Alan Dean Artist

Alan Dean Artist

is creating Art and an African American Museum

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I am unknown to most people as an artist today, but I have been creating my artwork relating to African American and Africa people and culture since the mid-1970s. In the mid-1970s I had the honor of presenting a drawing I did of Muhammad Ali to him that hung in his training camp in Deer Lake Pa until it closed. Muhammad and I belonged to the same religious community, and I had the previous of attending several community events with him. Furthermore, I was fortunate to have visited Muhammed Ali ’s training camp in Deer Lake Pa. a few times where I had an opportunity to set and talk with him privately. Also, around the same time in my art career, several of my works of art were displayed on the walls in the man’s dormitory in Spike Lee’s movie school daze. “In the mid-1980s, I was also blessed to participate in an art show in the city of Dakar Senegal, West Africa with a large group of other African American artists from the United States.

As an artist who is concerned about the problem that I see in the world today, I don’t consider myself to be in the business of money. I believe myself to be in the business of culture which to me means growth and development. That which helps us to grow and develop as a person, family, or society is our culture based on this meaning. To address the problems, we are facing in the world today I am striving to produce an African American museum with a different perspective. The theme of this museum will be, all good is from God and that all bad is from ourselves. For example, if black people had greatness in their past and God took it away from them or allowed someone else to take it away from them; then I believe this must mean that they were no longer righteous people serving God. I say this because God has power over everything. In His Holy books, He says that when He bless a people, that no one can take that blessing away. In the story of Adam and Eve, God gave them everything they needed to be happy in the garden and evil didn’t come into their lives until they disobeyed God.
I am unknown to most people as an artist today, but I have been creating my artwork relating to African American and Africa people and culture since the mid-1970s. In the mid-1970s I had the honor of presenting a drawing I did of Muhammad Ali to him that hung in his training camp in Deer Lake Pa until it closed. Muhammad and I belonged to the same religious community, and I had the previous of attending several community events with him. Furthermore, I was fortunate to have visited Muhammed Ali ’s training camp in Deer Lake Pa. a few times where I had an opportunity to set and talk with him privately. Also, around the same time in my art career, several of my works of art were displayed on the walls in the man’s dormitory in Spike Lee’s movie school daze. “In the mid-1980s, I was also blessed to participate in an art show in the city of Dakar Senegal, West Africa with a large group of other African American artists from the United States.

As an artist who is concerned about the problem that I see in the world today, I don’t consider myself to be in the business of money. I believe myself to be in the business of culture which to me means growth and development. That which helps us to grow and develop as a person, family, or society is our culture based on this meaning. To address the problems, we are facing in the world today I am striving to produce an African American museum with a different perspective. The theme of this museum will be, all good is from God and that all bad is from ourselves. For example, if black people had greatness in their past and God took it away from them or allowed someone else to take it away from them; then I believe this must mean that they were no longer righteous people serving God. I say this because God has power over everything. In His Holy books, He says that when He bless a people, that no one can take that blessing away. In the story of Adam and Eve, God gave them everything they needed to be happy in the garden and evil didn’t come into their lives until they disobeyed God.

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