Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Living in the Black Age: Onyxcon 3 & the Afro Futurism Exhibit

Art by Jw III and Mshindo Kuumba I
Art Stars at ONYXCON!
Artists and creators in the Black Age at ONYXCON 3 in Atlanta, Georgia August 2011. This annual convention is organized by artist- founder, Joe Wheeler-JWIII and the New Art Order - Group.
Artist, Afua Richardson and Convention founder, Joseph Wheeler III at Onyxcon 3!

The Art poster was drawn by artist, Mshindo Kuumba I
Artist, Turtel Onli ( Father of the Black Age Movement) displays art at the exhibit and is featured in a workshop panel at the convention.
Art Stars on the ONYXCON Panel
Winners's Circle!
Artist, Afua Richardson (far left) holds the seminal book on Black comics. Her work is featured in this seminal book on illustrators by John Jennings and Damian Duffy titled, BLACK COMIXS.
JwIII Joseph Wheeler, (far right) - founder and President of ONYXCON stands proudly at the 3rd annual event.
Artist, Mshindo Kuumba I created the intense poster art and was one the artist featured at the Onyxcon workshops. His subject was Digital Photoshop. Other workshops featured Jason Mase Mason from Street Team-Creating the video game, Streeteam, Jacycen Wise, Networking and brand building, Afua Richardson, Illustrator Techniques, N Steven Harris- Cinematic Sequence and Maurice November-Digital 3D Rendering.
Artist, N Steven Harris (NY), creator of the Fringe and Vampire Huntress
came in to participate in both the exhibit and the ONYXCON 3 convention.
In the Riffin on the Real- Afro Futurism Exhibit...Onli exhibit features his Rhythmistic Black Age characters from the future at the Tubman exhibit... Sustah Girl... Malcom 10... Nubian of Greatness, NOG in NOG is Back!... and BLANGA, the story of the three Black Age characters joining forces to battle evil!
Artist, Afua Richardson aka (Dr Foo) and fan!
Living In the Black Age... the shirt says it all!
August 2011:Living in the Black Age:
Tales from the front.....
Transmission from the spacecraft: There were two major events at the end of summer that made history in the Black Age Universe and more. One occurred in Atlanta and the other in Macon Georgia...ONYXCON 3 in Atlanta, Georgia and The Afro Futurism Exhibit at the Tubman Museum in Macon Georgia.......Created as two seperate but cosmically joined in the focus on Black Age artists and Afro-Futuristic conceptual ideas...
Black Sci-fi, Animation, Comics, graphic novels, poster art, and books that feature Superheroines and heroes were some of the products that fans could buy at the convention. Workshops and a panel discussion which featured Steven Barnes, Tananarive Due, Afua Richardson and Turtel Onli.
As artists visited , interacted and merged at both venues..the two events began to fuse into a juxatopositon of some of the most exciting artists in this synergistic Black Age... a movement which now features four national Black Age conventions in the nation. Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit and Atlanta.

Now there's The Chicago Black Age Con, Motor City Black Age, The East Coast Black Age Convention and Onyxcon in Atlanta.
Artists, fans and everyday, ordinary folk flocked to the 3rd annual Onxycon convention and to the new Afro-Futurism exhibit: 'Riffin on the Real.
Wish I could have popped down to see... but in the mean time... here are some photos from the front!...........Bamm! Black Age!

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