A day I will never forget. My dear friend Sue Kreitzman and I were having lunch at Street Bird in Harlem when I started getting text messages that Prince had passed away...Suddenly, Prince's music was playing in the restaurant and a woman at an adjacent table began talking to Sue and me. She recounted stories of her meeting Prince over the years. The woman was in shock. We all were. At first, we thought it was a hoax. Sue and I spent the rest of the afternoon having deep reflective talks about life, love, laughter and relishing each moment....Sue Kreitzman is a force of a woman with an aura as bright as the sun. I am so happy to have found her! A year ago, when I reached out to Sue to be a participating artist in an exhibition I was curating, I had no idea at the time that I had not only found a prolific and amazingly talented artist; I had also found a life-long friend. I cherish you Sue! RIP Prince. God Bless You!
Out of Bounds: Freedom of Expression
at Blue Door Art Center and Gallery
I am in awe of the level of talent and creativity that I have been able to assemble for the Out of Bounds: Freedom of Expression exhibition. I was introduced to Anthony's work by my long-time friend, Lisa Kidd. Lisa connected me to his Instagram. I was blown away and knew immediately that I had to have Anthony's work in the Out of Bounds exhibition. Had an inspirational conversation with Anthony Boone. He spoke about how his approach to the paint media changed when he verged into abstraction; risk-taking became an integral part of his artistic expression. He was no longer concerned about 'messing up.' The freedom of spirit and action is palpable in Anthony Boone's paintings.
Click on Anthony Boone's name in the title of this post to visit booneartlife.com