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OUR TEACHING ARTISTS

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Nadd Harvin

Any pronouns

artist mediums:2-D illustration and painting, muralist 

@naddthenomad

 

Current ART 180 programs: River City Middle School Residency program, Art Bending with NextUp at River City Middle School, Facilitator of Open Studios at Atlas

Nadd Harvin is a self taught painter, illustrator, and teaching artist based in Richmond and Hampton Roads, Virginia. As a teacher and prolific sketchbook artist, Nadd's work is heavily process based and influenced by the act of creating and mark making. These elements bleed through into their large-scale mural work, creating a style that seeks to balance elements of chaos, centered around a personal narrative of creation and holding time and space. 

The life, people, and artists around me greatly inspire me as well as pop culture, cartoons and graphic novels, studying fine art processes and techniques, and writers such as Toni Morrison.

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Jaraz Jenkins

Any pronouns

instagram.com/naddthenomad

 

Current ART 180 programs: River City Middle School Residency program, Art Bending with NextUp at River City Middle School, Facilitator of Open Studios at Atlas

Nadd Harvin is a self taught painter, illustrator, and teaching artist based in Richmond and Hampton Roads, Virginia. As a teacher and prolific sketchbook artist, Nadd's work is heavily process based and influenced by the act of creating and mark making. These elements bleed through into their large-scale mural work, creating a style that seeks to balance elements of chaos, centered around a personal narrative of creation and holding time and space. 

The life, people, and artists around me greatly inspire me as well as pop culture, cartoons and graphic novels, studying fine art processes and techniques, and writers such as Toni Morrison.

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Mike Kemetic

He/We

artist mediums: Musical, Visual, Intellectual 

mikemetic.live

@mikemetic

Current ART 180 programs: Martin Luther King Jr Middle School Residency program, The Rhythm of Revolution with NextUp at Martin Luther King Jr Middle School

My name is Mike Kemetic and I am a Cultural Curator that works through the mediums of musical meaning, visual communications, and intellectual insight. I have been a youth engagement educator and mentor for over a decade and strive to find ways to continue connecting youth to their divine essence.

I have a diverse range of influences but most originate from the cultural arts of the diaspora. Everything I do revolves around a sense of rhythm and placement with the call of the drum being the beacon. 

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Joy McMillian

She/Her

artist mediums: movement/performance, experimental video, sound, writings, spoken word, earth based natural dying

@watersofjoy

Current ART 180 programs: Lucille M. Brown Middle School Residency program, Power, Presence & PLAY- Exploring Clay & Mixed Media with NextUp at Lucille M. Brown Middle School

Joy McMillian is a multidisciplinary performance artist native to Richmond, Virginia. In 2019, she completed her BFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University. Joy is a student of life researching and reconnecting to craft traditions, holistic healing wisdoms, music, movement, and spiritual practices of the African Diaspora. In collaboration with the land and its most honorable Ancestors, Joy explores the rituals of clay making; unlocking portals to radically heal and create liberated Black futures.

I am inspired by nature, water, community, mycelium networks, plant medicine, food, neo soul and amapiano music, Ancestral histories and lineages, Afrofuturism, African Diasporic healing and craft traditions, African art and ceramic water vessels, and Black futures. I am inspired by writers and artists such as Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler, Sonya Clark, Dineo Bapope, Simone Leigh, Guadalupe Maravilla, and Ana Mendieta.
 

 
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Khalid Thompson

He/Him

artist mediums: Acrylic, mixed media

www.khalidthompson.com

Current ART 180 programs: Martin Luther King Jr Middle School Residency program, The Rhythm of Revolution with NextUp at Martin Luther King Jr Middle School

Khalid Thompson's art is the spontaneous application of color and mixed media designed
to emphasize free expression. Using intuition, he manifests a broad spectrum of abstraction that suggests relationships to music, nature and  cultural connections.

He is inspired by Nature, music, creative movement, and all forms of visual art. 

 
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