Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Support the Scene


On Thursday, April 15 I went out to Brooklyn to support the FINAL showcase



Wings Of Art is all about supporting people, especially young people who are paving their way.

The last showcase at the 5 spot lounge was DOPE with a variety of talents, on deck:

- Poets

- Singers

- Rappers


-  A Band

It was a relaxing vibe with real knowledge and facts being told by these DOPE talents.

Since you couldn't make it...Check out the video:

One of the featured talents named Sciryl Cooper

is doing amazing things himself!

Check it out:

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Embrace Haitian Art

Blessings Beautiful People,

I would like to cordially invite you to "Restoring Haitian Pride through Art", which is an artistic event in showcasing Haitian art throughout the American community.

Before and after the unfortunate earthquake tragedy on January 12, 2010 the people of Haiti have undoubtedly fostered a rich artistic community.

For which, Haiti continues to serve as a reflection as the first Black Democratic Nation.

Haiti is a country that continues to face adversities. As a Haitian American, I believe I must





people about the Haitian culture through art.

Haitian people have a story to tell through their art. This event is a WONDERFUL exploration into the Haitian culture that is bound to inspire art lovers and those who have a cultureal interest in the Caribbean island.

Please help WINGS OF ART and the other sponsors in
cultivating the Haitian culture and the Arts.

Restoring Haitian Pride through Art

Brooklyn Artists Gym

168 7th street, 3rd floor

Sunday, May 2, 2010 


R.S.V.P at

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration

Blessings Beautiful People,

Saturday, April 10 I when out to BedStuy, BROOOKLYN!!! 

to show love to Dante and the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration team.

It was a calm environment with music in the background with a live drummer and DJ, 

who was bringing us back to the tribe with vibrant sounds. 

I seen a few people vibing out with their wine, while others viewed Dante's work with side conversations.

I must say Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration is bringing a new aspect to the BedStuy community and what better way than through ART.  

When speaking to Dante I new he was not a New Yorker so I asked where he's from and he's from the A-Town (Atlanta). He's been traveling throughout the U.S. in showcasing his work, even though it's a side thing for him.

Dante's work deals with body images which can be seen with his light paint brushes and vibrant colors. 

Check out Dante's work:


" create art that mimics true life experiences, by embracing what pleases me but also that which disturbs me. Even those experiences that are not so positive, I aim to articulate in a beautiful way." ~Dante~

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tomorrow's Talent- Digital Painting

Peace and Blessings,

The time has arrived to announce our "Tomorrow's Talent

the Mr. Charlton Palmer aka CP the Artist.

CP The Artist is a self taught artist. He has a variety of work that portrays life, love, hope, tragedy, purpose, self-expression, and spirituality.

His work has a little urban, digital, abstract, modern, and classical art. But, with a more speciality in digital painting, graphic art, traditional oil, and acrylic painting.

To sum it up, his work gives the viewer of an old school feel of painting with a modern and digital feel, which is more relatable to todays form of art. 

WOA believes and knows you will appreciate his work, as well as, his insight on ART

1. What's ART to you?

Art is the expression of beauty, life, death, and all in between done by the works of the mind.

2. When did you realize or appreciate your craft?

I realized my craft around the first grade. My cousin who was in the second or third grade, showed me a picture he drew. I looked at it and I said, "I can do better than that." From  there art was something I did to amuse people. Today, I only appreciate my craft when I'm able to just let myself go. Meaning I just open up to my heart and soul and I create.

3. During your artistic journey, what saying or situation did you come across that you will never forget?

Vincent Van Gogh "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." Those words are so true and meaningful.

I like to open my mind and surprise myself. In the movie StepBrothers, Will Ferrell's character says to his brother, "When I sing, it's like I'm hovering over myself, watching myself sing." It's so funny because I am not satisfied until I am able to amaze myself.

4. Have you come across bumps through your artistic journey? If so, what happened? What motivated you through it?

Yes, one of the bumps was finding out who, as an artist, I wanted to be. I struggled over what style I should have, who I'd market myself too, and what type of artist I wanted to be known for. I ended up just being me, undefined and unpredictable in my art. I threw out all the labels and I decided to do whatever art I wanted to do.

5. I had read that you would like to reach out the youth through your craft. Why?

Yes, when I grew up I didn't like to listen to my parents or teachers. I was rebellious. I believe that using my talent and positive examples can help the youth stay or go the right direction. I want the youth to believe in themselves, dream big, fight for their goals, and to care about others. I had visited a Tri-Cities High School in Atlanta. I met with the gifted and talented art students. I lectured them on techniques and my journey. They asked a lot of questions and were so thankful for me to talk to them. It was an amazing experience I will never forget. My hope is that I can be a positive role model in a world that has a few good ones.

6. What INSPIRES your craft?

God. I can't do anything without him. He is my greatest inspiration, because he gave me my talent.

7. Lastly, what would you say to the inspiring artist out there, who are afraid to take that risk?

I say "Walk by faith and not by sight." We all are afraid of the unknown. But if God's given you a gift, He wants you to use it. God obviously has your back. He is forever faithful.

Vincent Van Gogh "I am still far from being what I want to be. But with God's help I shall succeed."

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Lupe Fiasco & Co. = April Concert Month

"I get my energy from inner G" - [I'm Beamin - Lupe Fiasco]

Now maybe its me, but i love that line... along with all other things Lupe. He has made being a nerd cool and has turned losers into lasers. (The concept behind his upcoming album, Lasers).

So who wouldn't want to see the man himself live, in-concert? I know I would and I'm going to try my best to catch one of his 2 upcoming shows in NYC.

Here are the dates for Lupe's shows and other great artist:

April 10th 2010 - Lupe Fiasco (w/ B.o.B) @ The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza - Manhattan, N.Y.

April 11th 2010 - Lupe Fiasco (w/ B.o.B) @ The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza - Manhattan, N.Y.

April 17th 2010 - Snoop Dogg @ Adelphi University - Garden City, N.Y.

April 17th 2010 - J.Cole @ Adelphi University (evening show) - Garden City, N.Y.

April 19th 2010 - Snoop Dogg @ Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, N.Y.

April 20th 2010 - Snoop Dogg @ The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza - Manhattan, N.Y.

April 23rd 2010 - J.Cole @ St. John's University - Queens, N.Y.

April 28th 2010 - N.E.R.D. @ The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza - Manhattan, N.Y.

Finally, I'll leave you all with a cool video from Mr. Solo Dolo that features footage from his concerts 

live. love. create.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Alexa Meade

Blessings Beautiful People,

I was told by a friend about an artist named 

Alexa Meade.

On Friday, April 2 I went out to 19th street to 

Postmasters Gallery to check her out.

Let's just say you have not seen any painting like this before...seriously!

When I saw it online it seems as if I was looking at a live picture or an actual human being in front of me. I couldn't believe this was a painting.

When I went to the gallery to visit Alexa's collection it was jaw dropping to see how detailed she is with her paintings.

To give you alittle background on Alexa, she's 23 years old from D.C. who worked on the Obama Campaign. She graduated with a Bachelors in Political Science from Vassar's College.

Instead of pursuing her Political Science career her artistic hunger took over, which has lead her to her painting journey.

Alexa talks about her painting in stating, she "invented a painting techinque that makes 3 dimensional space  look flat, blurring the lines between illusion and reality."

Check her out:

(The camara or your eyes isn't bugging out...that's how the painting actually looks)

This work is from another artist (I don't know the name...oops!)