The Jazz Dimension
Larry "Poncho" Brown
- Open Edition
- Measures 23.75x17.5 inches in size.
- Jazz Theme
- Commissioned by Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation to commemorate the West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival
- Offset Lithograph
An open edition work of art that explores jazz and musical themes by Larry "Poncho" Brown. It was originally created in 2008 and commissioned by Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation to commemorate the West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival of Philadelphia, PA.
The Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation (OARC) is a nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its primary mission is to promote economic development, improve the quality of life, and revitalize the Ogontz Avenue commercial corridor and surrounding neighborhoods. OARC was founded in 1983 and has since been dedicated to fostering positive change in the Ogontz community.
The West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival was an annual music and arts event that took place in the West Oak Lane neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, It was established to promote the cultural heritage and artistic talent of the West Oak Lane community.
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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