They call it “due process” and some people are overdue We beg your pardon, America Somebody said, “Brotherman gonna break a window, gonna steal a hubcap, gonna smoke a joint, a brotherman gonna go to jail” The man who tried to steal America is not in jail “Get caught with a nickel bag, brotherman. Get … Continue reading We Beg Your Pardon?
Los Angeles based artist Corey Pemberton’s latest body of work explores the intimate spaces and vulnerable places that define our notions of “home”. In his current solo show at CAM Raleigh called creature, comfort, Pemberton combines painting, photography, and hand blown glass to create visual environments that depict his subjects in both real and imagined … Continue reading Artist Corey Pemberton Offers Timely Meditations on Home in “creature, comfort” at CAM Raleigh
“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the f— on.” Tupac Shakur Much easier said than done, but there’s power in the ability to let go. … Continue reading Artist a Day: Carmen Neely
“It was just an old passenger train from Dixie to the Midwest, with no amenities of any kind. No lights, no reading, nothing to do but make friends with the sounds of the night train. The wheels on the track made endless patterns, and I was caught up in it almost at once….From this I … Continue reading Artist a Day: Juan Logan
I came across this piece by North Carolina-based artist Clarence Heyward today, and I had to share. This painting of his daughter gave me a much-needed attitude adjustment after a very long week that included me repeatedly posting the same gifof an adorably cranky cat that perfectly suited my mood over the last couple of … Continue reading Artist a Day: Clarence Heyward
Today’s post features one of my favorite murals in downtown Raleigh that holds a unique connection to Raleigh’s history. In 2017 artist Dare Coulter was commissioned by the ACLU and the Raleigh Murals Project to create “Dare to Dissent”, a tribute to the legacy of protest and activism throughout history. Coulter’s murals are important … Continue reading Artist a Day: Dare Coulter
Today’s post and featured artist is about process. Recently I’ve been hyper-focused on routines and how sometimes those routines fail us, leaving us caught in a terrible rut. When I find myself stuck, I try to make one small change in my daily routine. It may be a change of direction in my daily walks … Continue reading Artist a Day: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Today, I’m celebrating Super Bowl Sunday my way, by honoring a great Black artist whose career began as a professional football player. Ernie Barnes was from Durham, North Carolina where he endured Jim Crow segregation and childhood bullying, using football and art to strengthen his body and his resolve. He earned a scholarship to play … Continue reading Artist a Day, Super Bowl Edition: Ernie Barnes