March 30, 2015

Arts and Culture

Sunday Open Thread with America’s Sweethearts!

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Good Morning POU! I'm ashamed that I did not know more about The International Sweethearts of Rhythm until I ran across this article via NPR. I remembered the name from the week featuring African American Women Bandleaders. Ernestine "Tiny" Daivs, … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Famous Black Painters

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Palmer C. Hayden (January 15, 1890 – February 18, 1973) was an American painter who depicted African-American life. He painted in both oils and watercolors, and was a prolific artist of his era. Born on January 15, 1890, Hayden was originally … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Famous Black Painters

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Benny Andrews (November 13, 1930 – November 10, 2006) was an American painter, printmaker, creator of collages and educator. He was born November 13, 1930 in Plainview, Georgia and died November 10, 2006. Andrews was an African American who was … [Read more...]

#TGIT: Scandal Week 17

#Kerracters Love this pic of @ReginaKing directing @kerrywashington in tonight's episode of #Scandal. Don't miss it! pic.twitter.com/pLB6SUGYgo— Kerracters (@Kerracters) March 26, 2015 … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Famous Black Painters

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Annette Jimerson (born 1966) is an American artist who works on a wide variety of media. However, she is most widely known for her whimsical and prolific painting abilities, both realist and abstract. Primarily painting in acrylic and oils, she also … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Famous Black Painters

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Aaron Douglas (May 26, 1899 – February 3, 1979) was an African-American painter and a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Aaron Douglas was born in Topeka, Kansas, to Aaron and Elizabeth Douglas. He developed an interest in art during his … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Famous Black Painters

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Lois Mailou Jones (November 3, 1905 – June 9, 1998) was an artist who painted and influenced others during the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, during her long teaching and artistic career. Jones was the only African-American female painter of the … [Read more...]