​​​ April's work is simply breathtaking! Her beautiful pieces are often given West African names, in which she has a kinship with. Her work has been widely exhibited in galleries such as Columbus Museum of Art, Southern Ohio Museum and the National African American Museum & Cultural Center. She has a bachelors and masters degree both from The Ohio State Universary! We proudly welcome April! April's work is simply breathtaking! Her beautiful pieces are often given West African names, in which she has a kinship with. Her work has been widely exhibited in galleries such as Columbus Museum of Art, Southern Ohio Museum and the National African American Museum & Cultural Center. She has a bachelors and masters degree both from The Ohio State Universary! We proudly welcome April!

Joyce Lomax

Barbara Nichols

 Dr. Barbara Nicholson, designer of the clothing line CHAMPAGNE & GRITS and former director of the King Arts Complex (Columbus, Oh) where the auditorium is named in her honor. Among her many accolades and achievements she along with designer/seamstress Mary Byars Hammonds designed the academic robe for Dr. Jonetta B. Cole former president of Bennett College. The robe is proudly displayed in The Nat'l Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C.

Woodrow Nash

​​April Sunami

 Globally recognized mixed media artist Joyce Lomax! She is widely known for her colorful and whimsical ceramic work along with her paintings depicting tribal and ethnic colorful images. Joyce spent her childhood in Akron, Ohio and currently resides outside Atlanta. I personally can't wait to see the goodies she will bring!

In the tradition of the great masters, Woodrow Nash’s consuming passion to elevate the human spirit takes the form of sculptures. He builds a sense of mystery and charisma into each sculpture. Through his pieces, Nash achieves his goal of integrating expression, complex symbolism and sophisticated aesthetics to yield striking embodiments of the human soul and sensuality. Certain creative individuals seem to know what they want to do with their lives from the moment they are cognizant. For others, it is a fascinating, intellectual and emotional journey sinuous with adventure, phenomenal discovery and a labor of love. Born in Akron, Ohio in the late ’40s, Woodrow Nash is the product of sanctified churches, 1950s television images, and black inner-city neighborhood schools run by predominantly white middle-class educators. The young student immersed himself in art during an era when artists sought nothing less than old-fashioned honesty in their imagery. As a freelance artist, he painted murals for local institutions and worked as an illustrator. In 1975, he abandoned Akron for the brighter lights of New York, where he became a fashion illustrator. There he also designed and illustrated record albums for jazz labels that represented such greats as Father Hines, Cat Anderson, Arnett Cobbs, and Jeff Lorber Fusion.

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