This coming weekend, Meltdown friend and pal Overton Loyd will have his first solo exhibition at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. On display will be numerous paintings, drawings, illustrations and album cover designs. Please find the time to visit.
Overton Loyd is an artist and illustrator widely known for designing a variety of caricatures and album covers, most notably for George Clinton and the Parliament-Funkadelic collective. Rhythm of Vision: The Artistry of Overton Loyd is the first exhibition to reveal the full trajectory of Loyd’s complex and varied practice in painting, drawing, illustration and album cover design. The exhibition features more than fifty works and celebrates a career that now spans four decades.
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 1 PM – 4:30 PM
“Beyond the Nose: A Look Into My Creative Eccentric Life” One-on-One with Overton Loyd & Reception
An interview with Overton Loyd, as he shares his creative journey from drawing caricatures at the Michigan State Fair to becoming a visual and multimedia artist, designer and creative director for George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic. (Artist talk: 1 – 2:30PM) (Reception: 3 – 4:30PM)
Sunday, March 20, 2016, 3 PM – 4:30 PM
Exhibition Walk-through with Overton Loyd
Loyd will walk visitors through the exhibition and share insight of the history behind several of his artworks. Visitors can also download an app and listen to Loyd’s short narratives about a few of his artworks.
Saturday, April 2, 2016, 2 PM – 4 PM
Character Design Art Workshop
Inspired by Overton Loyd’s character design techniques, this workshop will guide participants in creating their own music-inspired characters. The workshop is led by graffiti artists MAN ONE and writer/artist Gustavo Garcia Vaca. They collaborated with Overton Loyd on their art group Unification Theory. Ages 10 yrs & up.
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 2 PM – 4 PM
“The History of Funk” Lecture & Talk Presented by Dr. Rickey Vincent
Author, scholar, educator and radio host Dr. Rickey Vincent will provide attendees with insight into the history, culture and politics of funk music. He holds a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley and is the author of Funk: The Music, the People and the Rhythm of The One.
Saturday, May 28, 2016, 1 PM – 4 PM
“A Day of Funk”
Kick back and enjoy the sounds of Funk being spun by a live DJ while experiencing the creative process as graffiti artists transform canvas into a street art masterpiece. The finished artwork will be raffled off to a lucky audience member. Nosh on fare from trendy food trucks or nearby restaurants and take a moment to visit the current exhibitions on view at CAAM.
California African American Museum
600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California 90007