The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Friday, September 20, 2019

Fifteen African American artists open exhibition at Philip Slein Gallery in St. Louis
Daniel Jefferson, 98 Classic, 4´ x 6´. Mixed media on canvas.

SAINT LOUIS, MO.- Now! Vibrant Traditions with an Unexpected Edge brings together 15 St. Louis African American artists at the Philip Slein Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri. Now! Vibrant Traditions opens December 19, 2014 and will be on view through January 24, 2015. Curated for the gallery by Freida L. Wheaton, the 15 are artists who have not previously shown at the gallery. Fifteen is the largest number of African American artists who have shown at any St. Louis gallery that was not owned by African Americans. The curator is also African American.

Wheaton states “Hopefully the days of denied and missed opportunities for Black artists and white-owned art galleries are coming to a close. Gallery co-owners Philip Slein and Tom Bussmann have taken a bold move in presenting this exhibition.” The Philip Slein Gallery recently closed the exhibition Other Ways; Other Times: Influences of AfricanAmerican Tradition from St. Louis Collections, which showcased African American artists in private collections; however, very few of those artists were from St. Louis. That exhibition, coupled with the highly successful Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Artists Respond exhibition, also curated by Wheaton, has brought a renewed focus to the collectability of local African American artists.

Artists included in Now! Vibrant Traditions are: Cbabi Bayoc, Ken Calvert, Lenard Hinds, Daniel Jefferson, Melvin Jefferson, Alan Johnson, P31, Edna J. Patterson-Petty, Marilyn L. Robinson, John E. Rozelle, Krystal Sutton, Solomon Thurman, Joy L. Wade, Ambrose Wesley, and Ron Young. Their works reflect a boldness, diversity, and genius that will certainly engage the St. Louis community in new and refreshing conversations. The artists beckon collectors and the public to explore their works from a vantage point of their passionate journey in the art world, building upon American traditions in exciting ways.

While many of the 15 artists have been central to the St. Louis arts community for decades, a few are newer artists. From their late 20s to their early 70s, none of the artists are neophytes. The sophistication, maturity and technical elements of their complex oeurve belie claims to the contrary. However, through Now! Vibrant Traditions all are being introduced in a new light. Audience familiarity with any of the artists may be tempered by the selection of art for this exhibition: unexpected, vibrant and amazing.

Today's News

December 19, 2014

Hebrew University archaeologists find 20-meter-high corridor at Herodium National Park

Berkeley Art Museum acquires the Steven Leiber Conceptual Art Collection and Library

British royals mull removal of hunting trophies from Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham residence

Rossetti's intimate portrait of his lover, lost for 150 years, to sell at Bonhams in London

The National Gallery of Canada acquires seven major 19th-century works

Final installment of photographs from the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago to be offered online

Laumeier Sculpture Park completes $200,000 conservation project for Donald Judd's Untitled, 1984

The Hammer Museum announces Aram Moshayedi and Hamza Walker as curators for Made in L.A. 2016

Rebekka Modlen, émigré artist and seminal figure of Soviet Nonconformist Art history, passes away at 80

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art appoints Adine Varah as General Counsel

Tiffany glass lamps lead 20th Century Decorative Arts Auction at Bonhams New York

Sotheby's December Auctions of 20th Century Design & Tiffany total $21.3 million in New York

The Van Gogh Museum ends 2014 extremely well with a record number of visitors

Fifteen African American artists open exhibition at Philip Slein Gallery in St. Louis

Exhibition showcases 38 recently conserved Indian miniature paintings

Portland Museum of Art hires new Curatorial Fellow

Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon awarded $500,000 for historic preservation

La Criée centre for contemporary art opens group show whose subject is the countryside

Boundless: Contemporary Art to take place at Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery in January

Boijmans honours gigantic art space: Submarine Wharf

Frieze New York 2015: Details announced

WWI 'Christmas Truce' football match memorial unveiled

Falklands to unveil Thatcher statue in 2015

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lévy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful