MLK Day: Good Time to Remember Artist Romare Bearden

Irwin Weiner ASID - It's Martin Luther King day, and we're reminded as a nation of the important dream of civil rights for all people and the historic struggles of African Americans to gain equality in everyday society. An artist who plunged wholeheartedly into the struggle was Romare Bearden, perhaps the most significant African American artist of the last century, and many galleries and museums have recently been celebrating the centennial of his birth. Our friend Russell Goings, co-founder of Essence magazine (among many, many other accomplishments), was a close friend and collector of Bearden's work - see photo above for Russell with Bearden's 1977 mixed-media work Conjur Woman. Read more about Bearden's Centennial here - and click here to watch Design2Share's exclusive video interviews with Russell Goings as he talks about Bearden's amazing work. And always ... always! ... keep the dream alive.