People of color should always strive to pursue their ambitions and passions. History has not been kind to many cultures of color, but history is still being made! Gibbs Media Group never hesitates to share those who've made a positive difference in our lives and prospective culture. It's important to remain in touch with the people around us and the world we create together!
Life Through Art brings unconventional art to the forefront of education as it highlights two African-American artists and their unique genres of art: FOLK and INSTALLATION ART. Each episode explores how the artist, using their different styles, reflect and improve their life and the lives of others.
The second installment of Life Through Art defines INSTALLATION ART and features Annette Lawrence, an African-American installation artist with a special interest in the passage of time and an environmentally conscious workflow that makes the most of her "ordinary" material. From recycled string to cardboard boxes to junk mail, Annette wastes nothing from everyday life.
Annette Lawrence and her artful story of time has been a great pleasure to film. Not only were there deeper developments in theme, but also time for greater connection to Annette's art. Gibbs Media Group is honored to have had this chance to tell the remarkable story of an extraordinary woman of color.
Gibbs Media Group had the opportunity to visit the Conduit Gallery and the Greater Denton Council for early viewings of Annette Lawrence's newly-launched art exhibits: "Exception," where her works of linen and paper were showcased, and "More Time," a showcase of Lawrence's circular data.
This first installment of "Life Through Art" came together through the familial ties of our founder, Linda Gibbs. After 20 years of research, the missing pieces fit together to show a cautionary tale for families everywhere.
In this first series, we define FOLK ART, an especially unique art form heralded by the African-American community. It also chronicles the rise of African-American Folk Artist, Ezekiel Gibbs, who began his career at age 86. Gibbs, at the time, was the oldest working artist in Texas and quickly gained popularity in his community and beyond. Art curators and buyers from all over the country came to Ezekiel's home to see the folk phenomenon many were talking about. However, not all who visited Ezekiel had good intentions.
Gibbs Media Group had the honor hosting the first showing of Life Through Art's "Ezekiel Gibbs" at the Glassell School of Art on August 15, 2019 in the Favrot Auditorium. Family and friends were given the private privilege to have the first look of the completed work.
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