BENEFITING: Rebirth Inc
Friends, please help. I have been accepted to exhibit my artwork at ArtPrize, an international art competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that is the most attended public art event in the world! Since printing photos to cover a 30 x 10 foot wall is not cheap, I really need your help! If I am one of the first ten artists to raise $1000 with at least ten donors, the money gets matched by the Michigan Lottery and Crowdrise! Please support my project with a donation of $50 or more and receive a signed photo of your favorite musician in my collection as a thank you. Any amount large or small is appreciated.
My artwork, JazzSpace Detroit, will appear at the Grand Rapids African American Museum — it's a collection of photos created from 1973 to 2017 that reflects Michigan's rich musical heritage and jazz, blues and Motown history.
Photos include Marcus Belgrave, Geri Allen, Roy Brooks, A. Spencer Barefield, Sippie Wallace, John Lee Hooker, Aretha Franklin, Betty Carter, James Carter, Regina Carter, Faruq Z. Bey, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and other creators whose music elevates the human spirit. Inspired by designs and significance of quilts, it will be an interactive journey of discovery, diversity and reverberation with a tapestry of images, music and words. Gateways to music, embedded QR codes will allow viewers to use cell phones to tap into the musicians' world of music; brief narratives, poems, memories and personal insights from poets, scholars, musicians and historians will be integrated and will also be accessible via a website url. Read more