Monday, February 04, 2008

First Friday AAMP Style

Local artists were highlighted on February 1, 2008 at the African American Museum of Philadelphia. David Lawrence, Bernard Collins, Jose Sebourne, Kayode Malomo, Ronald Padgett and Pauline Houston McCall presented works that explore identity within as well as beyond the African American community.

"As artists of color blur the lines of specificity regarding ancestry and cultural experiences, personal reflections solidify a common bond through the variety of media and styles of expression. With paintings, drawings and mixed media, this group of artists make “Statements” that demonstrate and celebrate a myriad of life’s experiences, expressing historical, political, social and familial experiences."

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