Paper Plastics Ceramics Wood | Rosalyn Myles
A featured piece that will be in The William Grant Still Arts Center is “Christie”.
Christie | Oil On Canvas
This painting features the lovely Christie! 1968 welcomed Christie into the Mattel family, Barbie’s first African American friend.
Christie is an important figure in the Black Power movement, appearing the same year as the black-gloved salute by John Carlos and Tommie Smith in the Olympics and the year before TVs Julia appeared. When Christie first appeared on the doll market, she made the bold, undeniable statement that an ebony skinned doll can be strikingly beautiful too. Unlike her predecessors and contemporaries, Christie was sophisticated, savvy, and up-to-the-minute. Like Barbie, Christie broke stereotypes and became a standard-bearer who permanently altered the American media’s multi-ethnic definition of beauty.
Christie is gleaming with inner brilliance, wearing a gold and silver lame jumpsuit. Bright and beautiful, she’s got the midas touch!
Grand Hyatt | Festival Of Trees Fine Art Exhibit
Grand Hyatt San Diego has partnered with Alexander Salazar Fine Art and It’s All About the Kids® Foundation to bring the designs of 5 contemporary artists to the hotel in the form of abstract Christmas tree sculptures.
Artists Walter Redondo, Chris Smith, Qais Al Sindy, Isaac Coronado and Alexander Salazar have been commissioned to create original designs for the hotel’s “Grand Art Series: A Festival of Trees 2016” display. The tree-themed art will be displayed from December 5th 2016 – January 1st 2017 at Grand Lobby in Grand Hyatt hotel, located at 1 Market Place, San Diego CA 92101.
The public is welcome and encouraged to view the artwork at their leisure throughout the duration of the holiday season. 20% of proceeds of art sales and all cash donations will benefit It’s All About the Kids® Foundation, a San Diego based non-profit that creates innovative programs to benefit children’s charities and enhance the lives of less fortunate children and their families. It’s All About the Kids® Foundation is committed to the advancement of children through the joining of music, the arts and the generosity of corporations & individuals.
A Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive cohosted by Alexander Salazar Fine Art and It’s All About the Kids® Foundation will be held Friday December 16th, from 6:30pm – 9pm at Grand Lobby Bar inside Grand Hyatt San Diego. Entrance to the event is free with one new, unwrapped, nonviolent toy or a gift card. A complimentary glass of wine, 20% off the regular Grand Lobby Bar menu and free parking with validation will be available to guests of the event.
Learn more about this event and RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/542567095941006/
Click HERE To Participate.