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Sharra M Harvin About

The movement that took place during the Harlem Renaissance, and the years to follow influences and inspires me. For me I was impressed by the intelligence of this group of writers, artists and musicians that emerged out of this era. I illustrate this in my work by incorporating movement in each of my drawings that symbolizes the movement that took place then and that is continuing on now. I strive to reach the level of aptitude that the late Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and James Baldwin, to name a distinct few, displayed in their literature. This movement is what motivates me in my art. Add Comment


Sharra was born in Weirton, WV on July 4th 1984. Attended Madonna High school where she was president of the art club her senior year. Then attended ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY in 2003 and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Drawing may 2007. While at ASU Sharra became a proud Sigma Gamma Rho, a historically black sorority founded in 1922. During Sharra's junior year at ASU she decided it was time to step out of the classroom and display her art to the public. With the help of two other talented african american art students and friends they were able to produce a proposal that rewarded them with a gallery space for four days at the Step gallery on campus, titled Color In. Then her senior year she exhibited her work in the Senior Exhibit of Painting and Drawing.



July 2006- Sept 2006 [Interned] Meyer__™s Art Gallery Scottsdale, AZ

Feb 2006 - May 2006 [File clerk] Visual Resources Center Tempe, AZ

Jan 2006 __" May 2006 [Gallery Monitor] Step Gallery Tempe, AZ

May 1-12, 2006 [Coordinator] Honoring Ancestors: An Exploration of African art and Identity Gallery 100 Tempe, AZ

Oct 2006 and May 2006 [Layout Designer] Designed newsletter for Realtor Mari Harvin for Keller Williams Realty Southwest Scottsdale, AZ

March 2004- present [Mural] display at Curves fitness Scottsdale, AZ on Mountain View


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