365 Project Monday Feature: Broderick Flanigan

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Broderick Flanigan is a Freelance Artist and entrepreneur that specializes in bringing peoples’ personal narratives and his art together. Charcoal and Graphite Pencil are his favorite but is adept to various two dimensional media ranging from pastel to oil paint.  After finishing high school at Clarke Central in Athens Ga in 2002 he realized his passion lies in visual arts and began preparing himself for a career in that field.  He is the founder of Flanigan’s Portrait Studios. Broderick is a 2011 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a BS is Kinesiology.  Broderick’s vision is to inspire others to pursue their dreams and to do more of what they love!

Broderick carries out this mission by staying active in his church which is Ebenezer Baptist Church West.  He is the Coordinator for the Foster Parent Program, which reaches out to college age students in the community to connect them with a church home while living in Athens attending college.  Broderick is also a part of the Music Art Drama & Dance (MADD) ministry at Ebenezer where he has appeared in many small stage productions.

Outside of Church Broderick serves as Vice President of a local Non Profit, Chess and Community.  Through this organization he utilizes his skills in art to help mentor children of all backgrounds from age ten to eighteen.  Chess and Community challenges kids to deal with impulsive behavior as our motto is “Think Before You Move” which applies to Chess and Life.

Broderick’s work has been featured most recently in the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) black history month exhibit.  His work has also been featured at Lyndon House (Lickskillet Artist Market), Chess and Community Conference, Ebenezer Baptist Church West (program flyer), as well as at various schools around Clarke County.

Broderick also gives back to his community by donating some of his work for causes that are dear to him. These include but are not limited to Art for Autism (Georgia Southern University), Community Connections (Athens, Ga), Equal Justice Foundation, and Chess and Community. He is also a member of the Athens Art Council.

Broderick is the proud father of one beautiful daughter by the name of Zaria Flanigan.  She is one of the main forces that drives him to do what he can for others.  He wants her to be able to see a firsthand example of an ordinary person doing great things through faith and hard work.

For more info about his work and current events go visit his Facebook page at

https://m.facebook.com/flanigansportraitstudio

“Sister” acrylic on canvas 16×20

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“Brother Malcolm” charcoal on paper 11x14in

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“Grace through Movement” oil on stretched canvas. 16x20in

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“Church Hat” water color on paper 12x12inImage

“Jazz Tones” charcoal on paper 18x24inImage

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!! Interested in being our next feature?? Send us your bio and work at the365projectpoems@gmail.com

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