Outsider artist Amir Mark Lyles, next week on Artblog Radio

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Amir Mark Lyles worries about the influence of gangsta culture on his kids, and many of this Rastafarian’s paintings and multi-media works stem from a desire to paint a different cultural heritage infused with the values and the music that he loves. The outsider artist grew up in Harlem and lives and works in Germantown. He is in a show opening June 18 at Ken White’s gallery at Sharktown Studios. Below is a short sample from our talk with him and his partner Naeemah Patterson and some info about the upcoming exhibit. The full podcast interview will run next Monday.

      Amir Lyles 43-second sample

Photographers R. Alexander Trejo and Nicole Fusco; and mixed media by Amir Lyles
City Arts Salon at Sharktown (on Facebook)
155 Cecil B. Moore Ave. Studio 3D
opening reception June 18, 3-7 pm
hours Tues. 4:30-7:30 pm, Thurs.-Fri., 4:30-7 pm, and Sun., 3-6 pm

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