Create Like You Mean It: Sydney G. James Means Business
“I didn’t realize the power of doing murals until a woman saw me up on a scaffold painting at Murals in the Market. She had taken a wrong turn and was with her daughter, whose name was also Sydney. When Sydney saw me up on the scaffold, her jaw hit the floor! She’s thinking, ‘You’re not supposed to be up there, but you’re up there.’ I think it’s really important that girls see me doing what I’m doing — the action of painting.”
CCS Illustration Alumnus Featured in AFROPUNK
CCS Illustration alumnus Mario Moore is featured in AFROPUNK talking about his recent journey back to health after brain surgery and the work that came out of that recovery. That work will be featured in an upcoming solo exhibition "Recovery" at David Klein Gallery, which opens June 30th.
Alumnus Mario Moore comes into his own in historic DIA exhibition
Brooklyn-based artist Mario Moore (’09, Illustration) has always maintained strong connections to his native Detroit, particularly in his paintings. In the Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement, an exhibition reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit rebellion at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), that connection is placed within historical context.