IN Series is proud to partner with local artists in celebration of our city and its communities. For this year of reawakening, we turned to iconic DC artist Richshaad Ryan to create one-of-a-kind images depicting the season to come.
A staple of the fourteenth street scene, Richshaad creates “Ordinary Art for Extraordinary People,” featuring bright colors, bold outlines, city skylines, and DC flags, celebrating a deep love for his hometown, its residents, and its “vibe.” The work he has dreamt up to represent our 2021-2022 season, and which you will find on these pages, vividly communicates youthful exuberance, rupture, healing, hope, and above all, love and positivity in response to a year of unrest and isolation. Check out his website here and follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @richshaadryan.
I used to HOPE for a better life
My SELFLOVE increased my FAITH
To be FEARLESS when chasing DESTINY
The SWEET PROMISE had LUST looking like LOVE
In order to B-GREAT, you must experience
Staying humble, as I celebrate this VICTORY of
As I stay true to self, I will be 4EVERBLESSED.
"Ordinary Art for Extraordinary People"