Here are more pages from The Sketchbook Project. After a rough week of work and re-work, I decided to take this Saturday off to go out and have some fun. My destination was to Jonathan Levine Gallery to see KINDLING, works on paper, linen, and canvas by James Jean. I was not disappointed. The best … Read more
Okay, I’m extremely superstitious when it comes to certain things, and all in all, I try to avoid award talk when at all possible. However, it is that time of year for the American Library Association Awards. Of course there is always Caldecott and Newbery Award buzz, but the bleachers for the Coretta Scott King … Read more
On this edition of Just One More Book!!, Mark speaks with Zetta Elliott, author of the book Bird, about publishing picture books that tackle real-life issues like drug addiction, getting published in foreign markets and being daring as both book publishers and book buyers.
This year I spent Thanksgiving with one of my best friends —FilmMaker, Nadirah Bell. It was my first time eating Tofurkey with miso…yum. I was also able to relax a bit and veg out on movies, tv, and books. I read BLACK GIRL IN PARIS by Shay Youngblood. went to see AUSTRALIA by Baz Luhrman … Read more
Last night I attended the I AM A MAN exhibit at MoCADA – The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art. Charly “Carlos” Palmer, a very talented painter residing in Atlanta, GA., was showing alongside Hank Willis Thomas, Russell Frederick, Rah Crawford, Radcliff Bailey, Leroy Henderson, Fahamu Pecou, Jefferson Pinder, Terrence Jennings and Juan Sanchez. I … Read more