New Power Generation 2008, organized by the Hampton University Museum, is a national competition for contemporary art by people of African descent. It is an opportunity for the museum to enhance its long-held reputation as a documenter of movements in the visual arts by focusing its attention on emerging and working artists who are creating new forms and charting new directions.
Napoleon Jones-Henderson is the juror for this year's competition. Henderson is a mixed media artist whose career as an artist and educator spans over thirty years. Exhibiting extensively in the United Sates and internationally, Henderson is also a member of AfriCobra (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) since 1969. He is currently executive director of the Research Institute of African and African Diaspora Arts, Inc., in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and an associate professor of art at Benedict College, Columbia, South Carolina.
To receive a Prospectus for New Power Generation 2008 contact: Vanessa D. Thaxton-Ward, 757.727.5508 or Vanessa.Thaxton-Ward@Hamptonu.edu