The art of Kevin Blythe Sampson

THE ART OF
KEVIN BLYTHE SAMPSON

1/11/18

Kevin Blythe Sampson is creating a mural for the OUTSIDER ART FAIR 2018

Kevin Blythe Sampson OUTSIDER ART FAIR 2018


I am honored and excited to be creating a Mural for the OUTSIDER ART FAIR 2018 Kevin Blythe Sampson & The Rusty Thorn Collective Manuel Acevedo, Cesar Melgar, James Wilson, Jerry Gant and Lauren Sampson.
Wide Open Arts is excited to announce that Kevin Sampson and the Rusty Thorn Collective will paint a 10 x 18 foot mural at the front entrance of the Metropolitan Pavilion in time for the opening of the Outsider Art Fair. The work will be titled
The Arc of the Moral Universe is Long, but it Bends Towards Justice, after the 1965 Martin Luther King quote.
Sampson, a 63-year-old self-taught artist and ex-policeman from New Jersey, is represented by Cavin-Morris Gallery, and is the son of renowned activist Stephen Sampson (1919-2005). The artist noted, "I grew up in a household where many of the civil rights leaders of that time, visited, ate dinner and had amazing discussions around the family kitchen table. These included Dick Gregory, William Kunstler, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, and many more. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm was one of my father's mentors who often had dinner with us."
Regarding this project for OAF Sampson remarked, "People don't only need pretty things that make them feel good, they need images that invest in their activism or inspire the creation of hope by action. You can only do this by the acknowledgement of current events that can be used to motivate and inspire."
The Rusty Thorn Collective is Manuel Acevedo, Cesar Melgar, James Wilson, Jerry Gant and Lauren Sampson.