High Museum 2017 Event - Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan
From the venue:
Every week on Sunday noon-5 p.m. until Jan. 31, 2018 Every week on Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. until Jan. 31, 2018 Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. until Jan. 31, 2018
The High Museum celebrates the creative career of author and artist Ashley Bryan with an exhibit that features more than 70 works from almost two dozen of Bryan’s children’s books. Despite a tumultuous start in life, studying art during the Great Depression and being denied access to art schools due to racism, Bryan has created art that enthralls audiences of all ages. His children’s books contain a multitude of artistic mediums like gouache paintings, ink drawings, collages, linocut prints and much more. Ashley tells stories through a wide range of artistic mediums to reflect influences from African folklore, poetry and jazz (like in The Adventures of Aku, 1976, pictured above). Stop by the High to experience the colorful and textural differences in each of Bryan’s works. Don’t fret if time isn’t on your side, this exhibit is open through January 2018.
— Nyasha Drakes