Daphne Burgess Thoughts on Utilizing Art as an Engagement for Change

"Art is Business"10/04 by Phantom Gallery Chicago Network | Visual Arts



Daphne Burgess Thoughts on Utilizing Art as an Engagement for Change 10/04 by Phantom Gallery Chicago Network | Visual Arts:

Daphne Burgess is an African American artist living and working in the Sacramento region. Her work has been shown in galleries and exhibitions including the Valley Artists Sculpture Exhibition, Sojourner Truth Art Museum, 1001 Del Paso Works, SMUD Gallery, Sacramento State University, Brickhouse Gallery, Crocker Art Museum, the African American Museum and Library in Oakland and the African American Historical and Cultural Museum in Fresno.



She worked at the Crocker Art Museum as Project Manager for Block by Block, as well as various non-profit organizations like the Roberts Family Development Center and Sojourner Truth Art Museum, increasing access to art in diverse communities. Daphne has been lead artist for several grant-funded programs through the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission including Young Enterprising Artists, Neighborhood Arts Program, Arts in Education Outreach, Artscapes, and the Community Arts Program.

Milton Bowen and Daphne Burgess, artist and partners 

Burgess's artwork is an exploration of ideas, including family, love, and self-image. Her passed artwork exhibited a more traditional and representational style, but her current work shows a more whimsical style. The use of abstracted figures, bold colors, and a playful tone characterize her artwork while tackling personal, social and universal themes including love/hate, the African American family and culture, and music.


Investigation: Thoughts on utilizing art as an engagement for change? Public Participatory Art Projects Allow the Public to Collaborate.

Panel conversation, Are Black Women Loud, facilitate by Daphne Burgess 2013.

Sunday Salon Series- Dionne Victoria

"Art is Business" MESSAGE FROM HOST
A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation.

Join the Phantom Gallery Chicago for our Sunday Salon Series on October 6, 2019,  as we celebrate an installation by Dionne Victoria 3 pm - 6 pm.

Divine Healing Art is my freedom movement.

Dionne Victoria is a Chicago artist whose artwork is a meditative tool to heal and express the internal landscape of the soul in an external world.


Detox Vegan Menu
Turmeric Detox Broth
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Kich-Ah-Ree
Rainbow Wraps

Vegan Spring Rolls with BEST EVER Peanut Sauce! These spring rolls can be made ahead and stored for healthy meals or potlucks and gatherings, or serve as a delicious light and healthy vegan dinner!

Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum Part 3 Using Tactical Urbanism as a Tool

"Art is Business"
Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum Part 3 Using Tactical Urbanism as a tool 10/03 by Phantom Gallery Chicago Network | Visual Arts:
"Izzy" Isreal Low and David Washington

Using tactical urbanism as a tool and art in placemaking,  Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum kicked off its Community Mural Beautification and Educational Workshops on July 15th,2019. Professional artists working with the museum provided workshops and mural training. The first project of this series was held at the Mack Road Valley High Community center. Youth were introduced to film documentaries from the artist of the Harlem Renaissance, youth who attended learned about jazz artists, poets and writers, and visual artists who were legendary and made a historical impact through the arts. The Harlem Renaissance was an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion centered in Harlem, New York, from 1918–37. At the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement," named after The New Negro, a 1925 anthology edited by Alain Locke.


Shonna McDaniels, Executive Director, a visual artist, and community activist, envisioned an institution to preserve Black history and celebrate the accomplishments of African American people and their legacy. Offering resources to document, preserve and educate the public on African Americans' history, life, and culture.


Want to join me in making a difference? Shonna asked David Washington the question he said yes. He is a motivated muralist with five years' experience and enthusiasm for developing a curriculum for community arts education. In addition, he brings with him deep architecture and art history knowledge. He started at SOJO Summer Camp as a volunteer-created fun and educational activity for campers.

David painted images on a bench themed after W.H. Johnson, with one of Langston Hughes Poetry benches, also the raised bed, and other elements of the garden.