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ArtSpeak Collective Presents:
We Really Do Care, Do You?
Art, Politics, & Protest
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This month we are working with Ballet and Beyond NYC who nurtures the artist in children by offering free, professional-level ballet training. They remove the entry barriers to ballet and provide opportunities for enrichment, growth and creativity. To learn more, and to donate, please visit their website at balletandbeyondnyc.org
October 1st, 2020 Featured Artists
August 20, 2020 Featured Artists
Kimberly Camp works with museums and visual arts organizations as a curator and management consultant in the areas of organizational development, strategic planning, succession planning and governance. In addition, she is adjunct faculty at Drexel University, where she teaches visual arts organization management.
She is president of Galerie Marie, with over 100 international artists. She was CEO for the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, President and CEO of the Barnes Foundation, President of the Charles Wright Museum and director of the Smithsonian’s Experimental Gallery.
Camp has more than 50 years’ experience as a painter, then doll maker. Her work has been shown in over 100 exhibitions here and abroad. An accomplished artist, Camp has received two NEA Fellowships, and the Kellogg National Leadership Program Fellowship. Camp was born and raised in Camden NJ.”
Nashormeh N.R. Lindo, newly-re-elected Chair of the California Arts Council, is a world-renowned artist and educator. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she holds a Masters of Science degree in Education from the Bank Street College Graduate School of Education’s Museum Leadership Program, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Lindo’s work in the arts is two-fold. She works as both a practicing visual artist and as an educator/cultural worker.
An independent museum consultant and curator, Lindo enjoys lecturing and writing on visual culture as it pertains to the cultural and socio-political history of African-Americans and their contributions to global culture.
As an artist, she has designed and painted public murals, organized art exhibitions and workshops. She creates collage/assemblages with her photographs and other mixed media. Most recently, she has been exploring the various possibilities of digital media, using her photographs for surface design on textiles. Currently, she teaches African American Art History at City College of San Francisco. She lives in the Bay Area and in New Jersey with her husband, actor, Delroy Lindo and their wonderful son, Damiri.
Kumasi J. Barnett
Kumasi J. Barnett received his MFA from The Ohio State University, and now lives and works in Baltimore, MD. Influenced by the aesthetics and narratives of comic books, his work subverts and imbues the often timeless genre with a present day social consciousness. Barnett frequently paints directly over old copies of comic books, changing their narratives into critiques of police brutality, racial profiling, and more broadly, systemic racism.
Barnett’s works have been exhibited widely both in the United States and abroad, including exhibitions at Lowell Ryan Projects, Los Angeles, CA; the SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY; City Lore, New York, NY; Con-Artist Collective, New York, NY; The Arsenal Gallery, New York, NY; Sulphur Bath Studio, Brooklyn, NY; and The Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY. Museum exhibitions include the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town, South Africa; The Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL; and most recently the Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA.
Barnett presented a solo booth with Lowell Ryan Projects at The Armory Show 2020, in the Focus section curated by Jamillah James. Barnett’s work has been featured in Artforum, Ammo, Vibe, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, Autre, Artnet News, and The Guardian, among others.
August 20, 2020 Virtual Event
June 18, 2020 Featured Artists
Barbara Shelly comes from a long line of activists and art lovers. Her art reflects and represents current events in performing arts and politics. She grew up in the 50's immersed in everything mid-century culture had to offer. Her images reflect the 20th century as her art evolves in the 21st. Her passion for the arts, admiration of leaders, compassion for humanity and hope for change emerge in her work. Her dance, fashion and film background show up in her art as she makes the paint dance on the canvas.
She is a self-taught mixed media artist who's work has been shown in multiple solo and group shows in New York and Philadelphia. She is a founding member of Artists Supporting Artists to support the endeavors of other artists and curated and organized the Artists Give 2020 event for WHAM, Women's History/Art Month.
Barbara is the producer of the documentary film about the Central Pennsylvania Ballet. The Film "Children With A Dream" received awards from "Dance on Camera" in New York and the National Educational Film and Video Festival Association, and it continues to reside in the PBS Film Library (having been shown frequently) and the New York Performing Arts Library.
The years spent as an architecturally trained interior designer are built into Laurie Lamont Murray's paintings and metal sculptures.
She becomes immersed in the interplay of shapes and colors, layers and line, creating work that is both geometric and gestural with an overriding sense of design.
Laurie's work has won numerous awards and is included in corporate and private collections throughout the U S.
Fascinated with texture, patterns and the tonal interplay of color and form, Marion is driven by the ephemeral atmosphere and patchwork of light and shapes in nature. A budding colorist, she not only fixates on color and form and has always been captivated by the ability to capture that instant where she spot's something simple and ordinary with a view to it as an abstract painting. Her goal is to engage the viewer to a dialogue inward toward something simple, to look beyond the surface, deep within the image, and within ourselves.
Self taught with a voracious appetite for growth, she calls her art Phainting. Semi-retired after living 2 decades in Paris, she's based in Jersey City and is active in her community.
NYC born and based, Denise was lucky enough to study with artist Juanita McNeely in the 1970s and is influenced by the Feminist Art Movement and Expressionism. Denise attended Buffalo State University for 2 years where she studied printmaking. She graduated from Hofstra University with a BA degree in Fine Arts. Denise's work has been shown widely nationally and internationally.
June 18, 2020 Virtual Event
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”