November’s Artist Spotlight: Frankd Robinson

12188447_10208513796750985_1605742381_nI came across this amazing artist on Facebook and was immediately drawn to his bold and unique work. I loved how he reconstituted every day material to make his art pop and the “in your face” message behind the pieces. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Robinson’s art tells a story with a black narrative that is stunning and moving. He wants to bring his audience on a journey that will have them opening their eyes and minds to a world they have never seen before.

1. How did you get started in your craft?

As a kid, I always would draw and color, it’s just something that came naturally.

2. What is something that inspires you to stay motivated?

Life inspires me. Living is the ultimate inspiration.

3. Where do you see yourself and your craft 5 years from now?

Hopefully alive and creating.

4. What sets you apart in your craft from others?

My work speaks for itself…it doesn’t look, feel, or have the same tone as most works. I feel like it’s coming from a different time & space…it’s NewHope4NoHope!!!12204116_10208513731109344_974758965_o12207826_10208513768710284_1542729770_n

5. What do you love the most about your craft?

I love doing it! It has become my hope, my strength, my physician that heals me…my work is what heals me!!! There is so much passion & emotions in the work that keeps me in my right mind!

6. What is the main thing you want people to learn or to get from your craft?

I’m telling stories of black folks of this day & time. I’m speaking for the voiceless. My work is about healing…”LoveNeverFAILS”, “TheYearOfHEALING”, “IwishWeLivedInAbetterWorLd”, “Don’tPunishMeWithBrutaLity”, “Driven2tears”, “LoveCannotFAIL”, “#disposabLeArt”, “#theBeautiFuLstruggLe,” “BeYondThisPLaceOfWrathe&tears”, “LoomButTheHorrorsOfTheShade”, and “YetTheMenaceOfTheYesrsFinds&shaLLfindMeUNafraid”


7. Are there any upcoming projects that you want to share?

This has been a big year for me. “MyLifeHasVALUE&weWearTheMask” was at Prairie View A&M. It then went to Jackson State University and now, it’s showing at Tougaloo College. “TheYearOfHEALING” is at the Memphis Theological Seminary and “NewHopeNoHope” was at the Midtown Crossing Grill. I have a show at DeSaVu restaurant and I also have works displayed at the Office at Uptown in Downtown Memphis and at the Caritas village in Bing Hampton.

8. Where can people go to check out more of your work?

Facebook: Frankd.Robinson. You can check out the work and if interested on purchasing, just inbox.

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Donate and Help to Get “The College Tour” Play Produced


Looking to give back to the community and help to generate more African American presence in the arts? Donate to “The College Tour” Play at Any donation will go to helping produce a play based on the book “The College Tour” written by Jeanine

Nicole. The play will be about the importance of not judging a book by its’ cover as these students get ready to embark on an important time in

their lives. Volunteers for the play will also be needed so please email at for further details.

Dreamers Exclusive, Online Magazine


I’ve always wanted to have my work published in magazines. That joy of seeing your work in a publication is like no other. But after a day of frustration and Googling, I finally realized something. Idiot! You have a production company! And thus, “Dreamers Exclusive,” was born. I’ve always had slight control issues anyways so me conforming to other editor’s guidelines would have been a huge issue for me. With this magazine I am able to do what I love, write, and do what I love even more, edit. I am able to be hands on and actually create everything from scratch. I am the one emailing writers and illustrators and getting their feedback. I am the one that is editing the magazine and formatting the material. I am the one that is going on every forum enlisting new talent. I am the one doing it all! And God knows I love it. I normally try to keep my blog and my business separate but I realized that I have a lot of followers and fellow amazing writers on WordPress so why not spread the word! This online magazine will come out monthly and with each issue there will be a different topic that is expressed through writing, poetry, and illustrations. We will even have a “Young Dreamers” section to showcase the talents of our younger artists. The point of the magazine is to continue to support writers and illustrators. We can be so easily forgotten in the world of technology but, to me, the creative mind is the most powerful thing around. It is up to each of us to continue to do our part to inspire and support. With that being said if you or if you know anyone who is interested in being a part of our online magazine, email us at for more details. Our first issue, which is due to be published in May, will be about fantasy. Now, back to your regularly scheduled program :).