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MAYA FREELON ASANTE and NNENNA FREELON in Durham Magazine

17 Jun

Congratulations to the wonderfully gifted and creative mother/daughter team of NNENNA FREELON  and MAYA FREELON ASANTE featured in the “Remarkable Women” issue of Durham Magazine!  NNENNA FREELON is a five time Grammy nominated jazz singer, composer, producer and arranger.  MAYA FREELON ASANTE is an internationally renowned visual artist whose work is in the permanent collection of the US Department of State and has highlighted in a number of museum exhibitions around the country.

Please visit http://www.mortonfineart.com to view available artwork by MAYA FREELON ASANTE.

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THE GUARDIANS, a solo exhibition of new work by artist KESHA BRUCE. December 14th, 2013-January 8th, 2014.

19 Dec

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About the Guardians:

In the winter of 2011, Kesha Bruce awoke in the early morning hours to see a figure hovering silently at the foot of her bed. This brief moment of fascination, terror, and eventually wonder, has beenthe obsessive focus of her work for nearly three years. To date, Bruce has completed nearly 200 works based on The Guardians – a group of solemn, mysterious figures who act as watchers, keepers, and protectors.
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About Kesha Bruce:
Sidestepping the weight and implications of formalized religion forthe better part of her career, Bruce’s work has explored the fertile territory of memory, mythology, African-American folklore, and magical-spiritual belief. With The Guardians her work makes a shift towards questioning not only the place of spiritual practice in contemporary culture, but also the place of genuine spiritual experience in contemporary art making.

THE GUARDIANS Opening Reception and Artist Talk

18 Dec

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About the Guardians:

In the winter of 2011, Kesha Bruce awoke in the early morning hours to see a figure hovering silently at the foot of her bed. This brief moment of fascination, terror, and eventually wonder, has beenthe obsessive focus of her work for nearly three years. To date, Bruce has completed nearly 200 works based on The Guardians – a group of solemn, mysterious figures who act as watchers, keepers, and protectors.
Sidestepping the weight and implications of formalized religion forthe better part of her career, Bruce’s work has explored the fertile territory of memory, mythology, African-American folklore, and magical-spiritual belief. With The Guardians her work makes a shift towards questioning not only the place of spiritual practice in contemporary culture, but also the place of genuine spiritual experience in contemporary art making.
The show will run through January 8th, 2014

MFA’s Artist Meet & Greets at Aqua Art Miami

15 Nov
Join MORTON FINE ART at Aqua Art Miami December 4-8, 2013
Artist “meet and greets” scheduled in our Booth 216 at 3pm 

 
MAYA FREELON ASANTE – Thursday, 12/5 at 3pm 
Maya Freelon Asante with her tissue ink monoprint and Ubuntu tissue quilt sculpture, photo credit: Greg Powers

Maya Freelon Asante with her tissue ink monoprint and Ubuntu tissue quilt sculpture, photo credit: Greg Powers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEPHON SENEGAL – Friday, 12/6 at 3pm

Stephon Senegal sculpting in bronze, photo credit: Stephon Senegal

Stephon Senegal sculpting in bronze, photo credit: Stephon Senegal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KESHA BRUCE – Saturday, 12/7 at 3pm

Kesha Bruce in front of her series "The Guardians" unveiling at Aqua and her solo at Morton Fine Art opening Saturday, December 14th, 2014, photo credit: Kesha Bruce

Kesha Bruce in front of her series “The Guardians” unveiling at Aqua and her solo at Morton Fine Art opening Saturday, December 14th, 2014, photo credit: Kesha Bruce

NATHANIEL DONNETT in American Art Collector Magazine, August 2013

30 Jul

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Scattered to the Wind – kinetic art performance by MAYA FREELON ASANTE in Baltimore 4/27/13 at 1pm

18 Apr
Scattered to the Wind
A one-of-a-kind kinetic art performance by MAYA FREELON ASANTE
 
PERFORMANCE
Saturday, April 27th at 1pm sharp
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower
21 S. Eutaw St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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MAYA FREELON ASANTE, accompanied by the natural environment of Baltimore City, presents Scattered to the Wind on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 1:00pm. A one-of-a-kind kinetic art performance which boasts free-falling art for all, at Bromo Selzter Arts Tower, located at 21 S. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

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Come and witness the act of letting go and the beauty of now, as MAYA FREELON ASANTE leads us through an interactive experience that highlights both the fragility and strength of art. The performance will take place outdoors from approximately 1:00pm-1:30pm.
Let go with me
Make room for Joy!
The weightlessness
of forgiveness
Seeks peace
With love
– Maya Freelon Asante
About MAYA FREELON ASANTE:
MAYA FREELON ASANTE is an award-winning artist whose artwork was described by poet Maya Angelou as “visualizing the truth about the vulnerability and power of the human being.” Her unique tissue paper art has been described by the International Review of African American Art as a “vibrant, beating assemblage of color” and she was selected by Modern Luxury Magazine as Best of D.C. 2013 and by the Huffington Post’s “Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know”.
She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including Paris, Ghana, and US Embassies in Madagascar, Italy, Jamaica, and Swaziland. She has been a professor of art at Towson University and has attended numerous residencies including Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Korobitey Institute and Brandywine Workshop. She earned a BA from Lafayette College and an MFA from the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

MFA artists “Meet and Greet” at AQUA Art Miami 2012

27 Nov

Please visit us at MFA’s large booth at swanky AQUA!

AQUA Art Miami
Suite 216
1530 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
 
Artist “Meet and Greets” in our booth include: 
Maya Freelon Asante, Boom, 53”x35”, tissue ink monoprint

Maya Freelon Asante, Boom, 53”x35”, tissue ink monoprint

 
MAYA FREELON ASANTE on Friday, 7 December from 3:30pm-5pm.
 
Kesha Bruce, Wrestling with Angels No. 15, mixed media on paper, 12.5"x9.5"

Kesha Bruce, Wrestling with Angels No. 15, mixed media on paper, 12.5″x9.5″

 KESHA BRUCE on Saturday, 8 December from 7pm-9pm.
Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with these two exceptional female artists in person in Miami Beach!

Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe exhibition at the Walters Museum Opens Soon!

8 Oct

A photo preview of this week’s grand opening of the unprecedented show “Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe” at the Walter’s Art Museum in Baltimore.

Exhibition Run Dates: Oct 14, 2012 – Jan 21, 2013

Location: The Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201

About: Featuring the period from late 1400s to the early 1600s and artists from Gerard David to Peter Paul Rubens, the portraits at the core of this show provide a window on an unsuspected facet of a society deeply impacted by the expanding worldview of the Age of Exploration. This show of approximately 76 works is organized by the Walters and will travel to the Princeton University Art Museum February 16–June 9, 2013.

 

Contemporary Response: Victor Ekpuk's "Ethiop", 48"x48", acrylic on panel

Contemporary Response: Victor Ekpuk’s “Ethiop”, 48″x48″, acrylic on panel

While in Baltimore make sure to catch MORTON FINE ART & GALERIE MYRTIS’  exhibition:

Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe: The Contemporary Response

Featuring response artwork by Jules Arthur (NYC, b. USA), Maya Freelon Asante (Baltimore, b. USA),  Nathaniel Donnett (Houston, b. USA), Jamea Edwards (Detroit, b. USA), Victor Ekpuk (Washington, DC b. Nigeria), Jeffrey Kent (Baltimore, b. USA), Mario Andres Robinson (NJ, b. USA) and Amy Sherald (Baltimore, b.USA).

Opening Reception: Sunday, 14 October, 2012 from 2pm-6pm

Exhibition Run Dates:  Oct 14, 2012 – Jan 19, 2013:

Location:  Galerie Myrtis, 2224 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 *a short walk from the Walter’s exhibition

 

 

 

Video link to Corcoran Installation by MAYA FREELON ASANTE

21 Jul
MAYA FREELON ASANTE / photo credit: Jason Tucker

MAYA FREELON ASANTE / photo credit: Jason Tucker

Amazing video footage of MAYA FREELON ASANTE installing her Ubuntu tissue paper sculpture at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.  Enjoy!

http://vimeo.com/45939223

JULES ARTHUR’S Obbligato Exhibition Images

25 Oct

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