Cycles: The Art of Steve Prince
Beau Rivage Casino Gallery of African American Art
August 29 – October 28, 2017
Steve Prince is a New Orleans native who graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana (BFA) and Michigan State University (MFA). He is an educator and has recently joined the faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Prince’s artwork has been shown both nationally and internationally, allowing him the opportunity to speak to various cultural groups about the nature of his art.
Prince’s hometown of New Orleans has a clear influence on his art. As he says, the “city’s rich tradition of art, music, and religion pulsate through his work.” Prince’s work is built upon a foundation of “faith, hope, and creativity”.
“There’s a lot we haven’t dealt with in our soul, so I like to deal with it in my artwork. I am concerned with the conditions of humanity and the challenges we face in a society that erodes our sense of true community and communal togetherness. My art creatively explores the challenges and solutions to life’s moral, ethical, and spiritual dilemmas.” – Steve Prince
This exhibition is funded by the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency