Be introduced to afro-asiatic art at Towson University

February 6, 2012 by  

The exhibit Iona Rozeal Brown: Afro-asiatic Allegory will take place at Towson University from February 9-May 12. There will be an opening reception at the Asian Arts and Culture Center, Asian Arts Gallery from February 11 from 2-4 pm; the guest curator at the event will be D. J. Susan Isaacs.

The exhibit is based on what the artist, Iona Rozeal Brown, learned by studying the 17th century Japanese art of Ukiyo-e prints. It will feature painting, prints and a mural that will be created on site from February 7-9. The mural will be an open studio in which the public can view each day from 4-5 pm.

On February 9 beginning at 6:30 pm the artist will be giving a lecture about “the process of her large scale paintings inspired by Japanese aesthetics.” Ms Brown will also be holding a workshop for students of the New Sony Academy.

Many of our forms of art in North America have been influenced greatly by artists and art forms from around the world. It shows that art really is universal and that it does not exist in a vacuum, everyone influences everyone else. For example, those who are employed at Towson printing companies are most likely well aware of the various art exhibits that are held in the area and no doubt are inspired by what they see. Many of our greatest artists began their careers working in advertising and some of current artists divide their time between their artistic career and a commercial art one.