LARRY "PONCHO" BROWN

2017

A native of Baltimore, Poncho’s unique style combines past and present art forms to create a sense of realism, mysticism and beauty. Stronger than Pride featured 40 of Poncho’s most thought-provoking works. Among them, Forgotten Journey features a man with a slave ship etched onto his back. The art brings tears to the eyes of most viewers. According to the artist, “Art and imagery are the strongest forms we have to challenge society’s perceptions of the African American experience."

The Exhibition is being sponsored in part by the Springfield Cultural Council, Black Professionals of Springfield, CBRE of Tower Square, Smokey Joe’s Cigar Lounge and Pioneer Financial Group.