Rollin Clayton "Rassoul",
Musician * Photographer
Performances have taken me on three different continents, representing America’s music, with some of her most prestigious master musicians. I have extensively toured the US, Canada, Europe, and Japan and recorded with jazz and rhythm & blues artist Jimmy Reed, Bill Doggett, Little Johnny Taylor, Rufus Thomas, Pine Top Perkins, Jeri Brown, and Robert Lockwood Jr.
Community Art Involvement
Village of Art and Humanities, Lilly Yeh (Facilitator), Philadelphia, PA
Produced public art in North Philadelphia.
Crystallized the steps in developing community art.
Received a clear vision on the power of community art programs.
Akron Mural Project, Bernice Massey (Facilitator), Akron, OH
Co-Facilitated the community art project family component.
Was the liaison between the artist, school, and community that aided in a clear community and artistic vision. Documented the project with film and video.
Akron Public Library, It’s a SNAP Photography Project
Educated children on how to take a photograph and the importance of place and the self-image.
University of Akron, Master of Social Work Akron, OH
University of Akron, Bachelors of Social Work Minor, Fine-Art Photography
Cuyahoga Community College, Associate of Arts
Akron Public Library, Vern Odom Branch, Akron, OH
“Boy Ranking Leaves”, “Community Gardener”, “Eye on the Prize”
OPEN M, Akron, OH
“3 Boys Playing”
St. Philips Episcopal Church, Akron, OH
“Sister Nancy a Portrait”
Artist of Rubber City Group Show, Charles Mayer Gallery, Akron, OH
University of Akron, Emily Davis Gallery, Student Art Show, Akron, OH
Kent State University, Uumbaji Gallery, “The Heart and Soul of a Community”, Kent, OH
Akron City African American Festival Featured Artist, “Colors, Shapes, and Landscapes”, Akron, OH
University of Akron, Projects Gallery, Miller Horns and Rollin Clayton Jr. Presents, “Two Points of View”, Akron, OH
Akron Art Museum Juried Show, Scenes of the City: “Akron Now and Tomorrow”, Akron, OH
January 5, 2020- March 5, 2020
Butler Art Museum, “Senegal People, Spaces, and Places”, Youngstown, OH