Bronzeville Art District Virtual Trolley Tour- Phantom Gallery Chi Featured Artist Shonna McDaniels

"Art is Business"  visit SOJO Museum at https://www.sojoartsmuseum.org/




August 21, 2020, Featured Artist Shonna McDaniel's, Artist/Muralist/Museum Practice

Shonna McDaniels founded the Sojourner Truth Art Museum in 1996. In addition to her Executive Director duties, she is also a professional artist, teacher, muralist, and community activist. Prior to 1996, McDaniels was one of the co-founders and artists of the Visual Arts Development Project, teaching art classes, conducting workshops, and organizing art exhibits throughout the Oak Park and Del Paso communities. 


The Sojourner Truth Multicultural Arts Museum (also known as SOJO Museum) has been actively involved in serving youth and families in the South Sacramento area since 1996 when it developed numerous creative arts programs under the National Academic Youth Corps. Its purpose was to enable youth from culturally diverse backgrounds to stretch their minds and imaginations and to provide a safe environment that stimulates creativity, promotes healthy lifestyles, and develops social skills. After obtaining 501(c)(3) non-profit status in 2002, the Museum has offered scores of no- or low-cost programs, workshops, and activities on-site and out in the community to thousands of youth.




The Museum's programs have positively affected the lives of its participants and the cultural environment of the community. The Museum was founded as collaboration between Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum and the Florin Business Arts Complex where the Museum is housed. SOJO operates as both a traditional Museum and a learning and education center for children, youth, and their families. We offer programs that educate youth about diversity and involve them in hands-on art projects including mural development, clay sculpting, and storytelling. SOJO offers a diverse spectrum of theme-oriented murals, art installations, exhibitions, events, and programs representing African American, Mexican, Latino, Asian, Alaskan, Pacific Islander, Eastern, and Native Cultures. The Sojourner Truth Multicultural Arts Museum was awarded official Sacramento Museum status in 2008, and in February 2009, participated in the highly attended Sacramento Free Museum Day.


Leadership Statement
As the Founder and Executive Director of the Sojourner Truth Arts Museum (SOJO Museum), Shonna McDaniel's takes pride in ensuring community-driven projects come alive and enable underserved children and families from culturally diverse backgrounds to engage in creative experiences. McDaniel's is a highly qualified, professional artist that has an extensive background in art instruction and mural design. Shonna McDaniels also has over 20 years of managerial and executive experience from both the business and non-profit sectors. By providing access to art experiences, she aims to increase livability, spread cultural understanding, nurture healthy interactions, and support socially responsible programs.

GET IN TOUCH
916-320-9573
info@sojoartsmuseum.org
2251 Florin Rd #126
Sacramento, Ca 95822

The museum is located on the corner of 24th and Florin inside the Florin Business Arts Complex, in Sacramento California.

Bronzeville Art District Virtual Trolley Tour- Phantom Gallery Chi- Featured Artist Renee Baker

"Art is Business" http://www.reneebakercomposer.net/




IMMEDIATE RELEASE- COVID-19 REMOTE PROGRAMMING:

Renee Baker as Guest- Artist in Residency 2020- IN THE VIRTUAL ROOM
The Phantom Gallery Chicago Network is proud to announce Renee Baker as an artist in resident. She will be working directly with Phantom Gallery Chicago’s chief curator Alpha Bruton. The Phantom Gallery Chicago will provide AIR with technical and administrative support, support for the creation of new work, and the exploration of new ideas.


Renée Baker has created sonic arenas and compositions for many museums including MCA CHICAGO, MOFA St. Petersburg, Fl., Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MOMA, NY, ARTS CLUB OF CHICAGO, DESTEJILK MUSEUM, Zwolle, NL , MOMA NY, Spurlock Museum Champaign, Il, Krannert Art Museum, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Stony Island Arts Bank, DuSable Museum Chicago, Gardener Museum Boston, alongside prestigious music organizations, Symphony Center, Chicago. She has the privilege of being a Visiting Resident Artist of the CHICAGO SYMPHONY AAN 2017-2020.

Her film scores for BODY AND SOUL, THE SCAR OF SHAME along with two new opera projects BALDWIN CHRONICLES MIDNIGHT RAMBLE and A SOVEREIGN POUT both premiered at Symphony Center in 2019 and upcoming in 2020.

Films with her scores have aired on NETFLIX and TCM.




BECAUSE WE ARE NATURE-  
ZOOM Virtual Tour and Artist Talk
Renee Baker New Sculpture Assemblage
Opening August 21, 2020 
7PM - 8PM
436 E. 47th Street, Room 205
Chicago IL 60653
Contact: ReneeBaker@comcast.net

INSPIRATION FROM POET JON CONE APPLICATION FOR LIFE.
Because We Are Nature is a surreal environment that shows how pleased we are with ourselves.

Because We Are Nature is an exhibit of our everyday life and fears. Too fat, too skinny, did we leave the stove on, are our teeth too yellow, scared of worms and turnips, the taste of fingernail clippings are we too ugly, are your panty lines showing, frightened of bees and electric wiring... we are composites of nature and fears.

Because We Are Nature is our lives birthing a new every moment, we're alive and beyond..….
stepping into the sunlight of our casual journeys.














Note: You must be registered to participate in this event. You'll receive an event access link by email from Eventbrite up to 30 minutes before the Trolley Tour. You will use the link along with your email address and a password provided in that email to access the event portal.  The email address you used to register through Eventbrite for the event will have access to the event portal. You MUST use the SAME email address you registered with to gain access to the Virtual Trolley Tour. Thank you in advance, and looking forward to seeing you on our ZOOM Artist Talk and Virtual Tour. 



Carly Henry Alexander An Artist With Purpose- Post Studio Tour

"Art is Business"  Post for CHA - Post ZOOM Virtual Tour Open Studio


Art is not a luxury as many people think it is a necessity. It documents history it helps educate people and stores knowledge for generations to come." Dr. Samella Lewis

  1. What do you think about the Gratitude Garden visit on the video?
  2. What do you think about the studio tour?
  3. What do you think about the live closing?


Please submit responses to: carylawp@gmail.com, we all would love to hear your response so we can improve programming. 

Website: visit- https://www.carylhenryalexander.com/

Suspended Gallery Operating Hours Covid 19

"Art is Business"


Has suspended gallery operating hours until further notice. 
You can email us at phantongallerychicago@gmail.com or check our Facebook page and https://phantomgallery.blogspot.com/ for updates to these changes. We are open on virtual Pop Up Research Station CAFE and taking submissions to host artists on our Blog Talk Radio podcast, "Creative Conversation", BlogTalkRadio.


Thank you, we appreciate everyone understanding our need to respect national public health and safety. 
Alpha Bruton







ZOOM Gallery Opening "Creative Conversations" with artists in their studios.

"Art is Business" Bronzevilleartdistrict.com 


Forecasting what the future holds, and how we adapt to new ways of presenting art engagement, and audience development while practicing social distancing.  Alpha Bruton, Founder of the Phantom Gallery Chicago, is moving to mark out a new and exciting program for the future of gallery practice in a virtual space.






 AUGUST FEATURED ARTIST/CURATOR/MUSEUM FOUNDER


SEPTEMBER FEATURED ARTIST/ ART PROFESSOR/ MODERNIST

BRONZEVILLE ART DISTRICT IS THE LARGEST 
AFRICAN AMERICAN ART  DISTRICT IN THE COUNTRY

The Bronzeville Art District has gone virtual. 
RSVP on Eventbrite July 17th at 7 pm CST.
2020 Bronzeville Art District Virtual Gallery Tours
Eventbrite to RSVP-
7pm - 8pm CST
"Examining the State of Our Environment"






Visit the Bronzeville Art District Virtual Trolley Tour












2020 Bronzeville Art District Virtual Trolley Tour

"Art is Business" RSVP on Eventbrite for multiple dates.



For our followers and collectors, the 2020  ZOOM Virtual Gallery/Open Studio will focus on artists "Examining the State of Our Environment"- having "Creative Conversations" with artists in their studios. Art Talks are an excellent opportunity to chat with featured artists and discover new ones, as well as to show your support.

The Phantom Gallery will look at how the city influences art and artists transform the city by contributing to civic dialogue and quality of life. These installations will produce "Creative Conversations," presenting artists speaking about their art.

2020 Bronzeville Art District Virtual Gallery Tours
Eventbrite to RSVP-
7pm - 8pm
"Examining the State of Our Environment"
Topic: Phantom Gallery's Personal Meeting Room
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7810713927?pwd=Sm1QbUNwWks4R2QxT0NvNko1UUpsUT09

Meeting ID: 781 071 3927
Password: Trolley





Forecasting what the future holds and how we adapt to new ways of presenting art engagement and audience development while practicing social distancing. Alpha Bruton, Founder of the Phantom Gallery Chicago, is moving to mark out a new and exciting program for the future of gallery practice in a virtual space.



The Phantom aims to examine changes in current curatorial production and develop innovative displays concerning virtual spaces. "Curatorial Practice" explores the impact of the urban environment on the artist and their work and the contributions that artists make to the vitality of a city. The place where art is imagined and made, whether in a physical or virtual space, affects the idea, the process, and the final product.

Phantom Gallery Chicago Artist in Resident –
Renee Baker, visual artist/media and film, is a resident artist/curator. She has invested in the Phantom Gallery Chicago Loft as an AIR to stage her experimental film screenings and as an ancillary gallery to showcase and exhibit her sculpture and paintings.

RENEE BAKER ANCILLARY STUDIO



Renee Baker, Chicago IL
Renée Baker has created sonic arenas and compositions for many museums, including MCA CHICAGO, MOFA St. Petersburg, Fl., Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MOMA, NY, ARTS CLUB OF CHICAGO, DESTEJILK MUSEUM, Zwolle, NL, MOMA NY, Spurlock Museum Champaign, Il, Krannert Art Museum, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Stony Island Arts Bank, DuSable Museum Chicago, Gardener Museum Boston, alongside prestigious music organizations, Symphony Center, Chicago. She has the privilege of being a Visiting Resident Artist of the CHICAGO SYMPHONY AAN 2017-2020. Her film scores for BODY AND SOUL, THE SCAR OF SHAME, along with two new opera projects, BALDWIN CHRONICLES MIDNIGHT RAMBLE and A SOVEREIGN POUT, both premiered at Symphony Center in 2019 and February of 2020.

July 2020 - September 2021  Featured Artists

 "Creative Conversations" BlogTalkRadio Tuesdays at 11am 
Alpha Bruton- Chief Curator at Phantom Gallery Chicago Network, a project that connects artists to temporary installation spaces. Regarding her social practice, Bruton looks at how the city influences art and how artists transform the city by contributing to civic dialogue and quality of life. These installations produce "Creative Conversations" artists speaking about their art practice. How does the current body of work, professionally and in your curatorial practice, intersect with the ideas of art and social justice, racism, art and wellness, spirituality, and other investigative questions?

Adero Knott- co-curator and founder CEO of A.K. Prosthetics, an emerging voice and activist on perspectives and clarity on topics that include disability and perspective. Her recent curating experience was at the MCA-Chicago. Bruton and Adero's artistic vision entails an intergenerational curatorial practice that seeks to provide a model for emerging and established curators to innovate in curating inclusive experience, gain practical curating experience and critically reflect on how their curatorial style will imprint on the Evanston community and the world. In four exhibitions, each running for two weeks, exhibiting artists will examine the state of their environment in society through themes of Racism, Spirituality, Documentation, and Art as Wellness.

Guest Featured Artists:
Caryl Henry Alexander, Environmental Installation Artist
Daphne Burgess Moulton, Alabama, Artist Gallery 157 Co-Owner
Talver Germany Miller, Mather, CA, Adjunct Professor of Art History
Shonna McDaniels – Sacramento CA, Executive Director SOJO Art Museum
Larissa AK Johnson- Chicago IL, President of Race to Knowledge and Beyond


Caryl Henry Alexander, Artist/Environmental Installation Artist:
For over 40 years, her work has harnessed the power of creative collaboration with multi-generational, multicultural, and interfaith communities. We conceive, design, and implement public art projects in diverse settings. She works with traditional and experimental media, often incorporating recycled or found objects and natural plant materials. This work has spanned painting, mixed media printmaking, paper making, textiles, installations, and sculpture in the studio. A strong long-term focus in my artwork is on ancestry, culture, environment, and nature. This art has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally in small museums, galleries, and online.

Daphne Burgess of Moulton, Alabama, Artist Art consultant, Gallery Owner
Co-Owner of Gallery 157 was created to increase access to art and art experiences through collaboration, community engagement, exhibitions, and educational programming. She is an African American artist living and working in Moulton, Alabama.


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, CSU Sacramento, Brickhouse Gallery, Crocker Art Museum, the African American Museum and Library in Oakland, and the African American Historical and Cultural Museum of the Central San Joaquin Valley. In addition, Daphne has been leading artists for several grant-funded programs through the Crocker Art Museum and Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission.



Talver Germany Miller-Mather, CA 

A native of Sacramento, California, received a B.A. in Studio Art, a B.A. in Social Science/ Anthropology, and an MS. Degree in Counseling Education from the California State University of Sacramento. Associate Professor of Art at Folsom Lake College holds membership in Placerville Arts Association, San Francisco Fine Arts Museum, Sacramento African American Art Collection, Phantom Gallery Chicago Network, and California Arts Association. Co-curator of the African American Art Summit at Sacramento City College and San Jose, CA. Presently Co-Founder and Director of the Visual Arts Development Project. Exhibited widely throughout Northern and Southern California, Folsom Lake College, Mc George School of Law, presenter Assisi Italy Third World Art Conference, and resident artist Montego Bay Jamaica, Mazine Inn.

Shonna McDaniels – Sacramento CA,

Founder and Director of the Sojourner Truth Art Museum (founded in 1996). McDaniel's is a professional artist/teacher/muralist and community activist. She has an extensive background in art instruction and mural design. She has studied under some of the finest professors in the Los Rios Community College network and master artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. While residing in Germany, McDaniel's instructed art classes for two years on military bases and organized art exhibitions and programs. In addition, she has over 25 years of community involvement with various organizations that support the arts through displays, artist residences, community activism, community murals, and organizing community-based festivals in South Sacramento. Has contributed to over 150 murals to the  Sacramento, Stockton, and San Francisco landscape.

Larissa AK Johnson- Chicago IL 


Ms. Johnson is the president of Race to Knowledge and Beyond, successor to her late mother's organization, and founder of the Social Move. She received her Visual Arts Certification from the University of Chicago Graham School and Hyde Park Art Center in 2017, and her focus is on photography and curation. She is the curator for Sounding Bronzeville, a gathering space along the Burnham Wildlife Corridor. She was featured by the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network in "Experimental-ism." At the same time, we examined the state of our environment in 2019, presenting an outdoor video wall projection installation of animation and slides of Black Bodies/Black Life.

Ceremonial Teas in the Context of African American Socials Life


SALON SERIES:
February 15th, 2021, is not a well-known day outside the African American community as a memorable holiday. Still, it is just that to the 12 percent of the U.S. population of African American descent. The Tea Ceremony was thought to have been developed by house slaves during the final decades before Emancipation.

All programming will execute social distancing practices, RSVP limited seating, and join us on ZOOM.


Curatorial Practice in the Virtual Space- A Creative Conversation with Fran Joy 07/07 by Phantom Gallery Chicago Network | Visual Arts

Curatorial Practice in the Virtual Space- A Creative Conversation with Fran Joy 07/07 by Phantom Gallery Chicago Network | Visual Arts:



FRAN JOY, a recipient of the Evanston Mayor's Individual Artist of the Year Award, is known for her works depicting women's issues and topics of social injustice. Her subjects are wide-ranging, including intimate portraiture, ethereal figures, historical portrayals, tribal imagery, scenes of violent injustice, and cosmic vistas.

Fran is a visual artist, curator, designer, and life coach who grew up in a small town in southern Illinois, but who subsequently has called New Orleans, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Evanston home, and who makes frequent visits to New York. Fran has a depth of experience in curating. She created and curated the? Justice for Peace? exhibit for the Noyes Cultural Art Center, which included local and Chicago artists as well as ETHS art students. She produced and curated shows for the Executive Director of the Illinois Arts Alliance at the time, Ra Joy for the Chicago Home Theater Art and Music Festival.

She helped curate one of Evanston's World Lakefront festivals and the Illinois One State Art Convention for the Arts held at Evanston's Orrington Hotel. She curated a show for Art Encounter at the three-story historic home of collectors Ra and Falona Joy in Bronzeville.
"Art is Business"