A resident of Chicago, Ill., Pearlie is an abstract expressionist artist. Over the past 30 year, Pearlie has worked primarily in acrylics, but also uses a variety of mediums to express her abstract themes. She has studied at The American Academy of Art, and the South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC). She is the recipient of the 2004-05 African American Alliance of the Arts Award for Excellence in Abstract Art, and has been published in the March 2006 issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, 2007 Spring/Summer Anniversary issue of BridesNoir Bridal Magazine and the September/October 2007 issue of Chicago GRO Magazine. She won third prize ribbon at Black Creativity 2008 juried art exhibition held at The Museum of science and Industry. Included in Pearlie’s many exhibitions are a solo exhibition at the University of Illinois at Chicago the 2007 National Black Fine Arts Show in New York and Embrace the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, Ga. Pearlie’s work has been collected around the country and has been exhibited internationally at Cubano Gallery in Toulouse, France her artwork is currently being shown in Chicago at Gallery Guichard.
Ragdale Fellow Joyce Owens attended Howard University, B.F.A., and Yale University, M.F.A.; the Chicago State University curator teaches drawing and painting.
She has had exhibits around the world, including: Times Square, N.Y.; NATO headquarters, Brussels, Belgium; U.S. Embassy, Stockholm, Sweden; University of Pennsylvania Museum; Philadelphia Museum of Art; DuSable Museum, Chicago; Koehnline Museum, IL; Spertus Museum, Chicago; and Museum of Greater Lafayette in Indiana, The Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, The Butridge Gallery, Austin Texas, and various Chicago and national galleries.
She has delivered lectures and participated in panels at a wide variety of locations: Art Institute of Chicago, College Art Association, Purdue University, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, The Pittsburgh Arts Center, Columbia College Chicago and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs are some.
Her many prizes and honors including those from Artnews critic Margaret Hawkins, Chicago Suntimes, Chicago Gallery News art critic, Kevin Nance, Jon Pounds, artist, CPAG. Joyce has been published in catalogs, books, newspapers, and online reviews and features, and included in public and private national and local collections.
Born in 1985, in Mthatha, Mkhonto Gwazela attended drawing classes under his own father in a rural community where expression through the use of language was limited to isiXhosa. Currently, he is currently studying an M/Tech in studio art at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and has exhibited in the Absa L’Atelier Art Competition in Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg. In 2010, he studied and finished a B/tech in Ceramic Design at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. In 2008, he obtained his National Diploma in Fine art with cum laude and received the prestigious John Steele Award for Excellence in ceramics.
Adam Guichard is a self-taught artist from the Southside of Chicago. His father, Alfred, brother, Andre, and late cousin, William Dawson influenced Adam’s artistic talent. After he graduated from Howard University in 2000, he decided to pursue a career in art. He has done various art shows around the Chicago area, the United States, Cuba and Europe. Adam uses mixed media to create abstract and 3-Dimensional artworks. Adam also uses glass, cardboard, paper, fiberglass other various materials as a canvas to express his artistic vision. Adam is currently working on seven different series, Nights Over Rio, Jazz, Abstract Jazz, Kaleidoscope, African Romance, Numbers, and Dominican Sunflower series, that emphasize the African-American experience from the Diaspora to the present day.
Andre Guichard, artist, curator, and co-owner of Gallery Guichard Fine Art Gallery in Chicago, got his first exposure to art through the eyes of his father who painted throughout his childhood. His cousin, the late great outsider artist, William Dawson, also inspired Andre’s artistic influence. Guichard has been painting professionally for 20 years His works can be found in over 1,000 corporate and private collections nationally and internationally.
Guichard is well known internationally. Last year, he was one of the featured artists at the San Alejandro University and the Blue Havana Circle gallery in Havana, Cuba, a bridge of fine art between Havana, Cuba and America. For the third consecutive year, he is the national curator and spokesperson for Russell Simmons and Bombay Sapphire’s Artisan Series. Guichard was responsible for the coordination and judging of the 2,600 artists submissions nationally with approximately 400 Chicago artists submissions.
His work also has been commercially recognized. In 2010, six of his original paintings were featured on canvas totes as part of Walgreen’s Community Corner program distributed in 7,000 Walgreen’s stores nationwide. He has a permanent installation in the Bronzeville Jazz McDonald’s (the 25,000th McDonald restaurant), featuring six images from his Jazz Series in Chicago.
The graduate of Illinois State University who majored in economics also completed the Kellogg School of Management Executive Program at Northwestern University. In addition to practicing his craft, Guichard was as curator of the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago. You can click here to see more of Andre Guichard’s extension collection of work.
Gallery Guichard is excited to join the Tom Joyner Foundation in helping to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the Fantastic Voyage Cruise April 7 – 14, 2013. Gallery Guichard fine art gallery will conduct seminars and provide art by artists from around the world for purchase and live auction.
Look out for more information on the artists, their works and how you can purchase works before the cruise in upcoming newsletters.
Since 2005, Gallery Guichard fine art gallery has been home to many artists from around the globe. It is considered a beacon of light in the Bronzeville community, located at 3521 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Chicago, Ill. Elegantly housed in a three-story
sandstone building, in the historic Chicago neighborhood, Gallery Guichard is not only a great place for art, but also a great experience.
The gallery’s mission is to expose the community to the artwork of multicultural artists while specializing in the art of the African Diaspora. The African Diaspora is the spreading out of the people who descended from Africa as a result of movement around the world due to slavery or, their own volition, through migration, mainly to the Amercias, Europe and the Middle East. Historically, as far back as the beginning of mankind in Africa, art has been a piece of the fabric woven into our culture.
On the Fantastic Voyage, Gallery Guichard’s co-owners, Andre and Frances Guichard, will give you an artful experience and will assist you with all of your art needs. Andre is a renowned fine artist of 21 years, gallery director and the national curator for the Bacardi USA, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series while his wife Frances, operates as administrator and business manager.
Be prepared to find that special piece of art for your home or office while supporting HBCUs. Click on the attached link to experience Gallery Guichard’s African-American artists such as Andre Guichard, Gerald Griffin, Ted Ellis, Adam Guichard, Pearlie Taylor, Kudzai Mutasa, Rhonda Gray, Dana Todd, Raymond Thomas, Danny Campbell, and many more as well as artists from Cuba, South Africa, Nigeria and Senegal. Click here for a preview of Gallery Guichard. Feel free to browse the Flickr galleries to learn more about the gallery’s vast collection: Gallery 1, Gallery 2
Frank Frazier, the internationally renowned artist, has designed these commemorative Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion 10th Anniversary Posters.
Order yours today and help the Tom Joyner Foundation keep the students in black colleges!
The Tom Joyner Foundation and the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce hosted a festive evening, honoring the legacy of local artist Purvis Young and helping to raise money to help keep students in black colleges.
More than 200 people attended the first ever Art Trek to the Fantastic Voyage at the Purvis Young Art Museum in Overtown, which was sponsored by The Tom Joyner Foundation, the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce and Remy Martin. The Florida Memorial University Jazz Ensemble provided the music as a backdrop for local and internationally recognized artists, such as Frank Frazier, displayed their works.
Thomas Joyner Jr., president of the Tom Joyner Foundation, and Sybil Wilkes, co-host of the nationally syndicated The Tom Joyner Morning Show and Bill Diggs, CEO, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce and Barbara Dunn Harrington, executive director of the Tom Joyner Foundation, hosted the event. Greer Christian, an executive with the Foundation’s staff, also attended.
The special event took place just days before the 2012 Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage presented by Ford, a 7-day, 6-night “party with a purpose” that features 69 acts and helps raises money to keep students in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) including scholarships, capacity building programs and global education. Queen Latifah is the headliner this year, along with Fantasia, Keith Sweat and many, many more.
The “Art Trek” event is part of the Tom Joyner Foundation’s on-going commitment to black artists who have been an integral part of black colleges’ history over the years. Frank Frazier, Annie Lee, Twin and nearly a dozen artists will be donating artwork and exhibiting it on the Fantastic Voyage.
Here’s a slideshow featuring some sights from the reception:
An instructor-lead art class with the iconic rock star of art – Annie Lee and her special assistant J. Anthony Brown.
It’s an afternoon full of art, sipping and jokes to help keep students in school at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 pm
Monday, March 26, 2012
On Board the 2012 Fantastic Voyage
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