Well I'd like to elaborate.
- One GOOD thing leads to another.
Published an article about the African-American harpist Jeff Majors who was asked to perform at the funeral of Coretta Scott King.
Oprah was so moved she invited him to come on her TV show.
Here is the link to my article about Mr. Majors:
Writing about the contributions of this extraordinary harpist is the "One GOOD thing" that led to "another". The "another" is accidentally discovering an African-American artist I had never heard of: Augusta Savage (1892 - 1962). What's the connection?
|Augusta Savage, sculpting - NARA - 559182 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
NO! NO! NO!!!
Oh well! At least there are pictures.
Here is the link to the article I found accidentally about Ms. Savage: American Art Today: "The Harp" by Augusta Savage.
Instead of being discouraged, Ms. Savage continued her artistic pursuits and was an active participant in the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural movement during the 1920s and 30s where many black artists - painters poets, sculptors, musicians, actors, etc. - used their talents and creativity to be reborn. America is blessed by this "blossoming" as it has been called. Any nation that allows its citizens the freedom to express their hearts and minds by using their individual God-given gifts to benefit a greater good can not help but reap the bounty.
Previously published at Black Art in America on June 5, 2013