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Flimp Chalk at Home: Nathaniel Allen
April 25, 2021; 2:00 PM–2:30 PM CDT
To help celebrate this year’s Flimp Festival local artists, Tori Nicole, Winfred Hawkins, and Nathaniel Allen will be demonstrating their chalk art skills at home. To serve as inspiration for families to create chalk works together at home each artist will join Museum educator Kaci Norman for a virtual interview about their work as an artist and what they chose to create for the Flimp Chalk at Home Celebration.
Check back here on Sunday, April 25, to see the works the artists create in a quick timelapse video.
Mr. Nathaniel Allen III was born in the Mississippi Delta but grew up primarily in Lansing, Michigan. He earned a BFA in Painting at Michigan State University and an MFA in Painting at the University of Mississippi. He served as Director of Visual Studies at Andrew College from 2004 through 2008 and began work as an Assistant Professor of Art at Alabama State University in 2009. Mr. Allen has since then been promoted to Associate Professor of Art and was appointed to Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Alabama State University in 2016.
Mr. Allen has created commissioned portraits, mural paintings, book and magazine illustrations, logo designs, won a variety of awards in juried art exhibitions and had sequential artwork published in the British horror anthology “Hallowscream.”