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7 African-American Visual Artists To Watch

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Artist Miles Regis By Nikki Igbo “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” French impressionist artist Edgar Degas once made this statement and it could not be truer when considering the contributions of visual artists throughout history. Visual artists, through their work, clarify, expose, underscore and inform in ways that transcend age, ethnicity, language and…

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How Dianne Smith Turned A Domestic Violence Incident Into Art

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Artist Dianne Smith   Domestic Violence Month  “He pushed me on the bed, pinned me down, and started punching me in the face,” recalls Harlem-based artist Dianne Smith, the night her 6’6, 270 lb. boyfriend assaulted her. It was the first time anything like that had ever happened, and when she asked him to go, he refused. She considered calling the police,…

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