Short Mention of Columbia Show
This is the order page and write up to my first graphic novel Hoody via Quimbys. This store helped me gain a following on the north side of Chicago, gave me access to C.A.K.E and also orders Hoody from any other stores for the best service to customers and artists. I was a frequent shopper there since they were on Damen. Its a great place. They truly understand Hoody and support my vision.
Throwback was created, written, art directed, and executive produced, styled and distributed by Joel Maxime, Jr. for Alicia Townsend's album: Just Me, also executive produced by Joel Maxime, Jr. aka CRAVE.
Executive Production, art directed, conceptualized and styled by Joel Maxime, Jr.
Directed by David Maxime. Music by Cornell Sanner.
I also contributed to the album via, writing, a&r, art direction, and promotion.
Documented images of Boom Box Show at Hokin via Columbia Colleges Glass Curtain in 2006.
Blog post featuring some of my art moderated by Reginal Eldridge.
CRAVE-TEES is a blog set to display and act as an online catalog to order my Tee-Shirt designs and show case my pop art direction.
Live Painting Event for the First Looptopia. I painted to Suzan Lori-Parks plays being performed. Its the fasted I've ever painted. I may still have he piece, I hope. Neysa-Paige Lieberman of the Glass Curtain Gallery; supplied this incredible window I've never seen the likes of before or again.
Mobile Art Instruction at Public Schools Program from Evanston.
A write up from Roctober which has gone to publish BANDit, the first official spin-off of HOODY. Featured in ISSUE 50.
First Annual & Second
Results from my first of several bouts as an official USA Boxer. Martial Arts are a huge part of my life. I train people in my free time.
I would like to choreograph for film and perhaps teach thespians form.
I also feel more women should learn self defense so I volunteer classes whenever possible.
If it were not for my foray into martial arts; I'd not have been asked to work security at seven different venues in the Wicker Park and Buck Town area, where I eventually ended up booking music and curating art shows and producing events. All my gallery shows, live performances and many resources are all indirect results of my martial arts venture, which began as self defense. Wicker Park was different when I was growing up. It was far from safe. Neither was school. Martial Arts became insurance In a very hostile reality.
Featured (pg103) in CS Interiors a the final show at the Flat File featuring Lucy Silvinski, which I volunteered and hung the show with her.
The event was a smashing success. Very bitter sweet. I tore my favorite and most expensive jeans in that hang an got a crick in my back that took me years to work out, but I felt this was one of the best shows I ever helped hang. I learned about the other artists and history. It opened my eyes more, and gave me confidence to work at a professional level at the drop of a hat.
Chicago Hip-Hop Compilation I associate produced and co-a&r which predicated a live Rhyme Spitters.
Lambert Says was a multi-media blog pertaining to News, Music, Sports and Art based out of Miami where I used my alias/pen name Quishenta Joans as an online art critique.
International School of Comics based in Italy was featured on WTTW's Chicago Tonight. I was invited via the director to sit in class demonstrations from great instructors. This school was already one of my favorite facilities for years. I discovered them at C2E2 years prior.
This video was one of the many videos I supplies location, some style aesthetics and some art direction. I also an featured in the video performing martial arts and some dance I choreographed. I have been cultivating Ugly's career via booking, collaboration and promotion since the mid 90's.
I supplied phones to the Yale, Art Institute scholar/administrator; multi-media, genre, l.g.b.t., visual and performance artist Rashayla Marie Brown for an short film production.
A reporter and photographer built a story out of my street art escapades in Hyde Park, Chicago. It was a fun experience.
This video clip features me in the beginning scene at the Note Chicago, a staple for the music culture in Wicker Park in the 80's through early 2000's. Not only was a former employee, but I was the resident live painter to the I Love House Music series. I painted most my whole for Columbia College on that stage and a few other live painting residencies I held in the city. This was one of the larger audiences, maybe 300 people a night. Very intense and energetic method of painting. I was known for painting glass windows live, sometimes themed to the music. I must have done at least 300 live painting engagements. Its not my preferred method of painting, but I have become quite adept at it. Most of my pieces are done in near darkness in about an hour. Live painting is comparable to a boot-camp for painters. I don't miss it, but I like the idea of my work being exposed instantaneously after its creation.
Journalist Alison found me via Spencer Bibbs the photographer and she took immediate interest in my art endeavors.
She created a wonderful opportunity and exciting project that lead to me getting a solo exhibition! I owe her big!
My partner Cornell is interviews by Britt Julious about our new collective and venture at the Promontory in Hyde Park!
My Masters Heavy Weight Bout
Write Up on Pop project with Mac Properties
Not So Public in the Hyde Park Herald write up about my seventh fashion show produced with my art direction and planning with my client designerJazelke Smith.
An in depth reexamination of some controversial art of mine post interview.