Art Enables is thrilled to announce that The Library of Congress has acquired 6 works by resident artist and Studio Assistant Toni Lane! Toni’s works were among the very first of what will be a collection of COVID-19-related artwork acquisitions by the Library. The Art Enables community was very excited to see Toni and her COVID-19-themed works highlighted on NBC4 News, and in a thoughtful article on the Library of Congress blog.
"To my eyes, Toni Lane’s COVID-19 drawings exemplify the superpower artists have to witness, envision, and tell vital stories that can invite us to care and reflect." - curator Katherine Blood of the Library of Congress.
Calvin "Sonny" Clarke is a hands-on kind of guy and loves working with wood, three-dimensional objects, and a variety of mediums and materials. Sonny comes across as the quintessential strong, silent type but when you see his smile, you realize he is incredibly warm, welcoming, and playful. In his art, he can surprise in all the same ways. He creates his own shapes and forms and he has a distinct mix of design and use of color.