ART DOWN VOLUME I
Opening wine and cheese. reception will be Sunday, January 6th, 2019 5pm-7pm
Art Down, is a multi-medium/multi-artist exhibit at Art of Noize in Washington DC’s Petworth neighborhood. Featuring the creative work of four African-American artists located in the District,
Maryland, and Virginia metropolitan area, Art Down showcases cardboard art by the maker known as “King Anvil” Tyrone Taylor, paintings by Natalie Ballard, and photography by David Arthur and Jonathan Bartlett.
Additional images can be found online at ArtDown.tumblr.com.
Art of Noize is located at 3927 Georgia Avenue NW, Suite 3, Washington DC 20011.
Art of Noize is a multi-purpose artist studio in the Petworth area of Washington, DC.
Opened in 2017, Art of Noize provides artists a place to showcase their talents in an intimate setting.
Art of Noize hosts events that offers a variety of artistic media and performance disciplines in a “living room” setting, each reflecting one of our three pillars: art, film and music. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the Artists
Natalie Ballard (born 1934, Annapolis) has focused her creativity on painting for several decades, and has exhibited her work at several events in the District, Maryland and Virginia (DMV).
“A long dormant and unrecognized interest was unearthed about fifteen years ago when I enrolled in a watercolor class under the Continuing Education Program at Anne Arundel Community College. Instructors Gay and Don Shiles guided my mind and my hands to complete watercolor pictures! Who knew?? And to my surprise and pleasure they were not half bad. When Gay invited interested students to join classes held at her studio in Severn, MD I decided to give them a shot and I’ve never looked back.”
Tyrone Taylor (born 1959, Annapolis) I am Tyrone Taylor. Born and raised in Annapolis/Parole. I am the eldest of five siblings, with three brothers and one sister. My mother is an educator and my father is a machinist. I am self taught and we are all self entertained.
Everything is usable material. Currently I am a goldsmith. Cardboard is fun, so is graffiti. Metal to follow.
David Arthur (born 1963, Annapolis) is a trained graphic artist and photographer. David’s passion for photography emerged while working as a staff photographer for the Department of Defense photographing ceremonies and events for the Pentagon including the dedication to the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. In his work David utilizes both film and digital formats to capture the beauty and shape of the human form through light and composition. David’s portraits are an attempt to invite the viewer into another person’s world and to imagine the thoughts and emotional landscapes of his subjects. Like leading the creation of the Art Down exhibit with Tyrone Taylor, David is well known for coordinating the annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival in Annapolis, Maryland for several decades, including many years as the President of the Kunta Kinte Board of Directors. David currently serves as a commissioner for the Annapolis Arts in Public Places commission for the city of Annapolis. David earned a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and Communications from Frostburg State University
Jonathan Bartlett (born 1973, Minneapolis, Washington DC resident since 1991) began his photographic journey at “the freeway school” – what he called his nursery school – which was located next to a freeway. “The Freeway School” had a darkroom, and some of Jonathan’s earliest memories are of the days staff helped him take photos of the surrounding grounds of the school, and then “assist” their development in the darkroom. In 2015, Jonathan renewed his love of photography during a trip to SE Asia. His Art Down exhibit “Emote” highlights examples of his primary focus – portraiture that captures the personality of his subjects. Jonathan has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Management from Howard University and an MBA in International Business from American University.