Tuesday, September 4, 2012

BAC Installation Day

"Art is Business"  Berlin Art Club Installation Day--- September 3rd, 2012d, this hall is a wonderful venue. Artist arrived throughout the morning focused on setting up their wall space in the most productive way. The hall is lit by natural sunlight, can't wait to see how it looks in the evening. I am so honored to be amongst the caliber of artist that joined the Berlin Art Club in its 1st bac honoring 100 artists. The publication is top notice, and the organizers have worked tirelessly to pull off such a venture on a grassroots level.

 
I worked on recreating a 30" x 36 painting of the AACM Tribute to Fletcher Henderson just for this exhibition. The main image in the painting is featuring Kahir B a Chicago land poet, who is the current president of the AACM of Chicago.  He has relocated to the New York spoken work scene and perhaps in the years to come will check out the Berlin spoken word scene. When I first saw KaHir B in concert at MP  Amphitheater he was on "Fire", I had to capture him pen to paper, as I did Nicole Mitchell, Dee Alexander and Anne Ward on keyboards.
 
 
Susan Fox, is the owner of the 1st color study, and uses the images to brand her "Intersections Series", held at Elastic Arts. It has been suggested over the last five years that I turn some of my 16" x 12" acrylic on watercolor paper into murals, or larger paintings after this residency in Berlin, I think I shall take there advice.

 
Tonight is the opening, and I am on my way out the door to flag a taxi for the ride over, I won't be on public transportation tonight.