Recap: World Renown Artist Kadir Nelson Kicks Off Show At Wilmington Library

Kadir speaking to the crowd

At 5:50 pm on Thursday, February 8th, 2019 a crowd grew in front of the Wilmington Library. People waited patiently for the doors to reopen and at 6 pm, the crowd, now nearly wrapped around the other side of the building began to eagerly shuffle into the large room of the library. Between the groups of people, you could see the photorealistic deep blue skies and portraits hanging on the walls.

 

The room was buzzing with people excited to get to see Kadir Nelson and his paintings up close.

 

A Brief History of Kadir Nelson

Kadir is a 44-year-old world famous artist from Silver Springs, Maryland. You’ve probably seen his art on the covers of Drake’s album “Nothing Was the Same” and Michael Jackson’s posthumous album, titled “Michael”. He has not been limited to album covers though, he also creates illustrations for The New Yorker and has drawn 28 children’s books in his lifetime. In his early career, he had a brief stint at Dreamworks animation studios where he worked on “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron” and was a conceptual artist for Spielberg’s movie “Amistad”.

 

The Show

To start the night, Library Director, Jamar Rahming presented stakeholders of the event with prints of Kadir’s work. Then a local pianist sang his original song “Hammer” to introduce Kadir before he took to the podium. During the presentation, Nelson shared sketches and paintings from his childhood, through his career in the present day. Speaking to the crowd, he shared how he found success by networking and focused on how libraries were important for his success.

 

See a recap of the night filmed and produced by New Castle County TV:

 

This is one of the many events being hosted at Wilmington Public Library this year, with several February events focusing on Black History Month. From now until April 1st, you can head over to the Wilmington Library to view the artwork for yourself. Check out Wilmington Public Library’s website to learn more.

Tags:

  • Show Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

Ads

You May Also Like

Smallbiz Spotlight: Barrel of Makers

Barrel of Makers is Delaware's FIRST and ONLY makerspace. If you've never heard of a ...

Delaware Division of The Arts Announces 2019 Individual Artist Fellowship Awardees

Wilmington, Del. (January 14, 2019) – Twenty Delaware artists are being recognized by the ...

Ladybug Music Festival is Expanding

The exclusively female-fronted music festival, has seen its downtown Wilmington summertime crowds grow by ...

Jim Peffley

Cinnaire Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer

Cinnaire, a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides ... creative loans, investments ...

The Mill Talks: Finding Inspiration

Rich Road of House Industries  Thursday, January 19th from 6:00-8:00pm at Theatre N Free Event! ...

July’s Tapp Social: New Fiscal Year Accounting Changes for Nonprofits

Image and info courtesy of Tapp Network. Gather round! Tapp Network's monthly educational event and ...

300-101   400-101   300-320   300-070   300-206   200-310   300-135   300-208   810-403   400-050   640-916   642-997   300-209   400-201   200-355   352-001   642-999   350-080   MB2-712   400-051   C2150-606   1Z0-434   1Z0-146   C2090-919   C9560-655   642-64   100-101   CQE   CSSLP   200-125   210-060   210-065   210-260   220-801   220-802   220-901   220-902   2V0-620   2V0-621   2V0-621D   300-075   300-115   AWS-SYSOPS   640-692   640-911   1Z0-144   1z0-434   1Z0-803   1Z0-804   000-089   000-105   70-246   70-270   70-346   70-347   70-410  

Copyright © 2020 WilmToday.com
Designed and Developed in Partnership with
Tapp Network - Mission-driven Marketing & Technology
Located in Wilmington, DE