Larry "Poncho" Brown
- Open Edition
- Measures 24.5x19 inches in size.
- Jazz Theme
- Orignially commissioned by Venture Richmond for the 2007 2nd Street Festival.
- Offset Lithograph
An open edition work of art that explores jazz and musical themes by Larry "Poncho" Brown. It was originally created in 2007 and commissioned by Venture Richmond for the 19th anniversary of the 2nd Street Festival of Richmond, VA.
The 2nd Street Festival is an annual event that celebrates the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood. The Jackson Ward community is often referred to as the "Harlem of the South" due to it being a vibrant cultural and business district that thrived during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was the center of African American economic and social life in Richmond, Virginia and played a crucial role in the city's history.
Venture Richmond is a non-profit organization based in Richmond, Virginia, dedicated to promoting and enhancing the vitality and vibrancy of the city's downtown area. The organization collaborates with various stakeholders, including businesses, residents, and government entities, to support economic development, cultural events, and community initiatives in downtown Richmond.
Larry "Poncho" BrownLarry "Poncho" Brown, a native of Baltimore, MD, is a renowned artist known for his captivating and diverse body of work. With a career spanning over several decades, Poncho emerged as a talented signwriter at the young age of 17 and has since dedicated his life to the world of art. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, he has graced the pages of esteemed publications such as Upscale, Ebony, Essence, and Jet magazines with his extraordinary art, both fine and commercial. Poncho's creations have also garnered attention in various television shows and movies, including "A Different World," "The Wire," and "Soulfood," captivating audiences with his vibrant and thought-provoking pieces. With a client list boasting esteemed names like Camille Cosby and Anita Baker, as well as his works displayed in prestigious institutions like the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Poncho's influence and appeal extend far and wide. Alongside his artistic pursuits, Poncho is dedicated to philanthropy, having founded Raising The Arts, a platform that has contributed over 70 images to support non-profit organizations and African American causes. Additionally, he co-founded the Creative Quarantine, a collaborative effort with fellow artists, where the month of January is dedicated to creating new experimental works. Poncho's art resonates with admirers for its captivating rhythm, movement, and unity, as he skillfully merges past and present artistic stylizations to convey a sense of realism, mysticism, and beauty. Through his creations, Poncho pays homage to his personal values and consistently explores themes of unity, family, and spirituality, making his art universally appealing and awe-inspiring.
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