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Ronald Herd II a.k.a. R2C2H2 Tha Artivist

e-mail address: [email protected]

cell phone: (901) 299-4355

Education

School: Walden University

Degree: Doctorate in Education (Pending)

School: Bethel University, McKenzie, TN

Degree: MBA (December 2009)

School: Washington University, St. Louis, MO (WUSTL)

Degree: BFA in Print Making/Drawing (May 2002)

School: John Overton High School, Memphis, TN

Degree: Honors High School Diploma (May 1998)

Work Experience

* Professional visual artist http://www.r2c2h2.com

* Field Coordinator & PR Director For 2011 I. A.M. (Inspiring Academic Motivation) Summer ACT Workshop Camp

* Founder of The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group, Inc. (2009)

* Workshop Presenter @ 2009 BDPA Conference @ The Raleigh Convention Center In Raleigh, North Carolina

* 2009 Memphis Youth Leadership Program Coach/Counselor

* Creator & Host “Real Talk With Tha Artivist” TV Show (April 13, 2009-Present) on Comcast Cable Ch. 17, Memphis, TN, Mondays @ 8PM Central

* Workshop Presenter @ 2009 PeaceJam Conference @ Rhodes College (Memphis, TN)

* Creator of W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV http://www.youtube.com/weallbetv & http://www.weallbetv.blip.tv (Jan. 2009-Present)

* Memphis Community Outreach Coordinator for Amnesty International (Oct.-Dec. 2008)

* Workshop Presenter @ 2008 Gandhi-King Conference @ Christian Bros. University (Memphis, TN)

* Freelance Journalist For The Memphis Tri-State Defender (Fall & Winter 2007)

* Trumpeter for the Salvation Army (Winter 2007)

* Created The First Annual Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival: http://www.jimmielunceford.com

* Master of Ceremonies @ historic “Strange Fruit: The Jena 6 Story” @Washington University in St. Louis (Oct. 26, 2007)

* Planned The Ervin 20th Art Exhibition (2007)

* Created and hosted popular internet radio show, “Tha Artivist Presents…W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio” http://www.blogtalkradio.com/weallbe (Jan. 7, 2007-Jan. 7, 2012) had 500,000 plus listeners

* Created W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Alternative News http://www.weallbe.org (Spring 2006-Present)

* Arts Lecturer

* 2007 Art For Hope Planning Committee for The Hope House Daycare of Memphis, Tn

* Art Instructor for Coleman Elementary Art Club in Memphis (2006 – 2007)

* Actor @ the Hattiloo Black Rep. Theatre Memphis, TN (September-October 2006)

* Art Judge for Mid-South Fair Annual Visual Art Competition (Elementary Division) – 2005, 2007 & 2008

* Private Art Instructor (present)

* Art Instructor for Hope Pres. Church (Memphis) Spring Break and Summer School Camps (2005)

* Urban Art Commission Selection Committee (2004-2005)

* Creator of the Arthur ‘Soldier Boy Grip’ Taylor Chronicles comic strip

* Mid-South Scholastic Art Judge -- January 18, 2005 - January 19, 2005

* Memphis City Schools Substitute Teacher (2004-2005) (2008-Present)

* Visual Art Educator for Arts, Visions and Venues (Memphis) - Summer 2003 and Summer 2004

* Emerging Artist for the Urban Art Commission for Memphis City Hall Project (2003)

* Visual Art Educator for MLK Weekend @ The National Civil Rights Museum-Memphis (Jan 2003)

* Certified Framer (Michael’s 2003)

* Arts Educator at Chips In Motion's Reach & Teach Through The Arts Program (Fall 2001-Spring 2002)

* Art Instructor at Memphis College of Art (June, 2001)

Art Shows/ Exhibitions

One Person Shows

* “Unveil South Main” @ The Blues Foundation (11/30/2012-12/19/2012)

*“The Most Known Unknowns” @ Metropolitan Art Gallery in St. Louis, MO (9/9/2011-

11/4/2011)

* All That Jazz Exhibit @ Optimal Health Chiropractic (Memphis, Tn, March 2008-May 2008)

* R2C2H2 : Jazzn’ It Up Solo Show @ McEwen’s On Monroe (Memphis,Tn, April-July 2007)

* From Tha Artivist With Love @ Mo’s Memphis Originals (February-March 2007)

* Tha Artivist Visits @ Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va (October 2006 )

* R2C2H2: Evolution of a Movement at Wachovia Gallery of The Richland County Public Library in Columbia, SC (October 6, 2005 – November 20, 2005)

* Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Library Art Gallery (January 2005 – December 2005)

* R2C2H2: In The Black at the Ross Gallery of Christian Brothers University (Memphis) 4/8/2005-5/13/2005

* R2C2H2: Visual Stories at the Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery (10/7/04 - 11/12/04)

* R2C2H2: Visualizing Jazz at the Sheldon Art Galleries (8/5/03 - 10/4/03)

* Featured Artist of the month (February and July 2003) Hope Presbyterian Church, Memphis,TN

* Live Artist for the Abstract Lounge on 3/23/02

* St. Louis's Prince Hall, One Man Show (3/15/02 - 5/11/02)

* R2C2H2: Evolution of a Style at Vaughn Cultural Art Center of the St. Louis Urban League (One Man Show) (1/12/02-3/8/02)

* R2C2H2's Rhythm-N-Art series (Fall 1999-2001)

* WUSTL's Acoustic City's Featured Artist of the Month (Sept. 2001)

* One man showing at The Theatre Works of Memphis (August 2001)

Group Shows

* 2011 Frito Lay Black History Art Contest 1st Prize Winner

* 2010 [Choice] Life Over AIDS Exhibit @ The Caritas Village (Sep.-Dec. 2010) (Honorable Mention)

* Art For Hope @ The Pink Palace Museum (Oct. 30, 2008)

* Art For Hope @ The Pink Palace Museum (Nov.1, 2007)

* Ervin 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition (Sept. 14, 2007)

* NIA Art Salon 3.0 @ Marshall Arts Gallery (Aug.-Sept. 2007)

* Coleman Elem. Art Club Exhibit (May 8, 2007)

* FedEx Corporate World Headquarters Winter Exhibition (Dec. 2006-March 2007)

* Art For Hope @ The Junior League Of Memphis (Nov. 9, 2006)

* Fuzion 3.O - NIA Art Group at Marshall Arts Gallery in Memphis,Tn (October-November 2006)

* Meeting Miss Conception at the Tunica Museum (Sept-October 2006)

* Tha Artivist Presents…Words, Beats and Pix!!! @ Zora's Lounge in Memphis (Novemebr16, 2006)

* Tha Artivist Presents…Words, Beats and Pix!!! @ Zora's Lounge in Memphis (October 12, 2006)

* Tha Artivist Presents…Words, Beats, and Pics!!! @ Legacy Books and Café in St. Louis, Mo (August 20, 2006)

* Tha Artivist Presents…Words, Beats, and Pics!!! @ MO's Memphis Originals (July 29,2006)

* Nia Salon 2 Art Exhibition at the On the Street Gallery (Memphis College of Art, July-August 2006)

* Church Inc. - NIA Art Group at Prairie View (Feb.2006 - March 2006)

* FREESTYLE Art Show at Grambling University (Feb. 2006 - March 2006)

* The Okay Player featuring The Roots visual art exhibition at the Le Triptyque in Paris, France (December 18, 2004 – Jan. 18, 2005)

* IAM (Incorporation of Artists on the Move, Inc.) Jazz Art Exhibition (Summer 2002)

* Washington University School of Art's BFA Show (May 2002)

* Stop and Ink Printmakers Show at Bixby Hall (April 26, 2002 )

* Janet Turner National Print Show (California State Univ. at Chico) won Honorable Merit Award (2/25/02 - 3/22/02)

* Art St. Louis XVII Exhibition (11/22/01- 1/4/02)

* 19 Playgrounds Group Show (Spring 2001) at Des Lee Gallery

* 2001 Spring Seen Art Exhibition at Des Lee Gallery (St. Louis)

* Four the Hard Way Group Show (Spring 2000)

* Artworks selected to WUSTL Super Top Secret Art Show ('99, ‘00 & '01)

Books Authored and Illustrated by R2C2H2

• JAMES REESE EUROPE: JAZZ LIEUTENANT (2005)BOOKSURGE PUBLISHING Award: Smithsonian Institute Recommended Jazz Books for Kids and Young Adults List (2005) website: http://www.jazzlieutenant.blogspot.com

Honors/Awards

• WUSTL John B. Ervin Scholarship

• United Way June Lee Scholarship

• Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship

• 1998 Target-All-Year-Around Scholarship

• WUSTL ABS (Association of Black Students)

• Kwanzaa Most Creative Award (‘99, ‘00, ‘01)

• ’98 Mid South Regional Scholastic Best Portfolio

• National Youth Leadership Conference Alum (1998)

• Most Creative Male (Senior High ’98)

• ’95 & ’98 Who’s Who Among American High School Students

• National Spanish Honor Society (1998)

• National Honor Society (1997)

• NAACP ACT-SO (1st Place, painting, Memphis ’98)

• Designed T-shirt logo for WUSTL Leadership Through Service Program (Summer, 1999)

• “Mr. Knowledge Award” presented by WUSTL ABS (‘99,‘00 &’01)

• Spires Literary Magazine (National College Lit.) illustrations (‘99, ‘00 & ’01)

• Art School Representative for WUSTL National High

School Art Teacher Forum (Falls ‘98 & ’99)

• Designed official logo/icon for the WUSTL Language Lab (1998)

• Created Illustrated Covers for the Black Women Ancestors (Spring 2001), (Summer 2001), and Kwanzaa (2001 & 2000) editions of The Sister Nineties Literary Magazine

• Illustrated front and back cover of The Eliot Review

Literary Magazine (Spring 2001)

• Provided supporting illustrations for the Fall 2001 Eliot Review Literary Magazine

• Illustrated articles for winter 2001/2002 What’s Up St. Louis? Magazine

• Designed official poster for WUSTL Black Anthology 2002

• 2nd Place in WUSTL ABS’s MLK Art Contest (2002)

• Designed WUSTL Black Arts & Sciences Festival Poster (2000)

• Runner-up for 2001 Langston Hughes Award (2001 WUSTL’s W.E.B. DuBois Awards Program)

• Recipient of Ralph Bunche Award for Academic Excellence (2001 WUSTL’s W.E.B. DuBois Awards Program)

• Co-Recipient of the 2002 Langston Hughes Award (2001 WUSTL’s W.E.B. DuBois Awards Program)

• 2002 Doublemint Ace Award Recipient (1 out 50 chosen from over 14,500 applicants)

• Recipient of the 2002 WUSTL Art School Margo Trump Award

• WUSTL’s ABS Tribute to Black Men and Black Women “Renaissance Man” Award (2002)

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