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Outsider artist Amir Mark Lyles, next week on Artblog Radio


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