Guest, Francisco Davis

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Francisco Davis
Francisco Davis
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Accomplished artist, lecturer, photographer & producer.
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Francisco Davis is an accomplished artist, lecturer, photographer & producer.

CISCO’S ARTISTIC PRODUCTIONS

IMAGE IS EVERYTHING

“My vision is to simply keep Art alive by catering to all of your artistic needs from the quintessential essence of the fine arts, harmonic sounds, and theatrical productions to the literary elegance of written words … all done with a touch of class”.

LET’S KEEP IT REAL

SOME, LLC is a continuation of a lifetime dream to build an EMPIRE OF THE CREATIVE ARTS. Cisco was born in the Dominican Republic and reared in Newark, New Jersey. He is a visionary, an accomplished detail artist, lecturer, photographer and producer. He has lectured, taught basic drawing skills and shared artwork with elementary, junior high, high schools and civic organizations, in the United States and abroad. He founded Cultural Vortex the group that produced “Black Gold”, whose mission was to educate, inspire and entertain communities across the United States by presenting a Cultural Extravaganza through a chronological historical account of our many “Movers” and “Shakers” (Our National and International Black Treasures), by using various artistic mediums such as: art, theater, music, poetry, dancers and other entertainers. Cisco is a Retired U.S. Army Veteran and during his military career, he received many honors and artistic awards for his outstanding work beyond the call of duty, which included the Meritorious Service Metal. He also served as his Military Unit’s Equal Opportunity Representative. He was nominated for the NAACP’s Roy Wilkins Meritorious Service Award for his exceptional contribution to his country in the area of civil and human rights, race relations, equal opportunity, affirmative action and public service.

CISCO M. DAVIS the ARTIST’S; MOST NOTABLES…

• Showcased his original and print Art pieces for public view and purchase since 1989 at galleries, museums, bookstores, schools, and other public venues.
• A Community Mural of the contributions of African Americans from the Northern Anne Arundel County.
• Established the Sights/Video Studio: utilizing 2 Cannon XL1, Final Cut Pro HD Production Suite, Apple G5, 2 Bogen Light Kits, 2 Sennheiser Boon M67, and Azden Laverlear Wireless Microphones.
• Established the Sounds/Recording Studio with a full scale Digital, Analog and Midi Studio utilizing Protools HD2, Protools Control 24, Motu 2408 Digital Recording, Tascam DM-24 Mixer, Triton Studio, Sound Modules: Roland 50/50, Yamaha’s Motif Rack, Microphones: Neumann TLM 103, AKG 414, Blue’s Baby Bottle, Marshall, Carvin, Preamps: ATI’s 8MX-2, Focusrite, PreSonus Digimax LT, and Near Field Monitors, Mackie’s HR824 and Dynaudio BM5A and unlimited virtual plugins.
• Established an Artist Development Group and Management Team. To help, guide and direct the careers of young talented artists.

CONTINUED

• Served as Vice President of the NAACP in Kaiserslautern, Germany, which maintained an open line of communication and rapport with the community Equal Opportunity Advisors
• Helped established the African American Artists’ Alliance of Howard County Center of African American Culture (HCCAAC) in Howard County, Maryland, and served as the group’s first President for a term of 2 years.
• Played an integral part in helping produce Fort Meade’s Black History Month Program -- “A Message in the Music.”
• Featured a “Taste of Black Gold” for Radio Personality “LoLo’s Birthday Bash”, Baltimore, MD.
• Produced a Christmas Musical presenting the Unsung Divas, and featured local up and coming talent.
• Featured by WJZ Channel 13 of Baltimore as one of the Artist Sponsored by T & B Custom Framing at the Kunta Kinte Fest, Annapolis, Maryland.
• Featured – Armed Forces Network (AFN) Show – Germany – “Kaiserslautern at Work and Play” for his artwork and volunteer art classes with school children.
• Featured Artist for the Bowie Community Television program (BCTV) Artists on Display -- a 20-minute interview.
• Featured as a Guest Speaker for the Bowie Art Guild, Bowie, Maryland.
• Featured in the Arts and Entertainment section of the Baltimore Afro-American Newspaper, March 17 – 23, 2001 issue.
• Winner – Fort Meade Poster Contest – The design is a pictorial representation of Fort Meade as “The People’s Post.” • Winner – U.S. Army Force European Art Contest - “Let’s Read”
• Winner – U.S. Army European Art Contest – a. “Bus Stop”, b. “Daddy’s Boots!”
• Honorable Mention – Prestigious New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Art Contest – His rendition of the Million-Man March – Listen to the Message!
• Associated Black Charities – Mural – Law and Justice – 2006 Gala, Honoring prominent African American Judges and Lawyers from the State of Maryland, Justice Thurgood Marshall, Judge Harry Cole, Judge Franklin Bourne, Juanita Jackson Mitchell, W. Ashbie Hawkins, Dallas F. Nicholas, and Roy S. Bond.
• Northern Anne Arundel Cultural Preservation Society – Mural; African American Contribution from 1850 to the present. Displayed at the Banneker-Douglas Museum, Annapolis, MD, the Mormon Temple, Silver Springs, MD, and at Saint Mark Methodist Church, Hanover, MD.
• New Covenant Tabernacle – Mural; God Blessings the City of Baltimore, 20 ft.(wide) by 8 ft. (height). Dove: 2.5 ft. (wide) by 3.5 ft. (height), carved in marble, Silhouette of the City of Baltimore, carved in wood, Hands of God, 5 ft. (wide) by 3 ft. (height), carved in granite. Displayed at the New Covenant Tabernacle, Hartford Rd., Baltimore, MD
• Club 347 Sign – 3 ft. (wide) by 2 ft. (height), hand carved wooden letters, edge made from black walnut, background 2 ft. (wide) by 3 ft (height) in white oak. Displayed at 347 Calvert St., Baltimore, MD
• Mural – Original “1” Room School, 2nd & 3rd elementary school mural. The Mural is located at the latest Frank Hebron Elementary School in Harmans, MD. 4 ft x 8 ft, acrylic on canvas.
• Mural - The Avenue Bakery on Pennsylvania Ave Baltimore, Md. The “Royal Theather” and some of the Icons that played there. This is the first of a three part Mural depicting The Avenue in its Hey Days.