Black History Month Art #6: Mark Bradford

This piece, created by Bradford in 2006 is a commentary on the 1921 race riot in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a city that contained a neighborhood of affluent African-Americans that was nick named the Black Wall Street.  The race riot, stemming from alleged rumors of an assault, virtually decimated the Greenwood neighborhood, leaving hundreds dead and thousands … Continue reading Black History Month Art #6: Mark Bradford

The Art of Compromise-Donuts and Clock Watching at LACMA

A recent conversation with my husband: Me:  “Hey honey, they’re giving away free donuts at LACMA for 24 hours…” Husband:  “Wow, really?” Me:  “Yeah, a different donut every hour”. *Looking at donut schedule* “Maple Bacon?!  Want to…” Husband:  *grabs keys* “Let’s go” And just like that, we were headed to LACMA. Little did he know … Continue reading The Art of Compromise-Donuts and Clock Watching at LACMA

Merry Christmas from CultureShockArt! (via the Roy Ayers Project)

I’m so excited to see that the 2nd compilation album from the Roy Ayers Project is available for FREE DOWNLOAD.  If you aren’t familiar with the Roy Ayers Project or their Beat Submissions click here for more info: My personal fave is track #21 by RenRok, which you can listen to here. The album was … Continue reading Merry Christmas from CultureShockArt! (via the Roy Ayers Project)

Beats, Rhymes & “Strife”

The documentary “Beats Rhymes & Life” follows the career trajectory of Hip Hop icons A Tribe Called Quest (Q-TIP, PHIFE DAWG, ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD & JAROBI WHITE).  In the film, Director Michael Rapaport tells a story of how artistic talent, opportunity and success converged in a perfect storm whose aftermath ultimately led to the dismantling … Continue reading Beats, Rhymes & “Strife”