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. …
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 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.
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
Dad in Striped Chair
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
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’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.
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, …
With their grace, courage, and strength, these African-Americans have done us the honor of creating transcendent legacies for all to see. Manifesting their individual stories as guiding lights, they have offered the camera internal radiance to share with the world.
The Greenville Museum of Art is opening Perceptions + Recognitions on Friday 3 February 2017 with the celebratory collection of 26 extraordinary contemporary African – Americans. …
“Beverly’s star is on the rise, and she is going to leave a mark on the art world and the world at large that is going to be long-lasting.”
Beverly McIver was at Yaddo last week recovering from a bad cold and enjoying a few days of freedom and privacy before she returns to the world of commerce and academia in North Carolina. Yaddo is an artist colony in upstate New York where residents are sheltered, nourished and allowed to work without interruption. …