I am continuing on with feature African American Artists on my blog to encourage the art/art ed community to start searching/researching such artists to use as inspiration in their work or their classroom. Students need to see those who look like, live like, and experienced life like them. Great Art goes far beyond the old dead white guys most students are taught. We must make sure to share the art, artists, and stories of the African American community! I hope that those of you in the art room will use this summer to explore the amazing work of those groups you might have neglected in the past.
David Butler created 3-D work that is often considered "folk art". Please check out this power point to learn more about his amazing work.