our weaknesses, our pride, our idiosyncrasies and on the faith that sustains us.”
– Tom Joyner Foundation
"My goal is to reaffirm every positive aspect of being African-American by focusing on our families, our spirituality and our heritage and traditions. I believe that every race can relate because, in essence, I am shining a light on the beauty of being human."
"My main goal is to use art as an educational tool that will inspire others to look within themselves."
Michael Rolando Richards was a profound African American sculptor of Jamaican and Costa Rican ancestry who was killed on Sept. 11, 2001 during the World Trade Center attack while in his art studio on the 92nd Floor of the Twin Towers. He was born in Brooklyn, NY but raised in Kingston, Jamaica. He graduated with honors from Excelsior High School and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Queens College and a Master of Arts from New York University.
Our featured artist for the month is none other than Charly “Carlos” Palmer. We featured an article on him in our last newsletter and we wanted to post that information here for our blog visitors to view as well. Learn More About Charly Palmer