Drop us a note if you’ve used art therapy or you are an art therapist. Did you know that Georgette Seabrooke Powell was one of the earliest proponents of using art in therapy? According to Michelle Black Smith, “Troubled by the increasing homelessness seen on the streets of D.C. in the 70s and 80s due to shrinking mental health resources, and growing populations of war veterans and the unemployed, Georgette turned to her artwork to express her sympathy and outrage.”at-the-fee
Comment if you know another artist that can produce fine art using crayons? Minnie Evans was notorious for drawing with anything on hand, including discarded window shades, book bindings, scrap paper. She also favored the use of Crayola crayons as she said “they are the best.” Come on @crayola ! Minnie Eva Evans was an African American artist who worked in the United States from the 1940s to the 1980s. Evans used different types of media in her work such as oils and graphite,
Rainey is an up and coming visual artist who’s state d mission is to “sell enough art to fund Black Liberation movements.” I love that she understands how the work that Black artists do is a collective, and important work for the culture. Artists are essential to Black culture. The artist statement: “By centering her work around social justice, specifically in regard to Black Americans, community becomes the key to liberation. Her artwork taps into aspects of the Black commu
Fabiola Jean-Louis In her own words: “I have an obsession with exposing what lies beneath the surface. It is my constant examination of the spirit, and no doubt - my intense curiosity with the cycle of life and death. http://www.fabiolajeanlouis.com/about “Fabiola Jean-Louis was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti on September 10th, 1978 and moved to Brooklyn, NY at a young age. Her work grew to include other subjects, and costumes, as well as sculptures made entirely out of paper.
Clementine Hunter We celebrate Clementine Hunter. Ms Hunter was a folk artist. Ms Hunter was a not so modern day creative. She could do it all! She made some of the most beautiful quilts and tapestries that told stories of the buildings on Melrose Plantation where she live for most of her 101 years. Experts say that “Hunter made several quilts that were [very] abstract.” These abstract quilts matched her later abstract and impressionist paintings. She once said that “I just g