San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
URBAN GRIOT, Modern Visual Storytellers, Opening Reception
A griot is defined as a class of traveling poets, musicians, or storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history. This exhibit reflects the brazenness of artists to tell stories visually. Our featured artist for September is Charles E. Moss, popularly referred to as “The Ghetto Cowboy”. The Ghetto Cowboy is an historical painting artist who has been telling the story of the African American journey for the past 30 years. The theme of his work is “In Search of Self”. His art depicts stories as told by his ancestors and his personal life experience. For more of The Ghetto Cowboy visit http://www.theghettocowboy.com/
When & Where
Mark SQuared Productions & Resource Center
Mark SQuared's mission is to help independent storytellers working with micro budgets improve audience appeal by raising production value - the tehncial elements of a production, such as decor, actors performance, lighting, sound, scenery and props - in a film, play or artistic performance.
We accomplish this by providing:
HD STUDIO: Affordable HD studios ranging from 625 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft
AMENITIES: Studio space, offices, dressing rooms, grip and lighting equipment rental
ON-SITE TRAINING: Training that helps independent media makers produce effective media
SUPPORT SERVICES: Pre and post production support services: show runners, producers, directors, cinematographers, editors, make-up artists, stylists and craft services.