Painting by Broderick Poole
The rotating BIPOC artist gallery at our West 7th store continues this quarter with a new local artist, Broderick Poole. You can purchase his original pieces or prints at the register now through the end of March, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Broderick.
Broderick Poole is a Twin Cities-based visual artist specializing in custom, handcrafted art. He’s been creating artwork for over 25 years and teaching the youth in the neighborhood he grew up in for the past several years. Broderick merges his acrylic painting and drawing skills with his graphic design degree in his work. Learning screen printing and sewing before the age of 18 introduced another element, extending the range of his talent in his fashion line, Vintage Poole Art, where he creates artwork that educates and inspires culture.
“I am a visual artist specializing in acrylic paintings on canvas and handcrafted patchwork sewn on all types of apparel. I also have graphic design, web design, screen printing and apparel design skills. Born and raised in the Rondo community in St. Paul, I started creating and expressing myself with artwork in second grade. My art is an expression of my environment. I love designing images of Minnesota landmarks, landscapes and iconic Minnesotans. I also have collections of the historic Rondo neighborhood and Black art.
I’m now getting custom orders for art and apparel from the governor’s residence, NFL players, NBA players, Grammy award-winning artists, and Emmy and academy award winners, but my greatest joy as an artist is being able to teach the youth across the Twin Cities and especially in the neighborhood where I grew up and still live.
You can find my art and apparel at vintagepooleart.com, or follow me @vintagepooleart on Instagram and Facebook.”
Sign your kiddo up for Broderick’s youth art class in March!
Are you interested in being a future featured artist?
We’d love to hear from you! We’re accepting applications on a rolling basis for the 2023 gallery.