Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fri. Nov. 30 from 7pm c-9pm c, r2c2h2 art opening @ The Blues Foundation...Unveil South Main Artwalk Launch Party 5pm c - 7pm c...Both Free & Open To The Public!!!

r2c2h2 tha artivist in the mix with his many pics...(Photo Credit: Sis. Damara Rochelle Hamlin)

***For Immediate Release***


Bro. Ron Herd II aka r2c2h2 tha artivist

phone: 901-299-4355

e-mail: r2c2h2@gmail.com




twitter: @weallbe @r2c2h2

 On Friday November 30 from 7pm c-9pm c please join r2c2h2 tha artivist @ his art opening @ The Blues Foundation (421 S Main Street), the international headquarters for the Blues in Memphis,Tn!!!  A historic, fun, 'edutaining' and 'artastic' event you won't soon forget!!! Free & Open to the public!!!

A Very Family Friendly Event!!! 

***r2c2h2 tha artvist will be giving a great art talk @ 7:30pm...You don't want to miss this!!!***

A Night Of 20 Exhibits...

This exhibit is one of many which are all part of the the Unveil South Main Artwalk Exhibition series...The Opening Reception Party will be from 5pm c-7pm c at the Jack Robinson Gallery (44 Huling Ave.)

About Unveil South Main Artwalk & Exhibition

20 artists have been selected from across the regional to exhibit in 20 spaces in the South Main District for 20 days as a part of the Unveil South Main Artwalk & Exhibition. This artwalk, taking place November 30 – December 19, brings together local artists with local businesses to celebrate South Main's creative economy.  With established galleries, Memphis College of Art’s Graduate School, and ArtSpace coming soon, this quirky, creative arts community provides the perfect canvas for this event.

The selected artists were chosen from nearly 100 submissions by a Selection Committee comprised of artists and curators.  Artists were then assigned a makeshift gallery space in a retail or restaurant space in South Main.  Artists will exhibit 8 – 10 pieces and are allowed to keep 100% of proceeds from sales.  Artists are donating one auction piece that will benefit the South Main Association, the organization that hosts the monthly South Main Trolley Night event.

Everyone is invited to attend a Unveil South Main Launch Party on Friday, November 30 at Jack Robinson Gallery from 5 -7 pm.  Auction items will be on display at this event.  Following the party, artists will proceed to their individual galleries for opening receptions from 7 -9 pm.  From November 31 – December 19, auction items will be on display at The Blues Foundation, 421 S Main Street, and available for online bidding and viewing on this site.

A panel of judges will view installed exhibits on November 30 starting at 12 noon to determine cash prizes.

Best in Show: $1000 

First Place: $750  

Second Place: $500

For more info please visit http://unveilsouthmain.com

Friday, November 23, 2012

‘The Brotherhood’ & ‘The Legacy’ 2 FOR 40$: Artworks Honoring Dean James E. McLeod & Dr. John B. Ervin

‘The Brotherhood’ & ‘The Legacy’ 2 FOR 40$: Artworks Honoring Dean James E. McLeod & Dr. John B. Ervin
The Dean & Tha Artivist

'The Legacy'
 'The Legacy' (2011) By r2c2h2 tha artivist (washington university in st. louis class of 2002)

On November 4, 2011, a framed print of 'The Legacy' was presented to Sis. Clara McLeod, the widow of Dean McLeod and one of the early supporters of the art career of Tha Artivist, at the closing reception of ‘Ronald Herd II: The Most Known UnKnown’ art exhibition @ The Nu-Art Series Metropolitan Art Gallery.

 'The Brotherhood'
 "The Brotherhood" (2012) by r2c2h2 tha artivist aka Ronald Cortez Herd II
Bro. Ron Herd II aka r2c2h2 tha artivist (Wash U, Class of 2002) presenting framed prints of "The Brotherhood" to the widows of Dean James McLeod (Sis. Clara McLeod, left) and Dr. John B. Ervin (Sis. Jane Ervin, right) @ The 25th John B. Ervin Scholars Banquet Celebration (The Marriott @ Union Station Banquet Hall, St. Louis, Mo, 9/15/2012).

2 for $40

“To whom much is given, much is required.”~Dr. John B. Ervin

Greetings and Happy Holidays Family!!!
For a limited time I will be selling commemorative art prints honoring the beautiful legacies of Dr. John B. Ervin, Dean James E. McLeod and The John B. Ervin Scholars Program…I created these two works over a year span and now I would like for everyone associated with these legacies to own a copy of these works for themselves...

For a limited time I will be selling limited run prints of these artworks for 2 for 40$ (plus $6 shipping and handling)…Normally one print would cost $25 (plus 6$ shipping & handling)…The prints on these works are limited so order while supplies last…Part of proceeds from sale will benefit the John B. Ervin Scholars & Dean James McLeod Scholar Programs respectively…So do a good deed and get rewarded for it also!!! These also make great gifts for friends and family who are familiar with the beautiful legacies of these men and the generous work of their namesake programs…

For Just $40 plus $6 shipping and handling ($46 total) this commemorative piece of history can be yours…All 11" x 17" prints (10.5" x 14" in actual image size) are signed by the artist and are limited edition…

You can order online using the following PayPal link:

Or you can make out a check and/or money order to me and mail it to the following address:
Attn: Ronald Herd II
Legacy/Brotherhood Art
P.O. Box 752062
Memphis, TN 38175

*To learn more about the meaning of ‘The Brotherhood’ go to the following link:

*To learn more about the meaning of ‘The Legacy’ go to the following link:
***You can still buy single prints of both ‘The Legacy’ and ‘The Brotherhood’ for $25 each (plus $6 shipping and handling)…You can use the following links below to access those options:
Own 'The Legacy' Today!!!

Own ‘The Brotherhood’ Today!!!

Ervinly yours,
Bro. Ron Herd II aka r2c2h2 tha artivist
Ervin Class of 2002
Phone: 901-299-4355
E-mail: r2c2h2@gmail.com

Monday, November 12, 2012

11/15/2012~Celebrating Jimmie Lunceford and Manassas High @ Rhodes College

Ron Herd II aka r2c2h2 tha artivist
Phone: 901-299-4355
E-mail: r2c2h2@gmail.com
Website: http://www.jimmielunceford.com

"Jimmie Lunceford has the best of all bands. Duke [Ellington] is great, [Count] Basie is
remarkable, but Lunceford tops them both."

-- Legendary Swing Band Leader Glenn Miller

The Mike Curb Institute for Music invites you to Rhodes College in Memphis,TN, on Thursday, November 15 for a very special evening honoring Jimmie Lunceford and the musical legacy of Manassas High School.

In honor of Lunceford’s 110th Birthday and the 65th Anniversary of his Death, a series of events will be held that explore his legacy as a famous bandleader during the Swing Era of the 1930s and 1940s, and his
role as band director at Manassas High School, where he became the father of jazz education in the United States.

The rich musical tradition of Manassas High School will also be a point of exploration and celebration during the evening.Among the school’s distinguished alumni are Gerald Wilson, George Coleman, Booker Little, Hank Crawford, Frank Strozier,Charles Lloyd, Emerson Able Jr., Harold Mabern, Howard Grimes, and
Isaac Hayes.
“Celebrating Jimmie Lunceford and the Music of Manassas High”
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Rhodes College

* 5:00 p.m. – Reception and viewing of Rhodes Student research on Manassas (Crain Reception Hall)

* 6:15 p.m. – Panel Discussion featuring Emerson Able, Jr. and Ron MBA Herd II aka r2c2h2 tha artivist (McCallum Ballroom)

* 7:30 p.m. – Concert featuring the Rhodes Jazz Band
with special guest vocalist and Manassas alumna Earlice Taylor (McCallum

* In addition to and in conjunction with our events,
Emerson Able, Jr. will be presented with a Beale Street Brass Note on
Wednesday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Historic Daisy Theater on
Beale Street.

***All Events Are Free And Open To The Public.***

 For more about Jimmie Lunceford and the Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival (JLJF) please visit http://www.jimmielunceford.com