The Historic Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Houston, Texas recently hosted the Military Inspired Art (M.I.A.) Symposium. This special Summer event was presented by Black Art in America and Crowne Plaza River Oaks in partnership with the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.
The 2-day Symposium served to create an atmosphere where veterans, active duty men and women could showcase their talents in the arts along with other modern and contemporary artist who may have been influenced by the military. Participants included experienced and amateur painters, photographers, sculptors, videographers, dancers, and actors.
Black Art in America Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Najee Dorsey, shared with EM, Inc. that he is looking forward to taking this unique Art Symposium across the country to showcase extremely gifted and talents Military Artist.
The military artistry on display was simply spectacular and showcased captivating and original artwork. In addition to Mr. Dorsey, other key M.I.A. Symposium participants were:
>Ted Ellis, The Fine Art of Ted Ellis, Friendswood, TX
>Burl Washington, Burl Washington Fine Arts, Fort Worth, TX
>James M. Brown, The Artwork of James Madison Brown, New York, NY
>Chris Van Loan Sr., (Artist, Musician, Curator), Austin, TX
>Peter J. Buotte, (Art Therapist, Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern), Fort Hood, TX
>Frank Frazier, Visions In Black, Dallas, TX
The participants created an extremely memorable experience for those in attendance by way of their highly accomplished art work and symposium podium presentations. Their efforts invariably succeeded in paying tremendous homage to the bravery, heroism and sacrifice of those black men and women of the armed forces.