Hey all- Its been a while since I just put up art that I’m working on, usually it photos or fliers for events. Well here is some new work I am sending off to an exhibit in Israel.check ’em out and let me know what you think…
I’m honored to be part of this show- we also did a YOUNITY mural there in 2009:) COME CHECK IT!
Helene Ruiz will be bringing back her multi-media and international artists collective ‘THE URBAN INDIVIDUALISTS’ and their artist affiliates to WMC with music themed and music inspired artworks paying tribute and homage to musician and composer, the great Mr. Gerry Eastman and “The Williamsburg Music Center”, founded by Mr. Eastman in 1981. WMC exists to foster the creation, performance and appreciation of American Classic Music. It is Brooklyn’s only black-owned and operated non-profit jazz institution, and the only one in New York City that offers classes and workshops in jazz performance and history.
This exhibit will formally open on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 8pm and will be accompanied with live music provided by Gerry Eastman’s band. A minimal donation of $5 at the door and a 2 drink minimum at the bar will go to WMC in order to help continue its mission to further the development of aspiring jazz composers and provide forum for new jazz works to be polished and performed and to continue offering classes in Music, Music Theory and Vocal technique. Eight children’s scholarships are made available each season as well.
We invite all to come and support the mission and efforts in making education and culture a voice through the arts and to share an exciting, culturally rich and inspiring event.
Exhibiting Visual Artists;
Juan Carlo Suazo
Ana Marie Paredes
Booker T. Williams, Jr.
Earl A.T. Wilkie
Alice Mizrachi (founder of YOUNITY, a women’s artists collective)
A short rough cut film documentary of Earl A.T. Wilkie by his son David M Raine
An Urban Individualists Event curated by Helene Ruiz, co-curated by Jakulo Cooper in collaboration with WMC, Gerry Eastman
Recently my friend Ian Reid stopped by the studio and took some footage while I was working.. check it out:)
This week I hosted a printmaking workshop with some amazing people at my place. It was so much fun and will become a monthly thing per their request- check out the flicks:
It was great having you stick around while I was cleaning up- the edition you created was really beautiful. Anusha somehow made the paper look like they were burned by acid with their texture- SO DOPE!
STAY TUNED FOR NEXT WORKSHOP IN MAY…. hit me up for details.