Art By Char

Flint, Michigan 48504, United States

About

Full-time urban artist spreading her artwork internationally and exposing local youth to creative expression

I am an undiscovered artist from Flint, Mi. I paint as a relief and also as a livelihood. Knowing the impact art has had on my emotional and mental wellness I want to provide that same "peace" to other interested individuals, specifically youth. I would like to show youth in my hometown they have so much to offer the world with their voice, creative expression, and perspectives. Being that a lot of our local schools cannot see the importance of arts being integrated in school curriculum and the direct positive impacts it has on youth; our youth are at a disadvantage as these programs are no longer offered in most public/low-income schools. Successful arts programs recognize that art is a vehicle that can be used to engage youth in activities that will increase their self-esteem. Through my art program I have hopes of creating a public performance or exhibition in an effort to build participants’ self-esteem through public recognition. Effective youth arts programs contain activities that are designed to reduce the influence of risk factors by providing opportunities for youth to learn new skills and by recognizing individual youth’s efforts in turn, promotes bonding, which helps youth cope with the negative influence of risks they may face.

"CREATED TO CREATE"
Is a program I created that has three main objectives to enrich the local community and youth using artistic and creative expression:

• To enrich the cultural life of my community

• To support local and undiscovered artists in their professional development by working in a collaborative environment combining all artistic mediums and various forms of arts to develop the content for the program

• To provide local residents and area visitors of all ages, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels with a free and accessible outlet for entertainment.

This program will provide various creative opportunities  for local youth in Flint to express what creating through the arts means to them; as well as engaging their parents in becoming more involved in their community. "Created to Create With Char" is a local artistic driven event that includes short workshops where we hope to engage children in learning about videography, illustration, photography, improv and  painting.

There will also be vendors from local small businesses and community organizations engaged to connect parents to the many artistic and creative focused resources in the Flint community.

Reviews

Barbara Armstrong
June 12, 2020
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Charnae you are a extravagant artist and very successful black artist very proud of you I love you very much and I enjoy seeing you determined about all that you do and artwork -love granny Armstrong
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Destinee Hennings
June 05, 2020
Canvas
In 2018 I asked Char if she could paint a canvas for me in memory of my brother. I wasn’t sure what I wanted so I literally just told her his favorite colors & his favorite quote. With that little information she painted me a beautiful canvas that I still have hanging over my bed to this day!! A couple weeks later I asked for another for my younger brother & that one is hanging in his bedroom as well. She was so sweet & understanding throughout the whole encounter I had with her!! Very talented motivational inspiring & professional!
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DaeJanay Dixon
June 03, 2020
Komic Relief
Amazing, talented, self-made artist. Catch her vibe, she is dope on all of her Art work.
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Flint, Michigan 48504, United States
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10 Reviews
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Barbara Armstrong
June 12, 2020
Review
Charnae you are a extravagant artist and very successful black artist very proud of you I love you very much and I enjoy seeing you determined about all that you do and artwork -love granny Armstrong
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Destinee Hennings
June 05, 2020
Canvas
In 2018 I asked Char if she could paint a canvas for me in memory of my brother. I wasn’t sure what I wanted so I literally just told her his favorite colors & his favorite quote. With that little information she painted me a beautiful canvas that I still have hanging over my bed to this day!! A couple weeks later I asked for another for my younger brother & that one is hanging in his bedroom as well. She was so sweet & understanding throughout the whole encounter I had with her!! Very talented motivational inspiring & professional!
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DaeJanay Dixon
June 03, 2020
Komic Relief
Amazing, talented, self-made artist. Catch her vibe, she is dope on all of her Art work.
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Nicole Jackson
May 19, 2020
Art work
I absolutely love my piece! I told her my inspiration and she brought it to life. Working with her is so easy. I recommend her for all of your commissions.
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Barbara Armstrong
May 17, 2020
Sincerely, Your #1 Fan
This beautiful young woman is a very very sincere person she loves doing art and whatever she does she puts everything she has into doing it she enjoys it it is a part of her life. Hope that you can enjoy some of the artwork that she does, trust me she puts time and effort into everything she does towards her artwork!
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Sarita Love
May 17, 2020
About you
Charnae is a great artist & I respect everything she doing. Your hustle is not going unnoticed, I support you & cant wait for you to have more future ventures
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Jocelyn Wilson
May 17, 2020
Very dope and professional !
She has been an employee of mine for about two years now instructing at Art With A Spark. She is very reliable and good at what she does. She is always coming up with dope new concepts for classes!
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Jaslyn Morris
May 17, 2020
Helped me branch out!
Char is a unique talent. From original works featuring black women with varying shades of beautiful, to inspirational paint classes, she can do it all. I love the piece I completed during one of her classes. As an amateur, I was very nervous about making something decent to hang up in my home. However, she helped me to understand blending colors and making it work! I will continue to support for years on end, and I recommend you do too. You will not be disappointed!!
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Shana Kirby
May 17, 2020
Great artist and person! ????
Over the last few years, I’ve seen Char evolve as an artist and person. She is so professional and VERY creative. Always thinking of new ways to bring that artistic flow out of others. She is definitely that special light everyone needs in this world. I love her artwork and style.
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Myesha St John
May 17, 2020
Amazing and Unique
I’ve known her for a long time and what she wants to do with our community through artistic expression is truly influential. Where we’re from our youth needs this kind of stimulation through creativity and art. I’ve watched her art work and vision grow tremendously over the last few year and it’s inspiring. She puts her all into everything she does it is genuinely motivational. Any art work you receive from her will be unique and inventive thats a promise.
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