space and I am creating two pieces for it. I am truly ecstatc, blessed and humbled by the opportunity. Not only does Trez provide artists opportuunity to show case their work but to use the space as well for studio time.
Here are pictures of chicago artists, Terrance Martin and Jittuan Priest, and myself having an art party/session at the coffee house.
While there, I was able to get one of the preliminary drawings done for the actual paintings. This past weekend I finished the second drawing. I am painting two new pieces of Marvin Gaye and Phyllis Hyman.
My second connection this summer was with a gentleman name Mikhael Moshe and he is the owner of Insit Studio. It operates as a gallery and commuity space that thrives off creativity, think tanks and the constant evolution of people ideas. In late August, Insit will be having an exhibition entitled Original Man. This is a group showing that includes talented artist from all over Chicago as well as lecturers and professors aboout the black man as original man. Below is the flyer and the pieces that will be exhibiting.
So those are the big things going on in my life. Please stay tuned for more updates. Be blessed!!!