“We are the Keepers of our culture and history. For us to move forward, we must know our history.”
TribeLA Magazine: What is your favorite Indulgence? Do you cook? What is your specialty meal? What is your favorite restaurant in LA where you indulge yourself?
Charles Bibbs: I don’t cook, but I love to eat good food. I am very fortunate because my wife is an excellent cook. One unique thing about her is, that she loves to experiment and try new things. There is never a dull moment when it comes to eating. My favorite place to eat in LA is Rock Sugar.
TribeLA Magazine: What is your all-time favorite piece of art that you created and why?
Charles Bibbs: Back in 1968 after two years of college, I learned the history of my people and culture. Things that I didn’t learn in high school. In tribute to that, I did a silk screen called “My Name Is Black.”
Charles Bibbs has featured his works in numerous galleries and art venues across the nation and abroad, such as the International Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan in 2004. Today, he is serving as permanent Artist-In-Residence for ASALH (The Association for the Study of African American Life & History, Washington, DC., an organization founded by Carter G. Woodson (Founder of Black History Month). In 2015, he was invited to serve on the ASALH Centennial National Honorary Committee. Bibbs also received the prestigious ASALH “Living Legacy Award” in 2016. Charles Bibbs’ work is featured in the collection of many private homes and organizations throughout the world.