One of the biggest artistic inspirations for me was the great collage artist of the Harlem Renaissance, Romare Bearden. His work, with jazz references and images celebrating black culture, made me want to be an artist. Made me want to celebrate hip hop culture and everyday life in New York. Collage was my springboard to express myself artistically.

Equality…..Collaboration is everything to me in art.

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Every month, we will feature new local artists or group shows in our virtual Art Galleries! Here is a chance for you to connect with the community through your art.  We are actively seeking visual artists – painters, sculptors, potters, printmakers, textile artists and photographers – to exhibit on the KBBAL website. If you are interested in being featured as a KBBAL artist of the month, please fill out the submission form on “OPEN STUDIO” . Because the mission of KBBAL is to deepen connection through the arts, all work exhibited or performed on our website will provide direct links to the artists who wish to be contacted (and their galleries for those that are represented) as well as being archived for the community to enjoy at any time.