August Artist Tour with Milton Madison

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MONTGOMERY, Ala., (August 5, 2019) – 21 Dreams Arts & Culture presents our final Artist Tour of 2019. This a month-long event giving one creative a platform to display their works, as well as discuss and share their creative process with their supporters and the public.

The Artist Tour will begin on August 10, 2019, with an Opening Reception with Milton Madison, our featured artist. The opening reception is time to be introduced to the artwork of Milton Madison. This event is sponsored by the Dwayne Farrior Agency – Farmers Insurance.

Milton Madison

Come and engage with our featured creative during the Artist Talk with Milton Madison on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Goat Haus Biergarten, 532 Clay Street, Montgomery, AL, from 3:00pm to 5:30pm.  Join us for a post-brunch conversation with Milton discussing his background, journey, and inspirational process in creating his works for the Artist Tour.  After the Artist Talk, Milton will guide us through the art gallery at 21 Dreams Arts & Culture, 540 Clay Street, Montgomery, AL, where he will answer more in-depth questions about his works. 

The final stop of the Artist Tour will be the Artist Demo with Milton Madison, which will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the art gallery.  Milton will illustrate and discuss his process in creating his latest exhibit pieces in greater detail.  Food and refreshments will be available next door at Goat Haus Biergarten.

Milton Madison, this month’s creative, was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. His love of comic books and Lowrider magazines would help nurture his passion for drawing until college. After graduating from Alabama State University with a degree in graphic arts and design, he then pursued painting. His works have been featured at the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture, the Birmingham Public Library and The Rosa Parks Museum. Along with Sunny Paulk, Milton designed and painted a mural at That’s My Child Youth Center where he also taught art.

In his current series, Milton is paying homage to the art form known as “HIP-HOP.” Growing up alongside this art form since its conception similar to a sibling of the same age. The powerful sound and presence of this music were like no other. It demanded your attention.

With rhythms, rhymes, and beats, Hip-Hop’s influence has vibrated the world and shaped a culture. From music to fashion and style; branding to political and social issues. The energy found in this music and literary art form helped a generation of youth cope and gave them a voice that reflected the problems of urban communities around America. The art has evolved today to be a force greater than anyone could have ever imagined. And it continues to grow. Like Hip-Hop, Milton hopes to use his art to help inspire people to aspire. 

The Artist Tour is free and open to the public.  Even though the events are free, registration for each event may be done online at any time at http://21dreamsmgm.org/events.  Milton’s work will be on display until September 30 in the art gallery.  

All rights reserved, Gumptown Magazine. Copyright 2019.

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