Installation series from ONLI STUDIOS presented at the DuSable Museum in Chicago.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

2015 opened with a retrospective exhibition of Onli's work and closed with his curating a group exhibition on the arc of the growing Black Age of Comics movement which was kindly extended until Dec. 31st 2015.  

We thank all of you that participated and appreciated both important showcase.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Prof. Onli who earned a BFA and M.A.A.T. from the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is featured in the center photo on the lower portion of this banner that was place around downtown Chicago in 2005 to promote its then, annual scholarship fundraiser. 

Here Onli would create a Rhythmistic painting while collectors watched.  The painting by Onli, along with paintings by other participating alumni would be purchased.  All of the resulting funds would apply to a scholarship fund for deserving students.

Onli often stated this was a fantastic opportunity to share Rhythmism with mainstream collectors and art lovers who usually never experience his type of art.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

 Prof. Onli sitting on his Rhythmistic Bench that is part of the permanent collection at the Chicago Children's Museum.
Onli set up these denim clad Rhythmistic mannequins, along with others, as an installation at the DuSable Museum in Chicago.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

 CHICAGO- ONLI STUDIOS will be showcasing its upbeat Kwanzaa Happiness Print/Post Card at the Africa International House of Chicago this weekend. It is an oversized suitable-for-framing postcard with the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa printed on the back. The limited edition print-card comes with an envelop for holiday sharing.
It is on sell at the Trading Post gift shop of the DuSable Museum in Chicago.

 Turtel Onli "Place Setting" is a framed oils on archival canvas-board, Rhythmistic painting that puts a new upbeat face on Kwanzaa. It shows an African-American young woman enthusiastically setting up an arrangement as part of a Kwanzaa celebration. The symbolism abounds as she is wearing the color indigo, the bowl is a zebra motif, the fruit is the health giving watermelon, along with the balance created by the placement of the two Ashanti Dolls. Serious collectors, curators or lovers of great art can learn more about this and other Rhythmistic paintings by visiting the ONLI STUDIOS web site.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Prof. Onli presenting at the 2015 Pocket Con in Chicago.  How does one who is interested in Afrofuturism not collect and share Rhythmistic Graphic Novels from ONLI STUDIOS?  

For those who are ready to leave the standard mainstream comic books and Manga characters and products behind!

 Heroes and stories with a futuristic African flow of art and text. Content and context.
$20.00 for over 90 pages of Fun, Fire & Funk from the "Father of the Black Age of Comics."