By Devon Johnson, Contributing Writer
Devon Johnson is a new contributing writer for Community Arts NYC. Devon grew up in Brooklyn in NYCHA’s Marcy Development, and is one of our New York based writers. Check out his introductory post here.
Tyson Hall was born in Manhattan and raised in Bronx, New York. With a distinct and diverse creative nature, he chose graffiti as one of his art forms because he could always find a medium to express himself. In 1992, Tyson registered for an art class at John Jay College only to fulfill an elective requirement.
He devotes a majority of his spare time to exposing inner city children to the arts and doing motivational speaking engagements for audiences across the country. Check out this 6 min youtube Vlog of Mr. Hall. See the passion in his eyes. You can tell he doesn’t sleep he eats breaths and lives ART.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Ka-Son Reeves grew up cultivating his natural artistic ability by watching the creative processes of his father–a portrait artist–and his eldest brother–a local Graffiti artist. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the City University of New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Design. Now revisiting his passion, he experiments and expresses himself as a painter using the acrylic medium.
Amongst other places, he also displayed his work at the NAACP Centennial Convention in New York City. His painting “Here For The Takin’ “, won 1st place in the Acrylics division at the 2011 Pocono Arts Council’s Members Show. His paintings “Tune-Up” and “Jazz In Space” won back to back 1st place awards in painting at both the 2011 and 2010 Antoine Dutot Museum’s “Music Motif” Show.
You may have missed their opening reception (Feb 7th) but don’t worry there exhibition runs until March 15th. Did I mention it is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC… and to top it off you will see some fine cultural art? For more information contact Bonita Savage at 212.603.0026 or Bonita@aa99.org