“When I was in the fifth grade, I was always drawing all these barbarians. I remember giving one of my drawings to my teacher, who said, ‘Can’t you draw something else?’ I was crushed, but it started me looking around and thinking about what else I could draw or paint. By the time I was in the sixth grade, I was selling paintings to my mother’s friends. At school, my teacher asked me to show my classmates how to paint, so there I was, teaching painting to my peers in the sixth grade. I’ve been at Wooddale High School for several years now, teaching art.”
Rollin Kocsis, Director of Gallery 56, put together a wonderful slideshow of Shamek Weddle's work, which will be on display through September 27, 2014. It's definitely worth a few minutes of your time to see these amazing pieces. Thank you, Rollin, for giving permission to link to the slideshow! Click HERE or on the image below to watch.