Andre Guichard/South Shore Cultural Center
     “Your work is too depressing, too dark...."
     "Black people like brilliant colors. 
       Why is it so dark?"
     "Don’t you ever paint flowers; I like flowers….”

Nicole Smith/Nicole Smith Galleries
     “Your work is too dark. 
      I could never sell this;
      it would take too much energy. 
      My clients buy only positive Black images.”

2008 "BLACK CREATIVITY" Juried Art Exhibition at the
Museum of Science and Industry


Fanta Kaba/African-American Cultural Center