On Friday, July 7th, 2017 I was invited to attend the Broken Stories art event. The event was held at Notch 8 Gallery which is in Historic South Atlanta. All of the art was created by Miya Bailey, and was also on sale. I must say as soon as I pulled up to the event it was packed. The event was from 7 to 11 pm and I arrived at 10:00 pm and the crowd was still growing! Seeing how huge the crowd was, gave me a really great feeling about the event.
When I walked into the event, they were playing music and doing a lot of mash ups. I will say that the music really set the vibe. Everyone was talking amongst each other and sipping wine. After I felt out the place, I started to look at the art. The art was so unique, it was like re living my childhood. Many of the paintings included lots of cartoon characters that I grew up watching on TV.
Some of the characters included were the Flintstones, Barney, Fat Albert, and Caillou. There were a lot of paintings in this event, and they were all different and interesting in their own way. Also, most of the paintings were water mark paintings and it made them so much more interesting. It even had me thinking to myself “Can I paint like this”. The energy in the event was just so positive and relaxing and it was good to see people come together and talk about certain pieces of art.
The crowd had a wide variety of different ages, which I thought was cool. As I made my way to the last wall of pictures, I realised they were selling wine and other alcoholic beverages for a great price. As I got to the end of the event, I saw Jawan Harris, an RCA recording artist. I started a conversation with him about a painting that had 3 figures in it, with writing that said: ” We Once Were Brothers”. I noticed that one of the figures had a halo over their head, the other had a horn on its head, and the last figure didn’t have anything on its head. Once we realised the depth of the picture we started talking about the meaning of it.
Seeing this picture made me realise the whole concept of all the art, which was to open our minds and think. I’m really grateful to have been able to attend this event and represent TUC magazine.