Friendswood, TX (PRWEB) May 11, 2010
Houston based artist, Ted T. Ellis, is excited to be included in the permanent collection of the DuSable Museum. The DuSable Museum of African American History, the first and oldest institution of its kind in the country, has been dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation and dissemination of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent for more than 46 years.
The current President of the DuSable Museum, Dr. Carol Adams, is hosting an induction ceremony on May 12, 2010, in which five of Mr. Ellis paintings donated by philanthropist, Mr. Allen Turner. Mr. Allen M. Turner is chairman of the board of Columbia College Chicago’s Board of Trustees. He is a partner of the Pritzker Organization, family investment firm. Turner is Chairman of the Visiting Committee on Visual Arts at the University of Chicago. He also serves on the committee on Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago; founding trustee, Pritzker Architecture Prize; trustee, Market Theatre Johannesburg, South Africa; trustee, Columbia College; and trustee, Newberry Library.
Gallery Guichard Fine Art Gallery, who represents, Mr. Ellis, continues their committed to excellence in partnership with the DuSable Museum with exhibit featuring a distinguished number of contemporary fine artist. The Common Bonds exhibition will also feature works by:
Reginald Baylor, Brad Bernard, Sabrina Brooks, Robert Lewis Clark, Jeanette Wright-Claus, Calvin Coleman, Robert Dillworth, Daryl Harris, Dayo Layoe, Ted Ellis, Rhonda Gray, Gerald Griffin, Adam Guichard, Andre Guichard, Sharon Kerry-Harlan, Bruce Jefferson, Nolan McCants, Kudzai Mutasa, Joyce Owens, Tia Richardson, Ernani Silva, Tony Smith, Patricia Stewart, Marcel Taylor, Nathan Jalani Taylor, Pearlie Taylor, Dana Todd, Bryan Keith Thomas, Raymond Thomas, Buchi Upjohn and Lee White.
The Common Bonds exhibition opening will be held, May 12, 2010 from 6pm until 9pm, with a presentation of Ted Ellis’s paintings at 7pm. The event will be held at the DuSable Museum which is located at 740 E. 56th Place in Chicago, IL. The exhibition will run through June 30th 2010.
Ted Ellis is a passionate man. He is passionate about his family, passionate about his heritage, and passionate about his art. Just ask him and he proudly declares, “I paint subjects that are representative of the many facets of American life as I know it. I like to think of myself as a creative historian. I was put here to record history and all aspects of American culture and heritage. My sole purpose has always been to educate through my art. “Ellis grew up and was educated in New Orleans, a city known for it’s history, style, and artistic exuberance. This backdrop inspired Ellis to capture the essence of the subjects of his childhood in the glory of their rich cultural heritage.
Recently, Mr. Ellis was honored with a Pinnacle Award, the highest community service award bestowed by the Houston Citizen Chamber of Commerce. He also has received a major federal grant, for his, “Art with A Purpose Program” to help disadvantage youth by using visual art as an educational tool and resource for self-empowerment and accomplishing their dreams.
Recognized as an historical artist, Mr. Ellis works are included in the permanent collection of the Amistad Research Center on Tulane University campus in New Orleans, LA. He is now in the company of other great artist, such as, Henry O. Tanner, Jacob Lawrence, Ellis Wilson, and other historical artist.
Ted T. Ellis, is not just an artist, he is a trailblazer, a pioneer, and visionary. His desire and personal campaign to see African-American Art recognized as a national treasure demonstrates his commitment to preserve our cultural legacy and place in history. His passion as an artist, art advocate and educator has garnered many awards corporate contracts, and recognition from city and state officials. Learn more about T. Ellis (http://www.tellisfieneart.com).
Below are other events Ted T. Ellis art is featured:
Beyond the Blues: Reflections of African America in the Fine Arts Collection of the Amistad Research Center
April 10 - July 11, 2010
One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park
New Orleans, LA 70124
T. Ellis included in the art exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art:
Beyond the Blues: Reflections of African America in the Fine Arts Collection of the Amistad Research Center, presented by the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Amistad Research Center, marks a long overdue public access to these remarkable works of art. The exhibition will feature nearly 150 works including paintings, prints, and sculpture, as well as archival materials such as letters and sketchbooks, providing a fascinating glimpse of the artistic process. Like the Collection itself, the exhibition is a map that charts change in American visual arts while highlighting African American connections passed, like a baton, over the course of a century from one generation to the next.
The Amistad Research Center, located on the Tulane University campus, is the nation's largest independent archive specializing in the history of African Americans and other minority ethnic groups. A lesser known aspect of the Center is its extraordinary collection of fine art dating from the nineteenth century to the present day.
May 1,2010- September 30,2010:
Ted T. Ellis themed exhibition, “ Sumptin’ to See: Native Son Comes Home, the art of Ted Ellis”, features over 30 original paintings depicting African-American lifestyle and culture of the 20th century. Showcased in the historical, “Villere House”, a restored double shotgun house used for artist exhibitions. The exhibit ends September 30, 2010
The New Orleans African American Museum is dedicated to the preservation, presentation and interpretation of the culture and heritage of New Orleans and the African Diaspora.
The vision of the African American Museum is to be the premier site that celebrates the contributions of Africans and the African Diaspora to the visual arts, culture and architecture in America.