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Meet the Artist: Jason Kriegler

When does art beget design and design beget art? When you place both in the hands of Jason Kriegler. An award-winning visual artist who hails from Chicago via Miami, Jason moved to Merida in 2014 to, as he puts it, “…shift the status quo”.

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Artist a Day Challenge 2016-4: James Van Der Zee

James Van Der Zee was a prolific photographer documenting Harlem in the 1920’s and 1930’s with work that earned him the unofficial title of “Photographer of the Harlem Renaissance.”  With a mission to highlight middle class life, his work featured portraits of black New Yorkers, showing a side of life that was virtually invisible outside the African American community.   204 more words


Artist a Day Challenge 2016-2: Alma Thomas

Alma Thomas is the first African American woman to have her work displayed within public spaces in the White House.  The 2015 addition of her painting, “Resurrection”, (1966) represents the Obamas aesthetic preference for contemporary and injected modern works into the otherwise traditional permanent collection.   241 more words


Artist a Day Challenge 2016-1: Frederic Douglass & the Power of Photography

In 2015 I embarked on a journey to highlight artists of color during Black History Month and I am happy to bring this important feature back to Culture Shock Art.   356 more words


Healing and Redemption in 'Placas'

Originally published in the East Bay Express on  Jan. 20, 2016.

Sitting in a circle inside a community performance space in Richmond, not everyone seemed entirely comfortable with the task at hand — sharing intimate feelings in front of complete strangers. 739 more words


The Sounds of Childhood

Sound is a one of our most powerful senses. A small tinkle, a laugh can bring forth memories, associations and expectations.

Recently, Singapore’s filmmaker Royston Tan was in California to talk about his films and his career. 484 more words