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Untold Stories – An African American Perspective

In 2019, WCAC and Jamestwon-Yorktown Foundation partnered to bring renowned African American artist Titus Kaphar's sculpture to the Forgotten Soldier Exhibition at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown through March 2020.

In connection with that effort, Willliamsburg Contemporary Art Center presented "Untold Stories ~ An African American Perspective" to promote cultural understanding of African American history in Central and Greater Hampton Roads Virginia. Our featured artists tell their own Virginia Stories – past, present, personal, or handed down – through their unique artwork.

Participating Artists:
Taswir Abdul-Muqsawir, Hampton
Mensah Bey, Norfolk
Theresa Brown, Chesapeake
Alyssa Channelle, Newport News
Daniel Goodwin, Hampton
Mary Lassiter, Williamsburg
James L Meekins, Grafton
Doris Roland, Hampton
Everna, Hampton
Ken Wright, Chesapeake
Taswir Abdul-Muqsawir
Taswir Abdul-Muqsawir
Alan Iverson
Watercolor/ Acrylic

Taswir Abdul-Muqsawir
Taswir Abdul-Muqsawir
Ray Charles and Bonnie Carter
Watercolor/Acrylic

Taswir Abdul-Muqsawir
Taswir Abdul-Muqsawir
African Dance and Drum Group
Watercolor/Acrylic

Mensah Bey
Mensah Bey
Fishing the Powhatan
Acrylic

Mensah Bey
Mensah Bey
Portrait of an Ajent (Ellen Rose)
Acrylic

Mensah Bey
Mensah Bey
Father Duty
Graphite

Mensah Bey
Mensah Bey
Grandpa Ajent Heirlooms
Acrylic on Board

Mensah Bey
Mensah Bey
Ajent on a Wall (Duane Ajent all)
Acrylic on Board

Mensah Bey
Mensah Bey
Jump Start Future
Acrylic on Board

Theresa Brown
Theresa Brown
Expression of Freedom
Acrylic

Theresa Brown
Theresa Brown
Walking the Distance
Acrylic

Theresa Brown
Theresa Brown
Dancing in the Field
Acrylic

Theresa Brown
Theresa Brown
Broken
Acrylic

Theresa Brown
Theresa Brown
On the Other Side
Acrylic

Theresa Brown
Theresa Brown
A Great Foundation
Acrylic

Daniel Goodwin
Daniel Goodwin
Wilderness 1
Ceramic
 
Daniel Goodwin
Daniel Goodwin
Wilderness 2
Ceramic
 
Daniel Goodwin
Daniel Goodwin
Hell Hound on My Trail 7
Ceramic
 
Daniel Goodwin
Daniel Goodwin
Hell Hound on My Trail 6
Ceramic
 
Daniel Goodwin
Daniel Goodwin
Hell Hound on My Trail 5
Ceramic
 
Daniel Goodwin
Daniel Goodwin
Hell Hound on My Trail 4
Ceramic
 
Daniel Goodwin
Daniel Goodwin
Hell Hound on My Trail 5
Ceramic
 
Daniel Goodwin
Daniel Goodwin
Hell Hound on My Trail 6
Ceramic
 

Mary Lassiter
Mary Lassiter
Life on the Reservation, My Mother Cried
Mixed media

Mary Lassiter
Mary Lassiter
A New Way of Life, Love, Work, Family and Segregation
Mixed Media

Mary Lassiter
Mary Lassiter
Our Ancestors are Us and We are Our Ancestors
Mixed Media

James L. Meekins
James L Meekins
Pyramid
Woodcarving – Black Walnut

James L. Meekins
James L Meekins
Free Young Man
Woodcarving – Black Walnut
 
James L. Meekins
James L Meekins
Tuff Learning
Woodcarving – Mahogany
 

James L. Meekins
James L Meekins
Masai Warrior
Woodcarving – Mahogany
 
James L. Meekins
James L Meekins
Untitled
Woodcarving – Mahogany
 

James L. Meekins
James L Meekins
Martin Luther King
Woodcarving – Mahogany

Alyssa Channelle
Alyssa Channelle
Nash I
Oil

Alyssa Channelle
Alyssa Channelle
A New Kind of Mona Lisa
Oil

Alyssa Channelle
Alyssa Channelle
Ambrosia
Oil

Alyssa Channelle
Alyssa Channelle
Brianne
Oil

Alyssa Channelle
Alyssa Channelle
Corey
Oil

Alyssa Channelle
Alyssa Channelle
Bianca
Oil

Doris Roland
Doris Roland
African Gems
Watercolor

Doris Roland
Doris Roland
Daddy
Acrylic

Doris Roland
Doris Roland
Tré and Casper
Watercolor

EVERNA Taylor
Everna
Morning Mist
Acrylic

EVERNA Taylor
Everna
Sharecroppers
Pen and Ink

EVERNA Taylor
Everna
AM Market Introduction
Acrylic

EVERNA Taylor
Everna
Mothers – Those Who Protect and Love
Acrylic

EVERNA Taylor
Everna
Horns in the Distance
Acrylic

EVERNA Taylor
Everna
New York, 9-11
Pen and Ink

Ken Wright
Ken Wright
Ready and Forward
Acrylic

Ken Wright
Ken Wright
Sail
Acrylic

Ken Wright
Ken Wright
Painted Song
Acrylic