These 2 Things

After this blog I’m getting coffee! Have you ever wished your were two people? Is the question my sister asked me this morning, as we sit here a her kitchen table. This is an overdue visit, and we have not had our coffee yet. My sister and I are both artists, I visual and she…

Must See Exhibition

If you are in Richmond Virginia, you must see  Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic.  It is the current curated art exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA). It will only be here until September 5th. A must see of giant figurative paintings, sculpture, stain glass windows showcasing people of color. Inspired by 16th-19th century classical European style painters/paintings, …

Meet The Blogger-Me

Hi, I am excited to begin blogging! My name is Sukenya Best and I am a visual artist who dabbles with dance. Working with a variety of materials has taught me a lot. Currently watercolor and printmaking (ink) have been my focus, and much of that work is on my website http://www.sukenyabestartist.org. In the upcoming blogs I…

New Art Exhibition, August 5, 2016

New Art Opening at Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center Address: 101 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 (RVA Arts District at 1st & Broad) Sukenya Best’s monotypes will be on view in an exhibition called The Flag Series: Fingers Tracing Places of Aspiration. August 5 to September 30, 2016 The show will open on Friday, August…

Watercolor Demonstration @VMFA

During Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Family Day on June 11th @ 11 am-3pm, I  was 1 of 10 local artists or art group giving a demonstration. This was to celebrate the opening of Kehinde Wiley’s exhibition (at the VMFA) “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic.” My demonstration was on the luminous effect and experimental techniques of watercolor. Many of…

Go Bike Project! 1 year later

Organized by i.e.* RVA,  I was 1 of 30 Richmond artists who participated in the Go Bike Project! It was in conjunction with  UCI Road World Championship, which Richmond (VA) hosted in 2015. I spray painted two designs onto the front and back of a metal bike rack topper. A year later  my topper has been installed in Richmond’s Scotts Addition neighborhood. Below you…

Watercolor Phase 3 Progress

Since  May 2016, I’ve been working on a series of watercolor portraits. They are nine 22.5 x 30 inch works on watercolor paper. In Phase 1 I created preliminary drawings of people I know. For Phase 2  the drawings were brought to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, so that  participants could collaborate on painting the background. Currently, Phase 3, I’m adding clarity to the…