Co-Founders of Delusions of Grandeur at Prizm Art Fair

Published on Jan 9, 2017

Contemporary Black Artist Movements: Artists Jamea Richmond-Edwards and Amber Robles-Gordon, Co-Founders of Delusions of Grandeur artist collective will speak of the relevancy, evolution and power of artist collectives and artistic movements. Richmond-Edwards and Robles-Gordon, parlayed a series of conversations about personal experiences in the art world, the cultural influence and legacy of Howard University, and the examination of artist group and movements such as Spiral, Black Artists of DC, Africobfra and the Black Arts Movement to build a contemporary art cannon. Delusions of Grandeur is a collective of emerging artists brought together by a shared interest and commitment to their art, a need to provide critique and commentary on social infrastructures within American society and to contribute to the prominence of the collective black voice and presence within contemporary art. Delusions of Grandeur is comprised of artists Shaunte Gates, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Amber Robles-Gordon, Stan Squirewell, Wesley Clarke and Larry Cook Jr.

Lest We Forget, Artist Talk at Galerie Myrtis

Published on Oct 24, 2016

The exhibition presented at Galerie Myrtis, Lest We Forget examines pivotal moments and figures in US history, as well as the everyday occurrences and unknown individuals that have impacted, to various degrees, the African American experience here, and by extension, throughout the world. 

Featured Artists
Larry Cook, Wesley Clark, Shaunte Gates, Delita Martin, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Amber Robles-Gordon and Stan Squirewell

Curated by: Jarvis DuBois and Deirdre Darden

Personal Patterns-Panel Discussion at Montgomery College, Cafritz Foundation Arts Center

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts invite you to the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus to attend a panel discussion by local artists who are exhibiting works in Personal Patterns on display at the King Street Gallery.  

Panel Discussion Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015  
Time: 4-5 p.m.  
Room: CF 101 Lecture Hall  

The artists who will be on the panel include:  

Joan Belmar, painter and mixed media artist  

Helen Frederick, master printmaker, director of Navigation Press at George Mason University where she is also Professor and coordinator of printmaking. She is founder and former director of Pyramid Atlantic.  

Susan Goldman, master printmaker, founder and director of Lily Press.  

Amber Robles-Gordon, mixed media artist  

Jessica Beels, sculptor and mixed media artist  

Claudia Rousseau, moderator and curator of the exhibit.  

We will be talking about questions that were posed by curator, Claudia Rousseau's essay. We were interested in how an artist's use of pattern might reveal something about his/her sense of identity, express cultural traditions, ethnic or racial origins, and family ties. Might it be used to express an opinion on political or scientific ideas, or a concern for the environment and its current problems? How can pattern communicate emotion and express meaning? Does it invite intimacy or does it tend to hold the viewer at a distance? Is it feminist, or connote feminism, or is it universal? Where does it fit in modern art history?  

Location: Lecture Hall is on the ground floor of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center on the west side of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The arts center is located off Georgia Avenue at 930 King Street. Parking is available in the West Campus Garage, which is immediately behind the center. Additional parking is available in the East Campus Garage on Fenton Street with pedestrian access by a bridge and walking path.  

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