I'm an abstract visual artist that works in various mediums of paint, texture & sculpture. As an artist of color I feel it's important to participate in such an event to add a splash of diversity in rooms that normally would not have our visuals on the walls.
This event allows perspective while giving artists of color inclusive exposure. Art should spark the mind and evoke conversations. Creative expression will be brought to life for others to experience.
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Growing up in a military family, we ritually worshiped the American flag from dusk to dawn. Every time I stood up and put my black hand over my heart, I always felt a skip in my heartbeat, knowing that I was living in a paradox. We lived on military bases enclosed with cemented walls and barbed wire. I was always taught to obey. Obey what America wanted me to be so I could get a job by the white man. I had to mute every part of my expressive black soul that my ancestors gave to me.
However, my parents joined the military to escape the traps of trauma, lack of education, and poverty that the white man tried to inflict on us. To truly escape and liberate myself and my ancestors, I knew I needed to heal myself and express my TRUTH as a Black woman. The moment I was freed from those cemented walls and barbed wire at 18, I knew that my sole purpose was to express myself freely and honestly to unshackle all my Black brothers and sisters.
As an Afro-futurist painter and being a part of Generation Z, participating in this event is crucial for our audience to see how a part of the African American diaspora is awakening SPIRITUALLY on a higher frequency. We are remembering our roots to transmit the powerful and resilient vibrations/wavelengths from our ancestors to manifest a healed tree of life. My artwork is a reflection of energy. Hopefully I can transmit change within you .
The Indigos are here again.
Ajané K. Williams
My name is Azjah Stallings, I’m a wife, a mother and a creator. I specialize in visual art honing in on my love for creating 3D abstract art. I enjoy exploring multiple mixed medias and thinking outside the box. Wandering outside this box allowed me to discover my niche in the art world, a niche that’s still developing due to it’s unpopularity. The Charlotte Renaissance “An Urban Revival” was an event I had to be apart of.
Joining this movement of connecting black artist with todays fresh public eye means a lot to me. Specifically because I have yet to come across an artist like myself. I believe my style in art is very unique which has taken me years to develop. A part of this developing process and niche, is sharing with the world, my creative uniquenesses, through each brush stroke, awkward yet bold texture wrapped in vibrant colors layered in vulnerability. My only wish is that you enjoy the view. - Art by Azj
Ricky Singh is an artist, educational leader, and community curator living and working out of Charlotte’s Historic West End. He is a founding leadership team member of Charlotte Lab School, a K-9 charter school that was founded in 2015 and the founder of Charlotte Lab Upper School. A multi-faceted artist, Ricky is a graffiti-based muralist who utilizes canvases, pots, bags, sneakers, and more to share narratives of empowerment, unity, and color in his community and around the city. Originally from New York City, he moved to Charlotte almost a decade ago and has led and facilitated many community-based initiatives. He is driven to work with the city to create community-based projects that empower marginalized groups, furthering the mission of the #BeattiesFordStrong mural project, and finding ways to lift up #CharlotteYouth voices.
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