Joe Frazier by Chad Cortez Everett


Icons and Symbols that represent Philly, are my personal memories associated with my past.  I created the art exhibition to pay homage to theses special images. I have a powerful connection to each image; as a result, I created a lasting memory. Dr. Seuss stated, “Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” As an adult, I realized my memories are precious. In the past twenty years, I took my memories for granted while living in Philadelphia. I remember the sights and vibrant sounds of the downtown created a lasting impression in my life. This art exhibition extends my appreciation for my memories and how they shape my life.

My memories of living in Philadelphia are based on these images. I watched Julius Erving and the 76ers win their first NBA Championship. At Tilden Middle School, I touched the Liberty Bell at Independence Mall; before, they had the tight security.  I watched The Legendary Roots perform at Temple University; before, watching them at the Wawa festival. I associate my memories with each collage. As a result, I created a visual timeline of my life. Our memories are the gateways to our souls. In conclusion, we should cherish and share our memories. 


11 x 14 Matted Print

Andrew Turner was born in l944 in Chester, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. Andrew’s work has been widely acclaimed, with many solo exhibitions and participation in group exhibitions. He has taught art in grades K-1 2 in the Chester, Pennsylvania Public Schools and in correctional centers. Andrew Turner Artwork click here

Romare Howard Bearden was born on September 2, 1911, to (Richard) Howard and Bessye Bearden in Charlotte, North Carolina, and died in New York City on March 12, 1988, at the age of 76. His life and art are marked by exceptional talent, encompassing a broad range of intellectual and scholarly interests, including music, performing arts, history, literature and world art. Bearden was also a celebrated humanist, as demonstrated by his lifelong support of young, emerging artists. See Bearden Artwork click here