This morning, I was delighted to see my longtime friend (more like an older brother) and artist Jimmy Williams make headlines for his artistic talent. Unfortunately for me, I'm a day late and a dollar short so to speak, as I missed the opportunity to see his current talent displayed at the Hamilton Park Cultural Center yesterday. Located in the Englewood community, the cultural center hosted "Creativity of the Senses" celebrating Chicago Artists Month in October. The event was held on the 2nd, 24th, and 30th.
Not only is Jimmy a talented artist, he is a talented musician as well. I have known him for over thirty years, as I and others were groupies of his band called "The Electric Force" in the 80s. Like me, Jimmy hails from the Cabrini-Green Housing Projects. Besides Stuart Copeland from The Police, I thought that Jimmy was the best drummer in town.
I vividly remember Jimmy as an excellent photographer. I kind of shake in my boots because I was one of his many clients--I don't know when I'm going to see a teenage glimpse of myself for Throwback Thursday or Flashback Friday! Jokes aside, Jimmy will always be known for his artistic ability to create images of an abstract nature through drawings and paintings.
Jimmy has transferred images of my book covers to t-shirts in addition to creating an original logo of my television program titled "Sights Unseen" shown here
If you missed the his display this month, no worries. You can conveniently go to Jimmy's website at www.jimmywilliamsonline.com for more information.
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