January 11th, 2021 – February 25th 2021
In honor of Black History Month, I wanted to showcase an art exhibit that will be featured until the end of February. The Face Matter Exhibit is being displayed at the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville. Located at 8652 Campbellton Street in the historic downtown area of Douglasville, Georgia.
The Cultural Arts Council has selected a vibrant mix of artists that can be understood by all genres. “Face Matter” showcases artwork from five very talented artist: Felicia Noelle, Diyah Najah, Timothy Short, John Martin & Brandon Maddox.
The artists have put together a fascinating collection using a mixture of mixed medias like prints, 3-D mosaic tiles, acrylic & oil-based paints. The collection focuses on the celebration of black history and culture. Their art embodies stories of beauty, liberation, strength and self-acceptance.
My Personal Favorites
Felicia Noelle is a creative artist out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her works of art are sophisticated, whimsical and personable. My favorite from her collection was “What God Put Together”.
Timothy Shorts oil-painting of “A Dark in the Light (You Are All You Need) II” is a profound piece of work that not only relates to men of color but anybody that can personify with the message.
Diyah Najah’s artwork is also something that is very commendable. She offers a selective range of art including – paintings, mix-materials and my favorite a collage named “Stand Up for Us”. A truly astounding piece where the title resonates.
Brandon Maddox’s “Angela” is exquisite and graceful. “Angela” in my opinion is a manifestation of the iconic saying “My black is beautiful”.
Although, the exhibition will only be around for a short while you can view these artists and their artwork all year-round on their personal social media platforms. For more information on The Cultural Art Council Douglasville, please visit their website at www.artdouglas.org.
Let us know what are some of your favorite Black History Exhibits in the comments section below.
“Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people – the beauty within themselves.”
– Langston Hughes