Selma folk artist Charlie (Tin Man) Lucas has an invitation to Venice!
He's among four self-taught, African-American artists selected by the American Folk Art Museum to create works on site in the courtyard of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi.
Four African-American graffiti artists will create murals. The installations are in conjunction with the 2011 Venice Biennale, and according to the art museum's press release, "will be powerful reflections of the rich variety of African American artistic expression during this preeminent showcase for international art."
Above, Lucas serves as an art instructor at the summer Selma Art Camp.
Below, his mixed media creation, Joy Ride, won third place in the ArtsRevive spring juried art show in Selma. He also won first in the same category and first in 3D.