Beverly Tipton Hammond is an ordained minister, dancer, choreographer, visual artist, singer, songwriter and entrepreneur. She began painting 14 years ago as a hobby and has over 300 paintings/collages. Her medium is acrylic, ink marker on canvas and wood, as well as collage. Her artwork was featured in the Hennepin County Employee Exhibit in 2017, the Hennepin County Health Department Exhibit Hall and most recently her “Hattitude Series” was featured at the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum & Gallery in the “Grace Exhibit” in 2018-2019.The series features vibrant colors and hats inspired by Beverly’s passion for millinery.
Liturgical Flow is another popular series of paintings which speaks to the expression of worship through dance.
In July 2020, Beverly and her husband Drew Hammond were invited to participate in the creation of the Black Lives Matter Mural, sponsored by the Minnesota African American Museum and Gallery. They opened the Hammond Art Gallery in March, 2020, located in the Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson Street in Northeast Minneapolis, # 425. Art Works by Drew & Beverly Hammond
Christopher E. Harrison
Christopher E. Harrison (1965) is an Ohio native who received his BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH. Harrison currently lives and works his studio practice in Minneapolis as a visual artist, illustrator, educator and graphic designer. He has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions including MIAD (WI), Nemeth Art Center (MN), Soo Visual Art Center (MN), Ridgewater College (MN), and Smack Mellon (NY). Harrison has created public art for North Minneapolis as well. His work has been supported with grant funding by Jerome Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, the City of Minneapolis, the Elizabeth Murray Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation and MRAC Next Step.
Amina Harper is an emerging artist born in Minneapolis, MN where she currently works and resides. She began her career in 2010 and has been developing an extensive exhibition history in the process. In 2015, Harper was the recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Partnership Grant to fund her first illustrated book.
Harper is as talented at conceptualization as she is at draftsmanship. Her work is lush, detailed, narrative driven and wholly fantastical, romantic, and bizarre. She is currently in the process of adding acrylic painting into her long list of artistic and creative skill sets.