Written by | Ray Cornelius

I had the pleasure of ending Black History Month this week at the Closing Reception of United Nations Humanitarian of the Year Award Winner, Jim Hill and his Mosaic Master-Pieces Art Exhibit. The private affair took place at a swanky gallery in the West Midtown district of Atlanta and featured live jazz from my friend Eric Thomas and Elevate the Quest along with poetry and of course beautiful art.

Mr. Hill has spent most of his career educating youth in New York City schools and also worked as a fashion print model for 10 years. He talked to attendees about those life changing experiences and how he has always found great joy in helping others learn about Black history and culture through his art work.  His mosaics always incorporate his passion for love, live, and the struggles and triumphs of Black People throughout the African diaspora.

The event was also an opportunity for him to promote his new book Historical Blues – 100 Stories and 100 Pictures and as well as his new collection of work that pays tribute to Civil Rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. It also pays homage to his mother and to African American women in corporate America.

Check out a few more images from the reception below:

Photo Credits: RayCornelius.com