Ras `Ammar Nsoroma painting a mural at the radio station WMCS 1290 on Capital Drive and Sherman Boulevard. `Ammar will be creating pastel portraits on request at the Terry McCormick Gallery on Gallery Day, July 24. (Photo provided by the Terry McCormick Gallery). The Terry McCormick Gallery, located at 2522 North 18th Street, is hosting a reception on Gallery Day, July 24, from 12 pm to 5 pm. One of several featured artists, Ras `Ammar Nsoroma (pictured at right), will create “incredibly lifelike” portraits on the spot for attendees at “incredibly reasonable rates.” Scheduled pre-registrations for portraits can be requested by calling 414-264-6766.
`Ammar has painted approximately 100 murals throughout Milwaukee and the United States. Many of his subjects represent people who have contributed constructively to the advancement of the community that they live in. His paintings, based on African cultural themes, are also being exhibited at the Terry McCormick Gallery.
Evelyn Patricia Terry, an artist, writer, lecturer and curator, started the Terry McCormick Gallery in honor of her friendship with George Ray McCormick Sr. who made his transition July 30, 2009. Terry successfully organized and facilitated diverse venues for collectors to acquire several pieces of McCormick’s sculpture, carvings and drawings after his transition. Terry said, “George definitely wanted his work to go to as many museums collections as possible, but he really wanted his work in the House of Blues – so that is what I am working on.” Previously not exhibited sculptures will be shown.
The Terry McCormick Gallery features both fine and folk art. You may call 414.264.6766 or email [email protected] with questions or to schedule a time to visit if you cannot make the opening reception. Please visit www.evelynpatriciaterry.com/news <http://www.evelynpatriciaterry.com/news> for more information.