By Je’Don Holloway Talley For The Birmingham Times ‘Art, Beats and Lyric’s’ 13th annual urban-lifestyle art show attracted a packed crowd last week to the the Birmingham Museum of Art. Referred to as ‘AB+L’, the event is highly anticipated all over the country, and features a pure millennial art experience by producer Jabari Graham, and curator, Dwayne “Dubelyoo” Wright. Fashion, hip-hop, and social messaging are all part of AB+L. “AB+L is all about the four elements of hip hop: you got the DJ, the break-dancers, graffiti art, and of course the MC,” said long time featured artist Mathew Curran....
Artist and curator Dwayne “Dubelyoo” Wright is one of the most visible African American painters of his generation. One day you might find him at an Art, Beats + Lyrics show exposing thousands of art and music lovers to up-and-coming talent; the next he might be painting a larger-than-life street mural depicting urban scenes. Check out his installment of AT&T 28 Days “Those Who Dare” and hear how he’s using technology to promote African American art and artists. Know other African American artists daring to push culture through tech? Let us know with #ATT28Days.
Check out episode 3 to see a large painting by Dubelyoo prominently on display in a scene with actor Benjamin Bratt. Star is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy for Fox. It revolves around three talented young singers who navigate the music business on their road to success. To learn more about this piece and to add this to you collection click here