Prince, Steve, (What Use Are Flowers)
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"What Use Are Flowers" by Steve Prince
10 x 14 inches original watercolor monotype print on paper -- unframed
Steve A. Prince is an artist, educator and art evangelist. His mediums are printmaking, drawing and sculpture. Steve is a native of New Orleans and the crescent city's rich tradition of art, music and religion pulsate through his work. He uses the language of the line in a rhythmic and powerful way. Prince's art is inherently narrative and metaphorically complex. He uses a rich, visual vocabulary of signs and symbols to tell stories that express his unique vision founded in hope, faith and creativity.
Prince received his BFA from Xavier University of Louisiana and his MFA from Michigan State University. Prince is an educator and has taught privately, middle school, college, and is currently teaching at Montgomery College in Maryland. He has shown his art internationally in various solo, group, and juried exhibitions, at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, the National Gallery of the Bahamas, the Museum of Cultural Arts Center in Santa Catarina, Brazil, the Grand Rapids Museum of Art, the Portsmouth Courthouse Museum, Hampton University Museum, the Museum of African American Culture in New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana Gallery, Charles H. Taylor Art Center in Hampton, and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center to name a few.
In addition, Prince is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the 2008 Best in Show Award at the Charles H. Taylor Art Center "Artist's Who Teach Juried Show", the 2008 Steward School Artist in Residence in Richmond, Virginia, 2007 Best in Show at the Southeastern Virginia Arts Association Juried art show, Virginia Beach, VA, the 2007 Partners of the Americas Artist in Residence in Santa Catarina, Brazil, a 2006 and 2007 Trawick Prize semi-finalis the 2005 Creative Excellence Award of Virginia Career and Technical Education, the 2001 and 2004 Best in Show at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia Beach, the 2004 Award of Achievement at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center Biennial, the Images 2006 and 2000 Merit Award Winner at Pennsylvania State University, and the Outstanding Award of Merit from the Mayor of New Orleans in 1999.