Colored People

Steven Lopez - The Artist

I was fond of art at an early age. When I was 4 years old my mom drew a cartoon character on paper. I nearly passed out from the excitement when she drew it. I remember my grandmother and I would take the bus to the Downtown fashion. I would sit next to the windows and noticed huge murals around the neighborhoods. When I would go to Sunday mass, the local church had a mural that I would look at when I became bored with the priest. This fondness grew into an obsession when I entered middle school. I had experienced a resounding sub-culture that would impact me for the greater part of my life, graffiti. To my family it seemed like a distraction because it got me suspended from school. I didn’t know what I was doing myself so it wasn’t like I could tell them, “Hey it’s okay. I’m going to draw for the rest of my life.”

My relationship with graffiti was a fragile one. At times it seemed more like a passing fad than a communication tool. During the early years my parents didn’t see art as a viable artery in society. I had to do something about this urge before it passed me by. After high school, I made a solo move to Oregon to study art at the community and University levels. The change in my living conditions was a catalyst for me to be proactive in my art (too much rice and peanut butter will do that to you). This helped me develop strong bonds with friends who challenged me to grow. With the help of professors and colleagues I began communicating my art to the community.

I do not paint to be somebody greater than myself. I’m a son, brother, lover and friend first. The real work resides in the relationships I have with people. My paintings are bi-products and extensions of myself. I utilize my art as a vehicle for telling stories. What I learned from them is the substance of my work. When you enter the vehicle, where I take you is the storyline. This is my formula for communication: story, substance then style. My feeling to communicate has catapulted me into the age old story of transformation. My objective is to ease the fear of the unknown and to document the ether that binds our souls. -Steven Lopez


His work has been gaining more recognition. He was featured in Arizemag.com and his latest project entitled "After Midnight", is a fantastic series of female singers such as Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, India Irie, Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott to name a few.

"My “After Midnight’ series is making some headway with some of the singers. The first person to show some love was Erykah Badu on her myspace page and Jill Scott’s website has posted up my video of her portrait and song, “Hate on me”..."

Erykah Badu is signing 100 limited edition prints which will be available for sale mid April. These will be available to the public exclusively at Aftermidnightsoul.com

Erykah Badu and Artist Steven Lopez collaborate for social change from Steven Lopez on Vimeo.

Erykah Badu- Amerykahn Promise from ikeepmoving.com on Vimeo.

Steven is very involved with his community and his vision is to continue working with kids.

"I’m happy to share my gift with others. Sometimes they need encouragement and a helping hand. With out that, how as a society can we say we are successful?” 

Tune in for this exciting show on March 26th with host Tania-Maria Xavier.

Show times: 8PM Pacific 10PM Central 11PM Eastern

ColoredPeople.net
A global community of artists and art promoters. We are people of all races, nationalities and faith whose talents bring color to our world
Sponsored by: Daughternature.com

  1. Today's Best
  2. Top Shows
  3. Best of BTR
    1. Loading

      Selena Gomez Moves On

      Selena Gomez has been spotted cozying up to a sexy new mystery man after her split from Justin Bieber and we break down the details of her possible new romance.

    2. The Vegas Summer League

      True NBA fans know the purest basketball can only be found at the Vegas Summer League, where everyone shoots poorly and hardly anyone is paying attention.They talk to basketball fashionista Mike Prada about improving the Summer League trophies, Vegas nightlife, and why Tim Duncan should be destroying rookies for our amusement.

    3. Hollywood era of the 70's

      The Movie Geeks review a variety of films, including Boyhood, Jodorowsky's Dune and Snowpiercer, and discuss upcoming festival premieres, exciting projects now in development, and 15 overlooked films from the New Hollywood era of the 70's.

    4. Dawn Young "Not Fade Away"

      Dawn Young and Brian Jones original founding member of the Rolling Stones share a child together, listen in to hear the story of her ups and downs and triumphs in life.

    5. The Dog With Dating Advice

      Pet Psychic Radio - Dead Grandpa Interrupts the show & Dog gives dating advice.

    6. Everyone Is An Internet Expert

      Ever notice how when anything big happens everyone on the internet suddenly an expert? If it's a legal situation everyone is suddenly a legal scholar. Trouble in Iraq? Everyone is a combination of Adlai Stevenson and Henry Kissinger.

    7. Gloria Allred

      Judy Joy Jones Show with Gloria Allred, Most well-known female attorney on Earth!

    8. Big Brother on CBS

      Interview with Devin Shephard the 3rd evictee from Big Brother 16.

    9. Treatment Ideas for a Difficult Toddler

      Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, founder of teachmetotalk.com as she talks with an SLP who is having difficulty talking with a child's parents about the extent of his issues and more importantly, providing treatment ideas that WILL work for this overly frustrated 2 year old!

    10. TORC racer Jessie Johnson

      Jim Beaver and the Down & Dirty Radio Show are bringing you a slam packed show today recapping a huge weekend in off-road and action motorsports. Guests include TORC racer Jessie Johnson, younger brother of NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson, Traxxas's Taylor Snyder, and rally racer John Trucks of Rally Kings.

    11. Embrace Your Fears

      In this powerful episode of Navy SEAL Radio, behavioral training expert David Rutherford offers the fourth show in a 6 part series on learning to embrace your fears.

    12. Billy Casper Golf CEO

      This week Next on the Tee with Chris Mascaro are Billy Casper Golf CEO & the man voted as the 8th most powerful person in golf by Golf Inc. Magazine, Peter Hill plus Callaway Golf Director of Marketing, Jason Finley.

    13. ESPN Analyst Chris Broussard

      NEWDradio hosts interview a panel of manhood experts including ESPN Analyst Chris Broussard about the topic How Do I Find My KING?

    14. Obamacare is Not Dead Yet

      Yesterday's ruling on Obamacare subsidies by a three-judge panel on the DC Court of Appeals was just a hiccup. That ruling was followed by a contradictory one, from the 4th Circuit Court that upholds subsidizing Federal exchange premiums.

    15. Chef Yeti Ezeanii

      Even if you’ve never heard of culinary concoctions like kuli-kuli, sosaties and Mbatata cookies, don’t fret, says chef Yeti Ezeanii, they’re for citizens of every nation to enjoy.

    16. Michael Douglas

      Legendary movie star Michael Douglas joins host Robin Milling to talk about his role in And So It Goes. Michael discusses working with Diane Keaton and Director Rob Reiner. He also candidly discusses the addiction parallels between his real son and movie son.

    17. Corinthia Executive Chef Gary Hollihead

      This week on Travel Today we are highlighting the best of the chefs that Peter Greenberg has interviews around the world! Today we are highlighting the Corinthia London's executive chef, Gary Hollihead.

    1. Loading

      Rodney Perry Live

      On his show, Comedian Rodney Perry covers arts and entertainment, everything from comedy and politics to music and acting, with his signature comedic slant.

    2. Saturday Mornings With Joy Keys

      Joy Keys provides her listeners with insight to improve their lives mentally, physically, monetarily and emotionally. Past guests on the show have included Meshell Nedegeocello, Blair Underwood, in addition to an impressive list of CEOs, humanitarians and authors.

    3. Small Business Unstuck

      Host Barry Moltz gets small businesses unstuck. He has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 15 years. This is a business radio show where he shares all the craziness of small business. It’s that craziness that actually makes it exciting, interesting and totally unpredictable.

    4. The Bottom Line Sports Show

      The Bottom Line Sports Show is hosted by former NBA stars Penny Hardaway, Charles Oakley, Mateen Cleaves. Tune in to get the inside scoop on what's happening in sports today.

    5. Hits Radio

      Hits Radio covers basketball, sports culture and entertainment with past guests including Jason Kidd, Robin Lundberg and Chris Herren.

    6. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show

      Listeners get an earful on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds. Whether it’s the current political cocktail or the latest must-read award-winning book, Halli tackles all topics and likes to stir — and sometimes shakes — things up.

    7. America's Most Haunted

      Official Internet radio show of forthcoming epic paranormal investigation book by Eric Olsen and "Haunted Housewife" Theresa Argie.

    8. World Footprints

      Award-winning World Footprints is a leading voice in socially responsible travel and lifestyle. Hosts Ian & Tonya celebrate culture and heritage and bring a unique voice to the world of travel.

    9. Football Reporters Online

      Football Reporters Online is a group of veteran football experts in the fields of coaching, scouting, talent evaluation, and writing/broadcasting/media placement. Combined, the group brings well over 100 years of expertise in sports.

    10. Small Business Roundtable

      Host John Martin interviews the nation's leading entrepreneurs and small biz experts to educate small business owners on how to be successful. Past guests have included Emeril Lagasse and Guy Kawasaki.

    11. Sylvia Global

      Sylvia Global presents global conversations pertaining to women, wealth, business, faith and philanthropy. Sylvia has interviewed an eclectic mix from CEOs and musicians to fashion designers and philanthropists including Randolph Duke and Ne-Yo.