Title: The National Alliance of Artists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Author: Lee A Ransaw Ed.D. (Author)
Description: We live in a time when “Critical Race Theory” (CRC) is being hotly debated, challenged, threatened, and even eliminated from curriculums across the Southern region and other areas of the country. In the art of all mediums for more than two decades, members artists of The National Alliance of Artists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (NAAHBCU) have visually addressed some of these cutting-edge questions and issues that historically have gone unanswered in curriculums across the South. The National Alliance of Artists has more than 80 highly skilled artists, most with roots in the South and connections to HBCUs. These artists and art educators, many with national and international connections, feel strongly about issues that affect everyone such as racial justice, law & order, social welfare, education, and Civil Rights. In this book, member artists present a snippet of their biographies and a select piece for your enrichment.
Title: An Exerted Dream: On Becoming an Artist
Authors: Regina Bahner Colvin (Author), Felicia Colvin Lively (Author), Gracita Colvin Bond (Author)
Description: This is a book of William E. Colvin’s profession whose aspiration and desire were to give and help anyone of need and plan to develop themselves into a career based and productive individual. His “Dream" was accomplished by working and giving on the way to his profession and accomplishments. The purpose of the book is to inspire young beginners who have a plan to develop themselves as an artist and enjoy it.
Title: Kevin Cole: Where Do We Go From Here? Exploring Gerrymandering and Voting
Essay Dr. Shawnya Harris Curator at the Georgia Museum of Art
Title: The Art of Black Music
Authors: Dan Moore Sr. (Author), Jasmine Saxon (Author), Dr. Lee A Ransaw (Introduction)
Description: In celebration of Black Music Month the APEX Museum in Atlanta and the National Alliance of Artists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (NAAHBCU) presents renown artists and their depiction of Black music.
Title: Below the surface: Ethnic Echoes in America’s Modern and Contemporary Art
Authors: Peggy Blood (Author), Lee Ransaw (Author)
Title: The International Review of African American Art (Vol. 28 NO. 4 2019)
Article: “A Vision from Within -The National Alliance of Artists fromthe HBCUS”
Author: Dr. Lee A Ransaw (pages 12-29)
Description: Published in 2019, this 64–page volume of the Hampton University Museum’s The International Review of African American Art is dedicated to various African American art coalitions, including the National Conference of Artists and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Alliance of African American Artists. Included in this issue are many color and black & white photographs of artists’ works, with very insightful commentaries by highly respected art reviewers.
Title: The International Review of African American Art (Vol. 25 NO. 4 2016)
Article: “Challenges Facing African American Museums Along the Eastern Corridor”
Guest Editor: Dr. Lee A Ransaw (pages 41-49)
Description: Five writers have been selected for this issue, which explores subtle changes made by major civic and African American museums as they attempt to build and retain new audiences. Some American museums realize that a change in strategy is necessary to narrow a cultural gap between museums and the Black community, a distressing anomaly that has existed for more than a hundred years. In the past, civic museums were specialized institutions with the freedom to speak in their own voices and address what they considered to be their own issues. However, some of the more powerful museums are re–examining their guiding principles. They are now providing an environment for experiences that cross cultures while incorporating programs designed to educate, to inform, and to enhance the complete aesthetic experience. As new Black art museums and other cultural attractions continue to develop and grow at an alarming rate, it is clear that many of them are still faced with dwindling staff, reduced operating expenses and acquisition funds that continue to dry up. However, there are many success stories along our Eastern Corridor, and we focus on several noteworthy projects where communities, artists, and museums have found common ground and a sense of meaning.
Title: Black Art: an International Quarterly, Vol. 3 No. 3 (1979)
Article: “The Changing Relationship of the Black Visual Artist to His Community”
Author: Dr. Lee A Ransaw
Description: Published in 1979, this 70–page volume of the Hampton University Museum’s Black Art: an International Quarterly (predecessor to The International Review of African American Art) is dedicated to the art of Houston Conwill and the films of Ousmane Sembene. The significance of Black visual artists to their community, the benefit of funding the arts, and the use of insects in the visual arts are discussed in this issue. Finally, a review of Contextures by Linda Goode–Bryant and Marcy S. Phillips (New York: Just Above Midtown, Inc., 1978) by Floyd W. Coleman, Ph.D., and news from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Northeastern University’s Master Artist–in–Residence Program, the Ethnic Heritage Center at Wayne State University, and the New Orleans Museum of Art are featured in this journal. Included in this issue are many color and black & white photographs of artists’ works, and very insightful commentaries by highly respected art reviewers.