|Unique, one-of-a-kind pieces typify Darnell Lamar Horton's One and Only Arts|
"Art isn't just something that hangs on your wall."-Darnell Lamar Horton
Born in 1977 in King's County Hospital (New York), Darnell Lamar Horton is a lifetime artist. Raised between New York and Philadelphia he attended the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, graduating in 1995. In 1999, Darnell was transplanted to Northern California by way of the U.S. Air Force. After two tours of duty, and his subsequent honorable discharge, Darnell has devoted himself full-time to his art.
Darnell started One & Only Arts in 2009. One & Only Arts showcases Darnell's many talents. Running the gamut from painting, sculpture, design, bead work to wood carving, Darnell enjoys exploring his subjects through a variety of mediums. Recently, Darnell began showcasing his work at the Midtown Bazaar. While Darnell's paintings and sculptures may be considered his flagship work, he uses his T-shirts as his walking billboards. Says Darnell: "Each T-shirt is one of a kind, there are no two alike. I start with an idea, put it on paper, transfer it to a silk screen and hand-print it on cotton shirts. I also dye a lot of the shirts by hand. I want each shirt to be a piece of art. Art isn't just something that hangs on your wall." You can find One & Only Arts on Facebook or contact Darnell at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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(Feature was originally published 5/12/11 in the Midtown Bazaar newsletter. If you'd like to subscribe please click here.)