FLOD Spotlight Magazine: Artwork of Ajamu Walker, Social Canvas - Black Wall Street
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Las Vegas, NV, February 14, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Ajamu Kojo is an artist based in New York who recently kicked off his first exhibit called Black Wall Street: A Case For Reparations. A centerpiece of Kojo’s exhibit is a painting called Black Gold which features Dr. Olivia J. Hooker, the first African-American woman to join the U.S. Coast Guard. The exhibit showcases multiple oil paintings of African-Americans donning attire of an era where the black business community of Tulsa, Oklahoma, once thrived until a race riot occurred in 1921. Some of Kojo’s most notable paintings include work from his series The Other Lies and Inspiration. He recently spoke with FLOD to discuss the experiences that impacted him as an artist, his biggest hurdle and how the exhibit Black Wall Street came to be. You can learn more about Ajamu’s work at http://www.firstladiesofdiscoshow.com/flodspotlight4/. The Black Wall Street exhibit will be on display at The Sheen Center located in New York, NY 10012 on 18th Bleeker Street until February 19, 2017.