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ISSUE |  May  2018

  • Feature Article
    "A Foundation for
    Your Family"


"UnWed” © 2004  yvette watson yvette watsonfine art

God’s design for motherhood is to be experienced in marriage. “UnWed” is about loving those who’ve chosen their own way. As Christians the love and forgiveness received in Christ is the love and forgiveness we share. What knocks me out about this peice is the strong angles in the composition, vibrant yet strange palette and layers of color infused into the painting ! Happy Mother’s Day


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Baltimore Museum of Art

Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017

April 22,2018 – July 29, 2018
10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD  21218

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Art Sanctuary

Celebration of Black Art

May 1,2018 – May 31, 2018
628 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA

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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

What Remains To Be Seen

Thru – May 20, 2018
220 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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The David C. Driskell Center

Portrait of Who We Are

February 1 2018 – May 18, 2018
1214 Cole Student Activities Bldg. University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

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Seattle Art  Museum

Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas

Thru – May 15, 2018
1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Like a Study in Black History: P. H. Polk, Chester Higgins, and The Black Photographers Annual, Vol 2

Thru  – May 6, 2018
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220

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Georgia Museum of Art Museum

Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection

Thru - May 2018
90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602

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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum

A Century of African American Quilts

Thru - May 2018
326 West Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

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Feature Article

by yvette watson

God’s plan for motherhood is for children to be conceived between a man and woman in the confines of marriage. God’s plans work but He doesn’t force us to accept His ways. What we must accept however are the consequences of violating His standards. In our communities Black families continue to unravel as we stray further and further from His best. It is reported that "1/3 of all Black children under the age of 18 lives with unmarried mothers". My siblings and I were raised by my mother and childhood friends in my neighborhood were in similar circumstances. It was “normal”. It was “normal” for Black homes to be without fathers. Single parent homes led by courageous women who love their children and take responsibility for raising them the best way they know how are to be applauded. Black women in particular have faced herculean obstacles and disadvantages. Raising children with two parents is challenging even more challenging is raising them alone. Am thankful and grateful that my mother was a committed, loving woman who made great sacrifices to ensure her children were fed, clothed, sheltered, educated, encouraged and disciplined to become functioning members of society. My point is there is good and there is God’s very best. Praise God by His grace single parent homes succeed—mine and other families made it Psalm 68:5 but God is a loving Father who longs to give us His Very BEST. Something is lost, broken or skewed, when we miss God’s best. Things become harder. Eventually we make adjustments in our thinking, habits, or beliefs and over time the skewed becomes our reality and what is true  and normal is mocked, dismissed or forgotten. God NEVER changes His word, His mind or His standards. In Zechariah 8:4-6 the Lord God Almighty reveals His heart and longing for our families and our communities. This passage was eye opening for me. Prior to reading it my prayer was for God’s intervention for Black families. In light of His word and desire for His people it became clear the deterioration in our communities is a result of our choices to abandon His ways. Although there are other factors at work what we are seeing in the home and in our nation is fruit that stems from decades of moral and spiritual choices that run contrary to His truth. God has exceeding and abundant good He desires to lavishly pour out on us but the choice is ours to submit to His plans. We will see changes in our homes, in our land Individually and collectively 2 Chronicles 7:14 . Understanding the bible is a love letter from a holy and omnipotent God that created the world and mankind and really knows what works may help in taking steps to align with His will. The choices we make and resulting consequences will affect generations. Luke 6: 46-49 . Be Blessed

Happy Mother’s Day




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Sky, Photo Courtesy Petr Kratochvila, www.freeimages.com

Soil, Photo Courtesy Chris Chidsey, www.freeimages.com

House, Photo Courtesy, Christophe Libert, www.freeimages.com


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Out, About & Around Town

View a tremendous selection of publications by The Africa Center and learn more about Africa’s rich art history and culture. Where? online of course!

Africa Center Publications

Peruse these archrives at your leasure and discover what inspired Picasso .

Hair in African Art and Culture

Black Hair—a favorite topic. This publication is filled with a photographic history of tribal African hair styles customs and emplements.  The images include women, men, and children, sculpture dtawngs and artifacts.—a pleasure !




Art News

by yvette watson

2018 News

The Africa Center

The Africa Center is the hub for all things on African culture. Founded in 1984 in Queens, NY by Susan Vogel as Museum for African Art, the museum was renamed The Africa Center and now resides in Harlem. It’s mission to deepen the understanding of African Culture is realized through presentations, performances, exhibitions and other African arts related events. Check out this exciting resource!

Laolu Senbanjo

Ghanian native Laolu Senbanjo has blazed a trail Ito mainstream art scene drawing on his African roots. View the artist in a brief presentation as he describes his inspiration, career path and success. Senbanjo's website.  Enjoy!!

Victor Epkuk

Victor Epkuk Nigerian born artist based in Washington DC is phenomenal and continues to elevate his craft to new levels. Learn more about Victor Epkuk's work or shop his wearable art and products online.

Olufemi Ibitayo

Nigerian-American Olufemi Ibitayo opened his own gallery, African Contemporary Art in 2017. Located in Los Angeles, the artist/Gallerist seeks to showcase a diverse range of African art, African artists and perspectives.

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Photo Courtesy Cistiano Galbiati,


New Work

“Psalm 23, My Shepherd Movie - The Process”

“Psalm 23“ this year’s Easter card focused on the Lord’s deep love and generous provision for His own. In the works is “Psalm 23, My Shepherd” a movie that expands on that theme. Working in Photoshop the art, backgrounds and typography are developed and modified; scenes and transitions are sequenced. So cool —this movie incorporates a video of rolling clouds ( lower right image ). First time and excited about the progress. God Bless You



Psalm 23-My Shepheerd- Process




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