BAILA con Duende, a group art show which I solo-curated, was featured on FOX NEWS GOOD DAY LA in the segment series called Out and About. Lifestyle reporter Mar Yvette interviewed me live on camera, along with other artists in the show: Mac Arthur Genius Mark Bradford, living-legend Artis Lane, emerging artist Derrick Maddox, and my son Isaiah Bernard Ferguson, who was the youngest artist in the show, at age 13. Rosie Lee Hooks, Director of the Watts Towers Arts Center, spoke about the upcoming Drum and Jazz Festival. Dancers Roxanne & Juan Carlos Blanco were featured in a preview of the festival.
BAILA con Duende was the featured story in four scenes, totaling ten minutes, which aired every hour on GOOD DAY LA, from 6:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on September 26, 2012.
Slide Show of Fox News Good Day LA Shoot, September 26, 2012 (PHOTOS Lili Bernard)
In the press, BAILA con Duende was reviewed favorably by ARTVOICES MAGAZINE (published in Los Angeles), TIKKUN MAGAZINE (published nationally) and OBJEXTS MAGAZINE (published in Berlin).
GENERAL INFORMATION ON BAILA con DUENDE:
BAILA con Duende, curated by visual artist LILI BERNARD, featured the works of 75 Black Artists in Los Angeles (BAILA) at all levels of their careers – from legendary, celebrity, mid-career, and emerging, to those just starting out. World-renowned McArthur Genius Mark Bradford, along with celebrity artists Kehinde Wiley, Betye Saar, John Outterbridge, Artis Lane, William Pajaud, Samella Lewis, Charles Gaines, Henry Taylor, Joe Lewis, Ulysses Jenkins, Noah Davis and Rodney McMillian were among the talent who have came together in a show of solidarity, to display their works in this exhibition whose theme was spirit. The purpose of the exhibition was to reveal the breadth of diversity in content and artistic styles of the so-called “Black Art” Diaspora. The show ran from September 9, 2012 – January 6, 2013 at the Watts Towers Arts Center, Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA.
ARTISTS IN SHOW: Mark Bradford, Kehinde Wiley, Betye Saar, John Outterbridge, Artis Lane, William Pajaud, Samella Lewis, Charles Gaines, Henry Taylor, Joe Lewis, Ulysses Jenkins, Noah Davis, Rodney McMillian, Charles Dickson, Toni Scott, Dale Brockman Davis, Dominique Moody, Lili Bernard, Derrick Maddox, Isabelle Lutterodt, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Vincent Johnson, Bernard Hoyes, Charles Bibbs, Joseph Sims, Duane Paul, Zeal Harris, Miles Regis, Castillo, Aaron Waugh, Rosalyn Myles, Carlos Spivey, Raksha Parekh, Steven J. Brooks, Teresa Tolliver, Lavialle Campbell, Yrneh Gabon Brown, Michael Massenburg, J Michael Walker, Anna Martine Whitehead, George Evans, Keith Mikell, La Monte Westmoreland, Donna Brown, June Edmonds, Silfredo La O, Wendell Wiggins, Moses Ball, Charla Puryear, Mark Broyard, Numa Perrier, Samuel Levi Jones, Milton Loupe, Ngene Mwaura, Donna Angers, AfraShe Asungi, Samuel Pace, Lisa Diane Wedgeworth, Angela Briggs, Enoch Mack, Ingrid Elburg, Buena Johnson, Sharon Barnes, Yohannes Tesfaye, Greg Pitts, Donald Bernard, Andre Ajibade, Miriam Moore, Kevin Thompson, Karien Zachery, Jim Starks, Jr., Liliane Lathan, Isaiah Bernard Ferguson, plus two artists in memoriam: Willie Middlebrook and Joseph Beckles.