The gold face of the saxophone dancer leaving its tomb is an exhibition of blackface.”Such outrage has been increasingly common in the course, Humanities 110, over the past 13 months.
Almost 6 years ago to the day, this article came out in Ventana Magazine describing the reasons why I decided to move Sylvia White Gallery to Ventura. It has been a labor of love and an incredible honor for me. Small town vibe, beach weather, no traffic, reasonable rents, respect for the environment, architectural integrity and authentic living. “Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.” Ralph Waldo Emerson The level of success an artist achieves when entering juried shows, obviously relates to the quality of your work. ~Babatunde Olatunji The holidays, which are an unusually a stressful time for most people… Visual artists, who have to cram art making into an already full life, are now faced with the additional burden of dealing with traffic, crowds, guests from out of town and unnatural amounts of spending.Hum 110 “feels like a cruel test for students of color,” one leader remarked on public radio.“It traumatized my peers.”RAR was created on boycott day to mourn the deaths of black Americans at the hands of police nationwide.“Art holds out the promise of inner wholeness,” wrote Alain de Botton half a century later in … What’s it worth to get your work in front of the eyes that need to see it? SWG will be awarding ONE or more artists, an entire wall of booth …In case you are wondering where we have been and what we are doing, here is a brief update. I am feeling very blessed and ready to tackle the New Year.
Of the 25 demands issued by RAR that day, the largest section was devoted to reforming Humanities 110.