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A reception was held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History for the Emerging Artists Exhibition. You can read my column here to learn more!
I'm excited to announce that I've been accepted into yet another group exhibition, this time at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History! My painting of Sharon Jones and my mixed media drawing of Billy Preston will join the artwork of many new and established artists.
Below is the official press release. Hope to see you at this reception. It's going to be amazing, especially with the high school students whose work will be on display!
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History Emerging Artists Exhibition
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is excited to welcome a first-time exhibit entitled “Emerging Artists” on display through March. This new exhibit highlights a lot of the new artistic talent in the River Region. It also includes a selection of more recognized artists. The mixture of new and established will give the newer artists an opportunity to learn more about Augusta’s arts community.
A list of the artists that have artwork on display include:
“Emerging Artists” will be on display at the Laney Museum in February and much of March 2023. A reception will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. Artists will discuss their paintings and offer insights about their artistic journeys.
On Friday, February 3, 2023, the Voices of Augusta reception was held at Augusta & Co., and wow did the CSRA turn out for the event! From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., nearly 100 people came through the doors to enjoy the sounds of BillKarpJazz as they sipped wine, nibbled on treats, and perused the 13 portraits I created to celebrate local-grown talent. It was an amazing night and one I will never forget! Huge thanks to all who attended and to those who bought art. My heart is overfull!
This year marks my 5th year of participating in the WetPaint Party & Art Sale! The party happens in its new venue, the Julian Smith Casino, on Saturday, March 4! To learn more, click here for the Facebook event! My submission for this year's art auction is Ziggy Stardust. Hope to see you there!
Above: Ziggy Stardust - acrylic on 16x20 gallery-wrapped canvas
I am so excited to announce that my portrait of Nina Simone (shown below) was accepted into GRL PWR, a group exhibition featuring artwork that highlights the courage, ingenuity, hard work and power of women for Women's History Month. To learn more, click here to see the Facebook event!
Above: Nina Simone - acrylic on 18x24 canvas