Jonathan Joiner finds inspiration in retro-futuristic gadgets,
movies, and “practical things.”
Less than 2 percent of professional classical musicians identify
as Black. Lee Pringle wants to change that.
Multimedia artist Sarah Marie Hawkins uses a variety of methods
to tell not just her story, but the stories of many women.
Photographer and college professor Dan Herrera appreciates
the art of using older or alternative methods in his work; some
of his techniques date back 200 years or more.
A professional clarinetist broadens her creative output with
ceramics, writing, filmmaking, multimedia performances — and
Sudhakaran calls her work abstract minimalism, and she
applies paint to canvas in layers, creating an ethereal effect
that suggests movement and contemplation.
The Crocker Art Museum’s 2021 annual Art Auction Season is online and in-person, with more than 300 works from the region’s most prominent established and emerging artists open for bidding.
Akira Beard recently became a tattoo artist so he could “go
anywhere, tattoo, make money while I’m there, trying to open up
doors of opportunity with my actual art,” he says.
Jupiter Lockett paints in a free and childlike manner, but
his subject matter focuses on the Black experience and is
intended to make the viewer uncomfortable.
June Steckler is optimistic about the Capital Region’s art scene
and her role in it as both artist and curator.