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Charles Curtis Blackwell

Charles Curtis Blackwell

About: Legally blind poet, painter, playwright and teacher who guides us on an intimate journey of his past and present. Blackwell reveals stories of survival, memories and poetry, with fine art interspersed, social justice in motion, speaking powerfully his poems and music. Each of these media expose Blackwell’s challenging upbringing in both California and Mississippi, to his current creative life including discussions on loss, love, pain, and redemption — all through the prism of his artistic endeavors. Star of a documentary “The God Given Talent” and Disability Justice Award-Winner Charles Curtis Blackwell offers us his latest poem!


More info: Rent the film and Listen to more of Charles’ latest poetry at his new Bandcamp page, which has albums of audio poetry and music!

When not writing poems, I transition into painting. The media I typically apply as layers are Acrylic & Ink.

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Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804-1600


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Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm