Purple Umbrella by Charles Bibbs – creator of the Black Madonna in the movie, “The Secret Life of Bees”

Purple Umbrella by Charles Bibbs – creator of the Black Madonna in the movie, “The Secret Life of Bees”

In his 47 years as an artist, Charles Bibbs has received over 100 recognitions and awards for his art and philanthropic spirit, including the “Key to the City” awards in 7 major cities across the United States. His Work has been widely featured in films, such as the “The Secret Life of Bees” (he created the ‘Black Madonna’ subject for this movie), television, books and CD covers including six cover designs for the Urban Knight Collection that features legendary musicians Ramsey Lewis and Grover Washington.

ART TODAY 041818 Yellow Umbrella by Charles Bibbs + A 2-minute podcast on the business of Art…

ART TODAY 041818 Yellow Umbrella by Charles Bibbs + A 2-minute podcast on the business of Art…

Charles Bibbs is the founder of several organizations and businesses such as, Art On Tour, Images Magazine, The Inland Empire Music, and Arts Foundation. Bibbs is also the founder of two publishing and distribution companies, the former B Graphics and Fine Arts, and his present business, Studio B Art Publishing and Distribution. He has also owned and operated seven art galleries in Southern California.

ART TODAY 041518 Charles Bibbs is in the House! As Artist of the Week + a short video with Synthia SAINT JAMES

ART TODAY 041518 Charles Bibbs is in the House! As Artist of the Week + a short video with Synthia SAINT JAMES

I have always said, “that my most important goal as an artist is to make profound aesthetic art statements that are ethnically rooted and at the same time arouse the spiritual emotions in the viewers. I want to tell stories in my art that mirrors the Black Experience, but in a way that is uniquely mine. I want to create an art language that is uniquely ”Bibbs” that will take the viewer on a unique journey into a different experience.” Charles Bibbs

Meet Rohitash Rao and check out his TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview

Meet Rohitash Rao and check out his TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview

I’ve created over 150 fake album covers for bands that don’t exist, as well as fake concert posters and T-shirts. I’ve also enlisted a music company called Jingle Punks to create original music and we’re releasing our first record on vinyl called “Rohit Records Greatest Hits Volume 1.” I’ve also directed a music video for one of the songs called “Coastal Elites.” So to answer your question, that’s my new favorite piece of writing/art/music.

041418 “Look at Me” – Also, a must read and see are Peter Nelson and Rohitash Rao’s book series’ that JK Rowling called “absolutely wonderful—fast-paced, inventive, engaging, and hilarious.”

041418 “Look at Me” – Also, a must read and see are Peter Nelson and Rohitash Rao’s book series’ that JK Rowling called “absolutely wonderful—fast-paced, inventive, engaging, and hilarious.”

In 2009 Rohitash and his longtime writing partner, Peter Nelson, published their first children’s book, “Herbert’s Wormhole” through Harper Collins. J.K. Rowling gave it a thumbs up and it soon led to a trilogy. The books are now sold all over the U.S., Brazil and Korea. Their second book series, “Creature Keepers” is a 4-book series and book 4 was released last October, 2017.

ART TODAY 041218 The “Album Covers” exhibit for bands that don’t exist is coming to Downtown LA in May… Details soon + Sci Fi channel’s “Bucket” promo

ART TODAY 041218 The “Album Covers” exhibit for bands that don’t exist is coming to Downtown LA in May… Details soon + Sci Fi channel’s “Bucket” promo

In 2015 Peter and Rohitash created a number of animated short films for Comedy Central called “Anau Jiram” which airs on an animated block of comedy called “Trip Tank.” Peter and Ro call this their “Beavis and Butthead” — about two idiot 20-something roommates who have surreal adventures. (“Anau Jiram” is “marijuana” spelled backwards.)

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