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Larry Poncho Brown
Speaking Friday September 4th 4:00pm MST
Poncho received his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in graphic design and photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD. His art, both fine and commercial, has been published nationally in Upscale, Ebony, Ebony Man, Essence, and Jet magazines. His popular works have been prominently featured on several TV shows including “A Different World”, “In The House”, “The Wire”, “The Carmichael Show”, “Star”, and “Greenleaf”. Movies featuring his art include “Avalon”, “He Said, She Said”, and “Soulfood”. His work adorns the walls of the likes of Bill Cosby, Dick Gregory, Anita Baker, Susan Taylor, Ed Gordon and Bernard Bronner just to name a few.
Artist Charly Palmer
Thursday, September 3rd 5:30-7:30 pm MST
Charly Palmer was born in 1960 in Fayette, Alabama and raised in Milwaukee. He relocated to Chicago to study Art and Design at American Academy of Art and School of the Art Institute. As a graphic designer and illustrator, he has run a successful design studio with a Fortune 500 clientele. As an instructor, he teaches design and illustration and painting at the post-secondary level—most recently—Spelman College. Palmer brings unique style and technique to fine art. He creates visual theatre that gleans from history and life experience. In the recent past, Palmer worked under the pseudonym Carlos—his alter ego. Doing so allowed him to explore and experiment with spontaneity and fluidity. The result is a body of work that is less controlled and more abstract and primal. The fusion of his artistic styles has culminated into the perfect stylistic voice, which is fully expressed in his powerful Civil Rights series. Charly Palmer was selected to do the July 2020 cover for the acclaimed Time Magazine, where he also wrote an article about the piece. Mr. Palmer’s work is in private and public collections that include Atlanta Life Insurance, McDonald’s Corporation, Miller Brewing Company, the Coca Cola Company and Vanderbilt University. His previous work His Story, belonging to the estate of Maya Angelou, was auctioned by Swann Gallery. Palmer’s work was commissioned for the 1996 Olympics and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. He was selected to execute original artwork commemorating Fisk University’s 150th year anniversary; , he accomplished the same for Howard University. He completed a project with the Green Bay Packers , which features art for the Lambeau Stadium. Palmer recently illustrated two children's books for which he received the 2018 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award. Palmer remains in high demand for significant commissions. He currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA.
"Think Before You Shoot"
Film Maker Anthony J. Sturdivant
Anthony J. Sturdivant was born and raised on the west side of Chicago, Illinois. Anthony started his journey as a filmmaker in 2011 after writing and producing the first of his 7 installments to the short film series Think Before You Shoot.
Anthony specializes in all forms of creative writing. His abilities to visualize stories and deliver messages through his writings has separated his content from most filmmakers. His goal is to use filmmaking as a tool to magnify the issues faced as a society.