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Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, our second annual Art of Jazz Event was held virtually. However, that didn't stop it from being a tremendous success. The Art of Jazz events are the perfect blend of Art and Jazz used to depict life as an African American Woman. Her struggles, her triumphs, her sadness, and joy being expressed by many talented Artists over the past two years. 

Art was sold via an online gallery, an online auction was also held to win some of T.H.A.W.'s Fit 4 God Yoga equipment. VIP tickets were also sold in which buyers received, among other things, an autographed print from one of our featured Artist Douglas J. Webster.

 

Douglas, along with Natiq Jalil (whom gave a live demonstration), headlined the event along with fellow artists: Iris Kirkwood, and Marinda Taliaferro whom showcased beautiful art pieces which were available for purchase. There were also Live Jazz performances by the talented Dennis Garner & TempoNoir, as well as prolific spoken word given to us by Karla Payne who goes by "Spirit Lead."  The event was hosted by the one and only DJ Krazy T. He is a talented DJ and host from the Charlotte NC area.

This year's event is planning to be live once again so stay tuned for details!

Featured Artist of 2020

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Douglas J. Webster

Douglas J. Webster, born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, is an artist not trained by conventional means, but is blessed with God-given ability to create amazing works with soft pastels on suede board. His meticulous attention to detail in the images he creates truly sets him apart.

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Marinda Taliaferro

Marinda J. Taliaferro is an emerging visual artist based in the Pittsburgh Pa. area. Her work is inspired by strong african american women and pop art.

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Iris Kirkwood

Buffalo born African American artist Iris M. Kirkwood's artwork mixes elements of the short story, setting, character, point of view, with color and line to create Visual Narratives.

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Natiq Jalil

Natiq Jalil​ is an emerging artist who specializes in watercolor. He is self-taught artist and believes true art begins during those moments between being asleep and being awake. Natiq’s work is prized by many private collectors and can be seen in many homes and businesses on the East Coast and throughout the Mid-West in the US, and around the world.

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ART OF

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