Art from the Heart
Opening Reception Thursday April 16, 5-7pm
Thursday, April 16 - Thursday, April 30, 2009Augusta Savage Gallery
Free and open to the public.
A solo exhibition of recent works by Yusef Lateef. This Grammy Award-winning composer, performer, recording artist, author, educator and philosopher has been a major force on the international musical scene for more than six decades. He is universally acknowledged as on of the great living masters and innovators in the African American tradition of autophysiopsychic music, which comes from one's spiritual, physical and emotional self. In this rare exhibit Yusef Lateef once again shows himself to be a fully engaged student of life, with an endless supply of curiosity and joy. In his words: "It has been said: 'If you must paint, then, paint trees.' Therefore, I conclude that the many trees created by Providence serve as a prototype for my embodiment of my intuitive feelings and conceptions where-by Providence strengthens and excites the beauty which is already in your heart." Lateef's trees, created in the last two years since his retirement from the University of Massachusetts Amherst are far from conventional, as one might expect, giving us yet another glimpse into his fully engaged life.
Opening ReceptionArt from the Heart
Thursday, April 16, 2009
,5:00 pm to 7:00 pm