Black History Cultural Art Experience
Published by Laurie Pender on December 7, 2018

Award-winning Visual Artist, Yolanda Burse Debuts Her 2019 Black History Art Exhibit for Art Lovers of All Ages.  

Yolanda Burse stands beside original artworkMs. Yolanda Burse brings her exclusive Black History Collection to the Spring Lake Recreation Center located at 245 Ruth Street, Spring Lake, North Carolina on February 16, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Her passion for Black History and self-taught skills with an array of artistic media merge to form her most creative, inspiring and thought-provoking exhibit yet.

Artist Biography:  Ms. Burse’s award-winning works have been featured throughout Cumberland County for more than nine years, exhibiting her first art piece in the 2008 Food Show Art Exhibit.  She was the first artist to exhibit with the Veterans Affairs Art Gallery. She has been awarded first and second place in various art categories with the Cumberland County Fair.  Ms. Burse took second place in the 2016 Dickens Holiday Photography Contest. This out of the box thinker and self-taught visual artist has established her own lane on the Cumberland County art scene.  She predominantly works in the art media of glass engraving, wood burning, and carving, as well as photography. She does not hesitate to try other art media for the fun of it. Her 2019 exhibit features mixed medium pieces, as well as oil pastels, charcoal, pointillism, and acrylic creations.  Ms. Burse’s art has also been featured in several local churches, elementary and high schools, the 2018 African-American Economic Experience, and the 1st Annual African-American Heritage Celebration Festival. Ms. Burse recently donated original pieces for the Second Annual Art Auction, “Home Is Where the HeART Is” event hosted by Connection of Cumberland. The event was held to raise funds to help homeless children succeed.   Also, she had the honor of donating new pieces of art for the 112th Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Founder’s Day Celebration Silent Auction.

As Yolanda Burse continues to perfect her craft, she hopes her art and vision will bring a fresh perspective to art and inspire others to take an interest in some form of art.  Ms. Burse’s children are also flourishing artists. In 2016, her youngest child secured the title of the youngest artist ever to enter the Arts Council PWC Call for Art Exhibit and was their featured Artist of the Week.  Ms. Burse aspires to ignite passion, in people of all ages, “to create things that will highlight their own vision and philosophy”. The Black History Cultural Art Experience will be an event to remember.


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