AN art installation at #icss19

about this exhibit

We know that art does more than just inspire students. It also teaches us unique perspectives and shapes our ideas about self-expression.

The Coalition of Public Independent Charter Schools is proud to partner with Hampton Art Lovers to bring their traveling exhibition Ebony Broadsides: Celebration of the Master, a fine art poster exhibition featuring originally signed exhibition posters from great African American artists, to the 2019 Independent Charter School Symposium.

Ebony Broadsides features signed and approved posters of African-American artists as original pieces of art themselves. Fine Art exhibition posters are advertisements that incorporate an artists’ image, painting, or design with exhibition dates, text or gallery information. They promote the art, artist and the gallery or museum. Produced by renowned institutions, often in tight collaboration with the artists they advertise, executed by well-established printers and published in limited editions, they represent an original way of admiring fine art. Exhibition posters are often made in editions of a few hundred, yet grow ever rarer as their value is often not realized.


The exhibition features original signed exhibition posters of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jacob Lawrence, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, John Biggers, Lois Mailou Jones, Gordon Parks, Roy DeCarava, Oliver Johnson and Ed Clark. The show also includes original signed poster art of Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, Samella Lewis, James Denmark and Basil Watson.

Sponsor this exhibit

Christopher Norwood, founder of Hampton Art Lovers will be presenting at #ICSS19 on this exhibit and on using African American art to inspire young people. This exhibit is being shared with CPICS for FREE, however we are looking for 2 organizations to sponsor the costs of crating/transporting the artwork from Miami to Albuquerque.


With your help, we can provide symposium attendees with a unique artistic experience and opportunities to discuss the role of art in education.

There are 2 opportunities for this sponsorship. Each $1,500 sponsorship includes:

  • Sponsorship/branding of Art Exhibit Signage

  • Opportunity to address participants before or after Chris Norwood’s presentations

  • One (1) complimentary Symposium registration 

  • Listing and brief description in Symposium program

  • Logo and link to website on Symposium website

  • Recognition on CPICS’s Facebook, Twitter, and additional social media prior to the event

  • 50-word listing in our official Symposium mobile app 

Hampton Art Lovers' mission is to accentuate the inspirational unifying and enriching aspects of African American Fine Art in new and old settings. They are passionate supporters of Hampton University's long-standing commitment to African-American art, the Hampton University Museum Collection, and the International Review of African American (Published by the University since 1976) and beyond.

Hampton Art Lovers believes that the understanding of culture, whether our own or others is becoming increasingly valuable. They live in a knowledge economy where rapid demonetization, in which technology is rendering previously expensive products and services much cheaper-or even free. Learning hard is the knowledge economy currency. Hampton Art Lovers believe that through culture and education we can improve our community, our university and the world.


They advocate for Black arts by creating a collective of supporters committed to sharing the work of artists whose creativity and self-expression inspires our community. They hope to be the spear that leads a movement for Black creativity so they can imagine a world that doesn't yet exist; so they can then work for what is to come. 

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