Join Art + Practice for a free workshop with master quilter and artist Ramsess. As part of A+P’s exhibition, co-organized with The Baltimore Museum of Art titled Ramsess: The Gathering, Ramsess sketched an outline for a mural-scale artwork to represent the legacy of rapper, entrepreneur and community activist Nipsey Hussle (b. August 15, 1985; d. March 31, 2019). This artwork has been on view in A+P’s exhibition space during the run of Ramsess: The Gathering, and has welcomed visitors to participate in creating the community quilt, using provided fabric scraps.
In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, A+P welcomes its community to work with Ramsess to complete the quilt.
Ramsess is a self-taught artist and educator who works in multiple mediums, including textiles, painting, mosaic, illustration, and stained glass. He contributed political cartoons and illustrations to the Los Angeles Times from 1976 to 1994. A longtime resident and leading creative voice in Leimert Park, Ramsess began renting his Degnan Boulevard studio from Dale and Alonzo Davis of Brockman Gallery in 1981, where he lived and worked until 2002. A Los Angeles native, Ramsess continues to live and work in Leimert Park. A life-long fan and lover of blues and jazz music, much of his art reflects that interest, honoring musicians and the music they create. He frequently travels the country to sell his jazz-focused works at music festivals. Ramsess is a member of the Afro-American Quilters of Los Angeles, a partner of the Alliance for California Traditional Arts.