Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Photo taken by Richard Avedon for a Versace advertising campaign
I will have work on exhibit in June at the World Financial Center as part of the Scholastic art and Writing Awards Exhibition. I won a Scholastic award when I was in high school, and this year work by several past winners will be on exhibit, in addition to the exhibition of select teen winners. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is administered by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and recognizes student achievement in the visual arts and creative writing in the United States.
"From June 9-25, the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Teen Exhibition will celebrate young talent with a three-part exhibition that features a broad selection of works by this year's Award winners, six site-specific works created by distinguished artists who won the Award when they were in high school, and a timeline and display of artifacts honoring the Awards' 87-year legacy."
PAST WINNERS IN 2010 EXHIBIT:
Rodney Alan Greenblatt
Joyce Carol Oates
For more information view: this article about the show and this press release
Posted by Dawn Okoro at 10:36 PM
Thursday, May 13, 2010
In the interview I discuss what lead me to paint so many black women with natural hair. Check it out here: http://bglhonline.com/2010/05/5-minutes-with-dawn-okoro/.