The Durham VOICE Spotlights Art in our Community… Immerse Yourself!



Kudos to The Durham VOICE for spotlighting The Hayti Heritage Center’s Black History Artists’ Perspectives Exhibition. The article helps to tell the story about the value of art in our community. Curator, Willie Bigelow, a Durham resident and artist and Angela Lee designed this exhibition to pay tribute to Black History Month.

Featured Artists include Willie Bigelow, Wade Williams and Clarence Heyward. I am thankful to be featured again this year. I am from the neighborhood and feel that it is my duty. I’ll be featuring my newest piece titled “A Quiet Moment”.

Yes, this is what I do… to help spread joy to the world! So, I join in the the efforts to encourage each of you to come together with the African American artists and honor the black experience: “Immerse Yourself in the Fifth Annual Black History: Artists’ Perspective Exhibition“.

Check out the full article here.

Published by Wade H. Williams Artist At Large

Wade H. Williams, African American Artist/Muralist has always identified as an artist at a early age... "I found ways to free my expressions and have been painting in one way or another for as long as I can remember." Wade was born in Durham NC in 1950 at Duke hospital and attended W. G. Pearson Elementary School, Whitted Junior High and Hillside High School Class of 1968. He received a tennis scholarship and graduated 1972 from Saint Augustine's College, Raleigh NC with a Bachelors in Fine Art. During his four years at Saint Augustine's College he also attended Shaw University and Meredith College for the Arts. He matriculated to New York to attend the Art Students League of New York between 1979 to 1989 and received the Jackson Pollock Scholarship Board of Control Scholarship and a number of others. While attending the Art Students League of New York, Wade studied drawing and oil painting under Hughie Lee Smith and Artistic Anatomy under Robert Beverly Hale among others.