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Thomas Sayre inspires students at the Hill Center in the Herald-Sun

Thomas Sayre inspires students at the Hill Center in the Herald-Sun

The Durham Herald-Sun recently featured Craven Allen’s Thomas Sayre, sharing the story of his own learning disabilities with students at the Hill Center.  Read the original story in the Herald-Sun here.

Updated February 13, 2018 05:58 PM

Judy Keene’s “Abstract Windows” art review by Blue Greenberg

Judy Keene’s “Abstract Windows” art review by Blue Greenberg

Art quilts and Judy Keene’s ‘abstract windows’

Read the story on the Herald Sun website  here:

In the early 20th century the artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) realized multiple paint colors, which did not represent a house or a tree or a person, could be applied to a canvas and it would be a viable painting. It was called abstraction and it marked a revolution. Painting, the artists said, could just be about color and the formal aspects of art, like lights and darks, mass and space, line and plane.

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Beverly McIver receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Beverly McIver receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Anyone Can Fly Foundation is honoring Beverly McIver with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Faith Ringgold will host a garden party benefit honoring the artist. The mission of the foundation is to expand the art establishment’s canon to include artists of the African Diaspora and to introduce the Great Masters of African American Art and their art traditions to children and adult audiences. The Anyone Can Fly Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization supported by people devoted to the visual arts.

Beverly McIver receives the Rome Prize

Beverly McIver receives the Rome Prize

Beverly McIver has been awarded the Rome Prize.  Also in the news, her HBO documentary Raising Renee is now available to stream on Amazon Prime. For over a century, the AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Rome Prize Fellowships include a stipend, room and board, and individual work space at AAR’s eleven-acre campus in Rome.

The American Academy in Rome’s main building contains most of the studios, studies and residences of the Rome Prize winners, the library, dining facilities and administrative offices, as well as exhibition galleries, communal spaces, a dark room and archaeology facilities. The Academy has extensive gardens and additional buildings.

 

Read about the history of the American Academy in Rome here.

America’s most prestigious honorary society of artists honors Beverly McIver with purchase award

America’s most prestigious honorary society of artists honors Beverly McIver with purchase award

Dad in Striped Chair
Beverly McIver
oil on linen, 30″ x 30″

Beverly McIver was recently honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, America’s most prestigious honorary society of architects, artists, writers, and composers, with a purchase award at their Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts in New York City. Exhibiting artists were chosen from a pool of nearly 165 nominees submitted by members of the Academy. The work will be donated to a museum of McIver’s choosing.

 

HGTV’s Love It or List It features Craven Allen artists

HGTV’s Love It or List It features Craven Allen artists

Paintings by Craven Allen artists Linwood Hart, Sue Sneddon and Damian Stamer were featured recently in the HGTV tv show LOVE IT OR LIST IT, in the episode Pond Paradise.  Scouts for the show picked the art to highlight the makeover of the serene house on the lake.  You can look for more Craven Allen art in future episodes; we’ll keep you posted.

Burk Uzzle featured in News & Observer

Burk Uzzle featured in News & Observer

ORDINARY FOLKS, EXTRAORDINARY IMAGES

Burk Uzzle’s “Perceptions and Recognitions: African Americans of Eastern North Carolina,” is on exhibit at the Greenville Museum of Art through April 30.

There’s a reception from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7, featuring music by the Nathan Cobb Band, a performance by HYPE Step Team and a performance by JoAnn Williams.

WILSON

She stands beneath a spreading oak tree, chin lifted proudly, her figure swathed in a gold dress with a sash flowing behind her, lifted by the wind. Before her is a pair of tombstones bearing the names of her ancestors.

The photograph of Dr. Alma Cobb Hobbs is a portrait of pride, 

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