Archive | April, 2011


27 Apr

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…


“MUSIC IS LIFE” exhibit at WMC- 5.20.11

27 Apr

I’m honored to be part of this show- we also did a YOUNITY mural there in 2009:) COME CHECK IT!

367 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11211
opening on  May 20th, 2011 8pm-until closing

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;
G May
Ina Mar
Eno Bare
Gary Dunn
Helene Ruiz
Carol Blank
Chuck Smith
Keith Duncan
Dalton Brown
David Marion
Jokulo Cooper
Ernest Hodnett
Pete Rodriguez
Gerry Eastman
Alain Laforestrie
Lolita Standard
Damien Venditti
Juan Carlo Suazo
Khalid Thompson
Ana Marie Paredes
Marthalicia Matarrita
Booker T. Williams, Jr.
Mia Roman-Hernandez
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

OUTAKES by Ian Reid:)

19 Apr

Recently my friend Ian Reid stopped by the studio and took some footage while I was working.. check it out:)

Thanks IAN!!!


4 Apr

Hey all,

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:

PRINTMAKING TOOLS EVERYWHERRRRRRRR.. nibs from linoleum cutter.Sarah prepping her block printing plate- mapping out the design:)

Anusha really taking her time to carve the perfect elephant- the process is what makes these so fun! Happy u got into it gurrrrrl:)

Joe is like a pro in any medium he uses- he goes right in- NO QUESTIONS ASKED:)

First time working with Jada and it was a great pleasure- her piece was asymmetrically symmetrical if that’s possible at

Michelle came in doing something real graphic and left with something super textured. I love how process flows naturally and when you go with it’s even better!

Caitlin and Gail working hard at carving…. definitely put their backs into it:)

Michelle pulling her prints and experimenting- so happy u came Michelle!

Caitlin was super ambitious with this and I am so happy she was cause it came out AMAZING!!! u go with the freestyle skillz girl!

Gail was able to create the texture of the monster in the print. I thought that was super cool- its hard to create fur with ink…

Leianne and her peaceful lotus. I think every print really represented the individual and this def reps you Lei!

Awwwww Liza- I love your perfect print! So great to work with both you and Reina and see the similarities and differences.

Nelson- I love the print you left me! Thanks for hooking it up with the chairs- It was such a pleasure working with you and I know we are going to continue building!

Leianne and Nelson showing off their amazing prints!

PORTIA- definitely love your curiosity in playing and exploring new ways. I’m so happy you came – worked out perfect since someone cancelled that morning:)

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!

Nelson reviewing his work while getting ready to sign and number his edition of prints.

Sarah, Portia and Liza give big smiles and lotta love before leaving to feed the babies…

THE GROUP of new printmakers- next time we gotta get a group shot before anyone leaves.

ALL MY NEW PRINTS- THANKS for all leaving a print for me:) I’m so excited to have worked with you all, it was so fun and I look forward to more of these!

STAY TUNED FOR NEXT WORKSHOP IN MAY…. hit me up for details.