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Where people share and discover artistic talent and more

Where people share and discover artistic talent and more

Gilbert Young is a nationally renowned artist, muralist, and art conservator. Born and raised in Cincinnati Ohio, he served twenty-seven years as director and conservator of the multi-million dollar University of Cincinnati Fine Art Collection. A few of his monumental mural projects can still be viewed in the greater Cincinnati area.

In 1994 Young was named Artist-in-Residence to the University of Cincinnati. He re-located to Atlanta, Georgia in 1995 and became Artistic Director for the International Paint Pals Art Competition in conjunction with the 1996 Olympics. He was commissioned by Procter & Gamble to design the Salute to Greatness Award presented by the Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violent Social Change, and was featured in Ebony Man magazine as a “Talented & Impressive Black Artist.” Young is the first artist to perform live on stage accompanied by an entire symphony orchestra while creating a commemorative work. The painting of maestro Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati POPS orchestra was recently installed in the new School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. Gilbert was recognized in “Who’s Who in Black Atlanta,” the 2010 and 2012 editions, and in July, 2011 he was honored by recording artist Big Boi and the Big Kidz Foundation as one of five “Champions of the Arts” along with Academy Award winner Monique, and actress/director Jasmine Guy. In 2012, Gilbert was inducted into the 66th edition of “Who’s Who in America.”

Artist Gilbert Young presenting Singer Al Jareau a portrait.

Legendary Artist Gilbert Young pictured with Academy Award Winner Monique

Young is a frequent lecturer, and has been invited to speak at colleges and universities around the country including Harvard Law School, Spelman College, and Morehouse College. In 2001 he was presented with the prestigious Heritage Award for Outstanding Visual Arts at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York. In 2004, he received the Pallet Award for Lifetime Achievement in the arts during the Heritage Arts Festival in Atlanta, and in 2011 he was honored with a Resolution from the Georgia House of Representatives naming him State of Georgia Artist of the Year.

Gilbert Young's "On Their Shoulders"

Gilbert Young's "He Ain't Heavy"

Young is the only artist in the world to paint a portrait of an American President that is signed by the subject. The piece, entitled “History + Hope = Change,” may be viewed at A portrait of Mrs. Obama was recently completed.

Mr. Young creatively painting a portrait of the First Lady, Michelle Obama.

Artwork by Gilbert Young can be found in galleries throughout the United States, in select cities around the world, and in many private and corporate collections including St. Petersburg Russia’s City Hall and the Paul R. Jones collection of African American Art at the University of Delaware—one of the oldest, largest, and most complete holdings of African American art in the world.

"Art lovers from all around the world view Gilbert Young's vast contribution to the Arts as truly LEGENDARY".

The Legendary Artist Mr. Gilbert Young at a LIVE Painting Session.


Willie Bradley is a graduate of South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC where he earned a BS Degree in Music Education and Performance. Willie has played with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Frank Foster, Max Roach, Betty Carter and Nat Adderley. Bradley came from the funk band Big Bertha and recorded 2 original CDs What Color Is Your Mind and It’s About Time. Bradley had originally met Ted Ash years earlier when the two were part of another group called The Package Band. Cornell Young had played in numerous rock groups. Collectively, the trio has opened for or played with smooth jazz and blues artists such as Fourplay, Eric Darius, Pamela Williams, Terry Cummings, Mike Phillips, Joey Sommerville, Junior Wells, Bobby Blue Bland, Gordon James, Marcus Anderson and Ryan Kilgore.

In 2002, the three Fayetteville, North Carolina natives joined forces playing smooth jazz as the Willie Bradley Trio after each establishing themselves on the local scene in different bands. Pooling their collective talents, the trio became a popular ... attraction throughout

live attraction throughout their area, playing covers and originals together for two years before breaking up for personal reasons. In the Willie Bradley Trio days, the three would play an upscale, event the first Saturday of every month in the ballroom of the Clarion Hotel; they most recently continued the tradition at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux as Essential Elements. Several years later, as fate and God would have it, the three—unbeknownst to each other--were attending the same church, Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist. They began healing old wounds and, at the urging of their pastor, began playing jazz arrangements of gospel songs for the congregation under the name The Kingdom Builders. They also performed at couples ministry banquets and at other churches in the region. While continuing to play gospel, the three ultimately decided to get their jazz groove going again.


Frances Lozada is a multi-talented actress who stays active within her artistic community to keep her craft alive. Although she graduated St. John's University with a Business Degree in Marketing, she pursued a career in acting.  Also a Mambo/Salsa Dancer, she has opened for the legendaryJazz

lthe egendary Jazz Musician Wynton Marsalis at the House of Tribes theater.  In films she has played various roles ranging from a doll in the film MUNECA where her stillness makes people wonder if she is real or not and a gang member in a feature film called GANG GIRL who leaves the gang to become a Christian.  GANG GIRL  is being sold now at and  She co-produced and appeared in a film called 36 SAINTS which is looking to be released theatrically. Currently she hosts a CINEMA NIGHT in Brooklyn where she showcases the short films of upcoming NYC based filmmakers.  She has been invited to be a guest host for the Brooklyn Girl Film Festival 2013 (March 28-30) by the founder the festival, April Mosqus. 


Dylan Chambers & The Midnight Transit are quickly becoming one of the Hottest New Bay Area Bands! With a growing presence DCMT is the buzz in the air! They capture the 60's/70's vibe speaking about peace, love and positive change while staying relevant to the now generation. Dylan Chambers is the son of Lester Chambers, lead singer and front man of The Chambers Brothers. So you know he was born to rock! He is definitely carrying on the passion and musical heritage while keeping his own unique sound and style! DCMT have individually played all over the US from the House of Blues and The Troubadour in Hollywood, To Lincoln Center in New York, including the festival scene, such as Earthdance, Seattle Hempfest, Summer Arts, Sacramento Hempfest, Venice Beach Musicfest and Performing at both the 40th Anniversary of The Summer of Love and 40th Anniversary of Woodstock "WestFest" in Golden Gate Park for over 50,000 people. Recently Dylan traveled to N.Y.C to Perform at The City Winery, ranked one of the Top 100 music venues in the US for the "Music For Occupy" CD Release Party. Dylan has shared stages with Steve Cropper ...

(Blues Brothers, Booker T MGs) Eric Burden (Animals War) Wolfman Jack (DJ personality) and Joe Walsh (Eagles). DCMT have been hard at work in the studio writing new material and crafting a sound that blends Riff-Riding Bluesy Rock and Funky Vintage Soulful Pop to make you want to move and keep you in the groove!  Many fans compare their look and sound to a mix of Lenny Kravitz and The Red Hot Chili Peppers meets Otis Redding! From the younger rock/dance crowd to the older fans of Jimi Hendrix and The Chambers Brothers, DCMT bridges the age gap and makes music that impresses your heart, mind, body, and soul!

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