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Thursday June 20th 2024

Posts Tagged ‘Soul on Ice’

Ancient traditions “unmasked” in Kennedy”'s dynamic ancient art masks

Interview with Alvin Kennedy by Howard McQuitter II “My art reflects a blend of urgan and primitive themes, expressed in pen and ink drawings and rigid paper sculptures,” Alvin Kennedy says. “The latter most often take the form of unique masks that reflects my heritage and bridges ethnic communities.” Alvin Kennedy is a sculptor-painter par excellence who concentrates on making African masks. While he worked as a social service counselor for youth in trouble, Alvin used his artistic talents. Interviewer (Howard McQuitterll) (HM): How long have you lived in the Twin Cities? Alvin Kennedy (AK): Since 1984. I was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (more…)

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