Tag: art

Recap: Black Arts Movement at Dillard University

  In a 1968 essay, “The Black Arts Movement,” Larry Neal proclaimed Black Arts the “aesthetic and spiritual sister of the Black Power concept.” Often the Black Arts Movements is said to have left out Black Women and the LGBT community. The conference at Dillard University…

(Recap) Kindred: Celebrating Black Women Artists

BrassyBrown.com &The New Orleans Octavia Butler Emergent Strategy Collective  commemorated the 10th anniversary of the death of Octavia Butler and  honored other Black Women Writers on February 24th. Why? “Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.” ― Octavia E. Butler We are creating…

Recap: Arts, Lyrics & Beats New Orleans

Recently I was invited to attend Arts, Beats and Lyrics at the Howling Wolf. I really didn’t know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. As a daughter of a retired art teacher and lover of hip hop I found myself comfortably at home. Imagined…

Robin Coste Lewis talks to BrassyBrown.com

This interview is extra special for me. Robin and I met about 7 years ago at Cave Canem. We shared some good laughs. Fast forward—2016.   Robin Coste Lewis is the author of Voyage of the Sable Venus (Knopf, 2015). Her debut book wins the 2015 National Book Award…

5 Tips for Collecting Art in 2016

By Shemsi Frezel, Art Contributor   Twitter: @ShemsiU With 2016 just around the corner it’s the perfect time to start thinking about projects, hobbies, and resolutions for the new year. If collecting art is something you’ve thought about but haven’t yet acted on, 2016 should be…