While we're on the art subject, by Ambre:
April 5th 2013// Sonic Eclectric article by Leandra Cameron about the artistic and creative lifestyle of Ambre Anderson
January 31, 2013// You may have heard about the new book that I self- published in late September and that I am using as a platform to promote confidence and self esteem for kids. I am overwhelmingly pleased to announce that "Qualities" has officially been added to the curriculum for both of the Promise Academy Charter elementary schools in Harlem NYC for the first time!!! I would like to acknowledge their trailblazing and innovative staff, in particular the principal Ms. White and Ms. Green, teacher. Also my friend with a BIG heart and an awesome parent: Stormy McNair for everything that she's done to help make this happen! From here, they've asked me to come and do a reading to about 100 of the Promise Academy Scholars in the near future so I'm looking forward to meeting them. I'll post the pics after the event.
On a related Harlem note, I've always been a big fan of the Studio Museum of Art in Harlem and the artwork & culture they have housed in the community. Even Michelle Obama found it compelling enough to make a special trip there with her daughters. On April 14th, aligned with National Library Week, I'll be doing a reading/ signing during their Target Sunday event and teaching arts and crafts to 4-10 year-olds afterwards. It's open to the public and will start at 2pm. The staff that I've met thus far, Ms. Shannon Ali, Shanta Scott, Elan Ferguson, and Cindy Frometa are the nicest and most organized group of people I'm pleased to have the honor of meeting and working with.
"Qualities" 2013!!! The movement making confidence in kids contagious! ;-)
November 14, 2012// By Will Bradford
September 14, 2012// In the spirit of children's empowerment and confidence, I will be reading my new book, Qualities, live tomorrow, at the Bed-Stuy Brooklyn YMCA to neighborhood children and invited guests. Feel free to bring the kids for storytime.
Where: The Bed-Stuy YMCA, 1121 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11216
When: Saturday 9/15/12, 12pm-1pm
What: Reading of the picture book Qualities that promotes confidence for kids.
For more info about the book visit my Chilren's Book page.
August 14, 2012 // Artist, actress, and author Ambre Anderson, interviewed on the RYBRY Show to share her new children's book, Qualities, Wayne Isconservative Bradley, discusses Mitt Romney's VP pick, and of course, Ryan & Bryan discuss the hot topics of the week! Hear the replay at: www.rybryshow.com
August 6, 2012 // The new, cool and informative blog: www.WhattoSeePG.blogspot.com has become a part of the Huffington Post family of blog posts. What to See PG! gives an inside scoop on what G and PG movies you'll either want to see or completely avoid. But, that's not all! Within the blog, Ambre A., duos with six year old Little Lee's to review films, which gives it a unique spin on blogs all together. Now, even kids can learn and enjoy how to find movies for themselves.
Save yourself some time before you see your next G or PG rated movie! Read and comment
on the new Huffington Post blog: What To See PG: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ambre-anderson/review-diary-of-a-wimpy-kid_b_1749500.html
Look 4 @ibraheimbaaith talented fellow artist/model who's makin a difference n the hood doing original murals of missing kids 2 raise awareness in thier own communities. Good creative positive stuff! 7/31//12
After a year, I am finally finished planning, writing and illustrating my first Children's Book! Thank you to all of you who came out to my artwork showing (on display until 6/24/12 @ the Stable House restaurant 1177 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11216) and to view my unpublished manuscript. I appreciate all the well wishing and kind words. I'm planning a book read and willing participant's critique in two weeks. Please reach out to me if you'd like to attend especially if you have kids or like them ;-).
On deck this week is the Society of Children's Book writers and illustrators (SCBWI) that I will be attending for the first time. I gotta tell you, I'm charged and eager to learn the do's and don'ts of getting my book into the public's hands. I feel like laying out my clothes for the first day of school! For those of you planning or pondering writing a book, I will keep you abreast my progress.
So, early this morning, I received a text and a single image with the caption: "Drunk Driver" from Dr. Eugene Upshaw, owner of Liberty Road animal hospital. Apparently the 80 foot long mural I painted in Greensboro, NC was hit along with the neighbor's porch and car. Luckily, the incoherent assailent only took out about 10 feet of what I invested. So, I will soon be doing a re-paint of the depleted dingos or maybe some other animal all together. I'll suprise you.
Tune in tomorrow night ( October 4th 2011) to the Ryan & Bryan Show at 9PM EST. We're celebrating our 1year anniversary with Special Guest, Model, Actress Artist, Ambre Anderson! Log on www.blogtalkradio.com/rybryshow and call in at 646-652-2647!!
The priciest painting ever sold went for $140 million dollars in 2006 to a Mexican financier. Reportedly, the buyer paid less for his 2 story apartment at $54mill than he did for the painting. Despite how easy Jackon Pollock's dripping paint technique may look, my speculations on how it could be priced so high could be for one or all of the following reasons.
1-He was the innovator who made the style of dripping or flinging paint onto a canvas famous. Often referred to as a fractal or a pretty mess, the drip painting style simultaneously creates a geometric pattern which continues to marvel mathematicians & scientists.
2-Despite his simplistic technique, Pollack was a talented & trained artist who studied under Thomas Hart Benton who was called "the quintessential "regionalist" artist of the 1930s."
3-Early on, Pollock imitated Mexican style murals & collaborated with the exiled Mexican artist, Siquerios. Which in my humble opinion, could have very well been of interest to the Mexican buyer of his artwork.
Personally, I'd like to hope that the fact that he died an alcoholic, struggling to make ends meet before his most famous paintings were ever sold (much like many late great artists), were not contributing factors to why Pollack's artwork became the most expensive painting ever sold.
Back to the drawing board! ;-)
Ambre of www.ArtworkbyAmbre.com
1-Jackson Pollock (by L. Proyect)
2-A Pollack is sold, possibly for a record price by Carol Vogel http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/02/arts/design/02drip.html
3-Jackson Pollack by Thomas Chacko http://understandingpaintings.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/no-5-1948-jackson-pollock-worlds-most-expensive-painting/
Jackson Pollack's painting ''No. 5, 1948"