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I am a product of the turbulent and emotion-packed 1960's, first only a street kid in the Lonsdale Homes Community of North Knoxville, then a rock-and-roll drummer in a regionally famous funk band "Freddy and the Flamingo's" opening for such acts as Funkadelic, Bill Withers, Rufus Thomas, and Mary Wells, just to name a few. When my life was my Art and Music, sporting bigger than real Afro hair and fur-trimmed knee-high boots, rocking Knoxville's world. I later worked as a draftsman for TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority), and then I joined the Knoxville Police Department. Then A few years later, when the artistic urge was too strong to deny, I relocated to Washington, D.C., establishing Geneva Galleries, Inc. Vicissitude, the core expression of my artistic exploration, is based on an abstract geometrical triptych expressing what I felt and experienced as a young man in the south of the 1960's with the challenges of intergration and trying to interpret the stories my father Eldred Libby Taylor told me about his childhood in Georgia. The idea for the three panels came to me over a six-year period, they represent the Past, Present, and Future of the black race, associated with each panel, are paintings and drawings I designed using Pencil and chalk pastel to represent that time in our vast history. It is my hope to engage my audience with subliminal imagery to tell the stories I feel should be preserved as a reflection of who we are and the brevity of our ancestral sacrafice and struggle for freedom and equality.
I have generated a random number. Each artist who has paintings on here was assigned a number so that the random generator will choose who we display as ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Twenty Three of our members have posted art on here. I am going to choose one of the members each month to spotlight. They will be chosen by that random number. There will be no repeats in the year.
If you wish to be included in this post and have NOT sent your personal bio and photos of your work, do so now. You may send up to 10 images along with your own photograph and bio.
send the info to Webmaster as soon as you can
Mike Sandlock is heading up the Downtown Street Festival. We should go and help or visit if you don't put anything in the MAA tent. It is too late (March 30 deadline) to have your own tent. But check with Mike to see if there is room for you to put a few pieces in the MAA tent.
You must be a member to show in the Library: To see a list of members go to "members" at the top of this page or or click here
Four MAA Members
Carol Rouse, Frances Maynard, Kim Cole and Judy Luttrell
April and May 2018
June and July 2018
August and September 2018
October and November 2018
December 2018 and January 2019