Common Ground strives to be the center of a vibrant community. Our owners believe that a vibrant community is one that is alive with art.
Our gallery is located in our highly utilized Flatlander Classroom, a space dedicated to connecting the community, facilitating educational opportunities focusing on healthy living, and providing access to local artists. This multi-use space is ideal for integrating the arts into the urban environment and creating partnerships among artists, the community and business. This year, we will be hosting two artist at a time, allotting each artist a locked case that is 8’ long x 44’’ high x 4’’ wide. We always welcome kids and group shows to apply!
Newest Installations of Two Local Artists: Keenan Dailey and Ja Nelle Davenport Pleasure
The 7th Eye by Keenan Dailey
Keenan Daileys's Artist Statement:
My works are afrofuturist and reside in the realm of speculative design, looking at what is in order to manifest what is possible. I place African Americans in the context of alternative afrodiasporic royalty and divination. My primary focus is those Black Americans who've been marginalized and traumatized and caged in disparate realities such as the ghettos and correctional facilities. Coming from a low income neighborhood myself my art shaped itself in a way to both serve as a reflection of my internal and external trauma as well as a humanistic and metaphysical hope that seeks out the impossible to bring it forth to the optional.
To purchase artwork, contact Keenan: email@example.com
Home Grown by Ja Nelle Davenport Pleasure
Ja Nelle Davenport Pleasure's Artist Statement
Ja Nelle Davenport-Pleasure for the past 20 years she has gotten involved with making the world a better place by reusing and recycling what she already has in her possession. Through this, she found a wonderful medium to turn trash into beautiful works of art. Did you know that 50% of the 254 million tons of trash Americans throw away is recyclable. This is a lot of art that can be created. Each piece created is unique and can not be duplicated, making the art she creates innovative. The idea behind Home Grown is to show how we can take what we already have sitting around and create a wonderful story and movement to involve our children and their children.
To purchase work, please contact Ja Nelle: Royelbijou@gmail.com