Black History through
ATLANTA'S ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE: (left to right)
Bro. Norman Whaley, Eld. Millard Washington, & Sis. Chalice Davis
pleased" are the words that come to mind when thinking about the
success of the first-ever "Black History through Art" Exhibition
at the United House Of Prayer, Atlanta. Many were amazed to see the
artistic talents right here in our congregation. This art exhibition
opened doors for other artists in Atlanta's congregation who were hesitant
about expressing their talents through art.
"Black History through Art"
gave the artists a chance to explore the artistic aspects of Black History
through different media. The media used in this exhibition ranged from
paintings to charcoals and presented a wide array of views to depict
various aspects of Black History. Another significant fact about the
show was that it involved and combined the works of three different
generations of artists. Artists included Sisters Chalise and Kenya Davis
(the youngest generation). The Brothers were Norman Whaley (late 20's)
and Elder Washington (the eldest of all artists in the exhibition).
Together we simultaneously demonstrated our own personal passions for
Art in addition to educating our fellow brothers and sisters about Black
If it is The Lord's Will, "Black
History through Art" 2004 will be an even greater event with more
participants. There are far more artists in Atlanta's House of Prayer
than was first realized. My hopes are that one day this will become
a national Art Exhibition where artists from across the United House
of Prayer kingdom may be exposed and acknowledged.
Story written by
Brother Norman Whaley
to For ALL People - Spring 2003
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