BLACK FINE ART...on my mind
WE ARE IN THE GLOBAL PRESENCE
In the Presence of Black Art was the name of a fine art series that I was going to do in the year 2020...Then COVID-19 and MORE HAPPENED AND I DIDN'T PAINT THE ENTIRE SERIES AS I had planned, then I realized that BLACK ART is not just what I can paint on a canvas of ONE PICTURE!!!!!
IT IS SUCH A WONDERFUL TIME TO BE IN THE PRESENCE OF BLACKNESS. IN THE MIDST OF PANDEMIC CHAOS!!!! I'M SO IMPRESSED WITH ALL OF THE BLACK NEWNESS THAT I SEE EVERYDAY ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
CELEBRATE WHO WE ARE AND HOW WE ARE THRIVING IN THE MIDST OF CHAOS, CONFUSION, RACISM, COVID-19, LOSS AND NATURAL DISASTERS!!!!
BLACK LIVES DO MATTER
BLACK HISTORY 365
WE ARE IN THE PRESENCE
OF A WORLD WIDE
Ten Most Important Blessings of Being Black
1. We Love Our Humanity
2. We Are Important and Intelligent
3. We Believe in Ourselves
4. We have made Important Contributions to the World Everyday
5. God has given us a Future and a Hope
6. Our Lives are Worth Saving
7. We are Creative
8. We Have Healthy Minds
9. We are Thankful
10. We are Valuable!
Visual Artists bring the Sunshine after the Rain
with our Razzle, Dazzle, Sparkle and Shine
NOW IS OUR TIME
WONDERFUL WORLD OF FINE ART
We as Black African American Visual Artists have many different types of obstacles to conquer while living our best life. We have to continuously rebuild our strength and stand firm in our faith everyday in an effort to believe in our creative vision.Therefore it is important for us to uplift and encourage each other as artists because we BeDazzle the Whole Fine Arts World!!!!"
We are so excited to celebrate seven years of our visual art collaboration. This creative partnership has been a wonderful process for both of us, as we journey together into the art world.
JUVON Limited Edition Fine Art Designs that we completed since 2015, while making our own individual artwork at Ju's Customized Jewelry Designs and www.blackartdesignerfashion.com
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF FINE ART RADIO SHOW
LISTEN TO THE NEW 21ST EPISODE AT GALLERY ONYX ON WEDNESDAY MARCH 2 at 10:30AM🖤📻
GALLERY ONYX is on The Wonderful World of Fine Radio Show on FRIDAY, MARCH 18th at 8PM🎊🎉🎊🎉
21st Episode of The Wonderful World of Fine Art Radio Show with JUVON. Listen to our exclusive interview with the President of
located at the
The Truth B Told, fine art coffee table books featuring the artwork of visual artists from the Pacific Northwest. For more information listen to episode 21 of the Wonderful World of Fine Arts Radio Show interview with Earnest Thomas, president of Gallery Onyx and Onyx Fine Art Collective at the Pacific Place Mall in Seattle
2018 Gallery Onyx Book, Truth B Told Volume 1
Gallery Onyx Book
Truth B Told, Volume 2
Congratulations to Julius for being clean and sober for 9 YEARS!!!! He has also helped other people reach their goals by attending sobriety support groups. We are so proud of his achievements.
Julius is a vintage art jewelry designer at JUVON Fine Art, Ju's Customized Jewelry Designs and the co-host on 'The Wonderful World of Fine Art Radio Show' on www.rainieravenueradio.world visit the website for the new weekly program schedule and archived episodes 1 - 20 of our talks with visual artists living in Seattle.
In honor of Black History Month 2022 we dedicate The Wonderful World of Fine Art Radio Show, episode 20 to our dear friend, mentor, creative consultant with strength, courage and wisdom.
Thanks for reading the second newsletter from JuVon Fine Art Designs, you can also read the digitized book about our collaborative 'JUVON JOURNEY into the ART WORLD' 2015 - 2018 and JUVON 2018 -2020 at The Brooklyn Art Library in New York.
Julius Brandon + Shurvon Alicia
Harlem to Seattle
... The JUVON Journey Continues🏁
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF FINE ART
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...The Journey Continues 🏁🏁🏁🏁
by Shurvon Haynes
The year of 2020 was the year that I was going to intentionally be in the presence of Black fine art every day. I was inspired by a speech I had recently heard from creative community builder Theaster Gates, and I was ready to exhibit my visionary artwork for the first year of the new decade. In January, I had an art installation at a local Black fine arts gallery in my neighborhood. On Feb. 29 (leap year) I co-hosted an art workshop with my art partner for Black History Month at a museum. We were so excited to start the new year with so much creative momentum toward our artistic collaborative goals.
The first week in March, I reactivated my gym membership and was preparing to get my summer body ready for all the festivals, fairs, art shows, and outdoor BBQs I had planned to attend in my cute summer dresses, sandals, and faux designer sunglasses.
Then, on March 11, 2020, it was announced by the World Health Organization that the entire world was in a pandemic due to the COVID-19 virus, and everyone was required to quarantine indoors and wear a mask outdoors with limited contact with others. Obviously, wearing a face mask was not included in my summer fashionista outfits of the day.
Yet here we are … two years later, wearing our daily mask as a part of our normal attire to prevent the spread of the fatally contagious coronavirus. I wasn’t surprised by the pandemic, because I had already noticed the air outside was thicker than normal, making it hard to breathe, and it felt different from my seasonal allergy symptoms. However, the chaotic frenzy of social gathering limitations, greedy hoarders of emergency sanitation supplies, overcrowded health care facilities, increasing death tolls, and overwhelming grief was a daily international occurrence, and it was scary. In addition to the persistent pandemic problems, racist police brutality in America escalated beyond our understanding with the visibly devastating death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
It was at this point my vision for a fun, colorful summer became blurred and perplexed by this worldwide pandemonium. I was also grieving the loss of my own personal friends, family members, and national leaders who were dying suddenly from the coronavirus and other chronic health conditions. The permanence of death and dying was starting to become a factual reality every day. This caused me to quietly pay attention to what was happening in the world around me on a deeper level.
I was not emotionally or mentally able to fully participate in all the wacky social media challenges and instant side-hustle activities without recognizing that the entire universe and all humanity was simultaneously changing extremely fast. The animals were also behaving differently, and there were many reports of sightings of animals outside of their natural habitats as a result of the world shutting down.
Globally, we are not the same in the year 2022, and now that’s OK! Seasons change, and as a visionary artist, I’m learning how to adapt in a creative way to help me value the process of developing something new. I’ve also decided to continuously live with renewed optimism every day, because I have a purpose to fulfill on planet Earth.
While in midst of this creative metamorphosis, I’m definitely depending upon the power of faith in God to help me understand the challenges of living in this current semi-post-COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a list of things that have helped me to adjust to living as a Black African American Fine Arts Visionary Woman. Implementing these simple lifestyle routines are essential for surviving in the 21st century.
- Prayer and Meditation
- Music and Dancing
- Quiet Time and Reading
- Writing and Drawing
- Exercise and Walking
- Cooking and Eating
- Social Media and YouTube
- Safe Adventurous Activities
- Friends and Family
We must also remember who we are and why we are here. This is an affirmation that I wrote about the importance of being a creative Person of Color.
“We as Black African American Visual Artists have many different types of obstacles to conquer while living our best life. We have to continuously rebuild our strength and stand firm in our faith every day in an effort to believe in our creative vision. Therefore, it is important for us to uplift and encourage each other as artists, because we BeDazzle the Whole Fine Arts World!!!!”
RAZZLE, DAZZLE, SPARKLE, AND SHINE!!!!
RISE UP AND RECLAIM YOUR TIME
REFRESH YOUR SPIRIT, SOUL
BODY, HEART, AND MIND!
Shurvon Haynes is fine art visionary at The Wonderful World of Fine Art. She paints and writes about her adventurous journey as a visual artist from the Pacific Northwest on her blog. She believes that artistic creative development is an essential human necessity to build a healthier society!