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Tag Archive for ‘African American Art’

Yeyo Arts Collective

Yeyo Arts Collective Yeyo Arts Collective is dedicated to women’s art and topics surrounding women’s issues; including family, youth, and community. Dail Chambers, President Jean Brantley, Vice President Yeyo Arts’ guiding principals are: -We believe in empowerment through arts based learning. -We practice intergenerational collaboration. -We encourage creativity and inventive efforts in daily life practice. […]

Robert Hale’s photographs at Portfolio Gallery: “Intimate Encounters: The African-Americans”

From left to right: Gordon Parks and Rosa Parks PORTFOLIO GALLERY AND EDUCATION CENTER PRESENTS: Robert Hale, photographer/journalist, as part of the American Arts Experience: St. Louis WHERE: Portfolio Gallery in Grand Center 3514 Delmar Boulevard, 63103. WHEN: Exhibit runs through November 30, 2011. CONTACT: 314-533-3323 WHAT? International photographer and journalist, Robert Hale’s “Intimate […]

What’s new with noted fabric artist Edna Patterson-Petty

I’m proud to call Edna Patterson-Petty a friend. She’s a phenomenal woman containing more creative energy than I can keep track of. For Black History Month Edna organized a group show at Southern Illinois University. She titled the exhibit “Inclusion.” Her artist statement defines inclusion as: “artists with different view points, ideas, and delivery come […]

“Visions” 2010 art exhibit at Portfolio Gallery and Education Center

Portfolio Gallery and Education Center and the artists who show there are frequently featured on Riehlife. To access more posts about Portfolio Gallery visit the Riehlife Archive. Portfolio’s “Visions 2010” is a group show featuring: Dean Mitchell, Lonnie Powell, Charles Bibbs, Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, Nedra Bonds, Keina Davis Elswick and other fine artists. Portfolio […]

Zuka Arts Guild Exhibit at Vaughn Cultural Center

January 11-March 15, 2010 Vaughn Cultural Center 3701 Grandel Square St. Louis, MO 63108 The opening for the Zuka Arts Guild exhibit at St. Louis’ Vaughn Cultural Center left us deeply satisfied. “The Zuka Arts Guild seeks to promote knowledge of and participation in the visual arts through exhibitions, teaching programs, workshops, seminars and selected […]

Lonnie Powell: Masterful drawings at Portfolio, STL

Click here for Lonnie Powell’s bio and more details about his Porfolio exhibit. I just came back from viewing Lonnie Powell’s show at the Porfolio Gallery and Education Center in St. Louis. Powell works in a variety of styles and media in his show “Still All Over the Place” that will be up through January […]

Keith Shepherd at Portfolio Gallery & Education Center

The connection wasn’t merely kinship but of generations of shared experiences.–Keith Shepherd Portfolio Gallery and Education Center’s current show is 4 OF A KIND featuring the work of Anthony High, Keith Shepherd, Bonnye Brown and Edward Hogan, all artists from the Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas community. I had the pleasure to interview […]