For more than a month now, everything has been all red and green or blue and white for the holidays. That part of the season is finally over. Get ready to retire your Festivus gear -- including that much beloved ugly Christmas sweater -- and prepare for the New Year. In honor of the next big holiday, ActivistArtistA Gallery is holding a special private gallery opening reception for Black & White Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit will run through January 17. And you guessed it: Guests are asked to wear black and white. The event, which is more formal than most of the openings at ActivistArtistA, will feature some of the area's top local artists: Yure Alencar, Anthony Burks, Paul Caprio, Chisolm, Kim Fay. Finger foods, soda, and wine -- for $5 to $7 -- will be available. The event is free, but RSVP is required. The gallery is located at 422 W. Industrial Ave. in Boynton Beach. Call 786-521-1199, or visit activistartista.com
a native Floridian born, Is one of the most
unique and prolific conceptual of both fine and commercial artists in
America.He works numerous forms
of media including pen & ink, pastels, watercolor and color pencil.
This Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale graduate has won
awards and contests including Best of Show in several different art shows. He
has freelanced for a number companies including:Beverly Bean Associates, Baron Signs Manufacturing and
Advent Advertising.He has also
worked with several organizations including: Delta Sigma Theta sorority, The
Urban League, The Children’s Coalition, Palm Beach Artist Showcase, Center for
Creative Education and Voices of Pride.
Anthony has also exhibited his artwork at various galleries,
museums and events, a Solo Show at Expressive Vibe Art Gallery, the Cornell
Museum at Old School Square, The Historical Jenkins and the Palm Beach County Governor’s
Club, as well as showcases at Gallery One, Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, The
Palm Beach County Cultural Council Arts Exhibition, A Gathering of Kuumba at
Old School Square, Poetic Expressions, Speak Easy poetry showcase, Nubian Art
Gallery and Eg2 Gallery Group.
Anthony’s painting Freedom 2001 is in the Cornell Museum
Anthony also utilizes his skills to encourage artistic youth
to further pursue their own creative talents and to help promote the arts.He is presently joint founder of A.T.B.
Graphic Designers ™, Soul Poetry™, A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers ™ &
Collaboration art showcase.He was
a co-manager of ArtSpace 408 in the Village in business district of Northwood
Village & is presently working on his first coffee table art book.
He also collaborated with several artists on a project
called Endangered Florida Species Exhibition which proceeds of the sale of their
art will be going to 3 charities, including Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.
The obstacles in my life have not
hindered me from seeing the beauty of the others and their capacity to move
forward. The blessings given to me allow me to be able to execute human nature
on a larger scale of life which is actually pretty simplistic.
I wanted to create my own language; this is how it began and felt myself a mirror; using painting, drawing, murals, mixed media. Although the visual vocabulary has changed it still is how I converse best of those dark and light places; reflect back into nature.
I can remember from the smallest age being greatly effected by light; through the trees, down a hallway, in a someone’s eyes, a star above.
It’s just about seeing.
I work primarily in oils, on several pieces consecutively; as if conducting an orchestra of various sounds and beats.