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live painting at Nashville's Festaville.

 About Michael J. McBride

Michael J. McBride, earned his undergraduate degree in art, from Tennessee State University and his graduate degree in painting from Illinois State University. Currently, he is an instructor of art at Tennessee State University and has been the  lead artist on many community-based mural projects in Nashville, Tennessee. McBride was featured in Visions of My People, sixty years of African American art in Tennessee, an exhibit organized by the Tennessee State Museum and one of his pieces was purchase for their permanent collection.   He was one of twelve Nashville artists selected by The Tennessean newspaper for inclusion in the Millennium 2000 Collection, a signal honor. Another honor was the Side by Side sister cities exhibition with Belfast, Northern Ireland, featuring 17 artists from Nashville and 17 artists from Ireland.  He was awarded in the summer of 2005, a ten weeks artist in residence in Bermuda with the MasterWorks Museum of Bermuda Art.  His current body of work titled “Too Black Too Fast” is a traveling exhibition of art about African- American jockeys and trainers.  McBride’s work is included in both private and public collections in the US and abroad. His work has been featured on television sitcoms, such as "Living Single", "The Wayans Bros. Show", and "The Jamie Foxx Show". Michael has illustrated over 80 children's books and book covers for several publishing groups.


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