TRYBE-All Celebration Series: Paintings by Tony J. Spencer | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

TRYBE-All Celebration Series: Paintings by Tony J. Spencer

Openshaw Balcony Gallery, 3rd floor

Exhibition reception to be held on March 7* from 5:30 - 7 pm.

TRYBE-All (Tribal) Celebrations Series: Paintings by Tony J. Spencer


 (Left) Warriors Offering, Giclee, Acrylic on Canvas, (Right) Poe's Raven, Giclee, Acrylic on Canvas

TRYBE-All echoes a triumphant declaration of success, enduring life’s storms, disappointments, or just an unfortunate experience. The encounter requires the warrior to engage in a self-determined resistance until the conflict is won. The TRYBE is fictional; however, its meaning is understood and celebrated universally.  “The members of any individual’s 'tribe' are ever present to support one another in good times and times of challenge and distress.”


(left) African Warrior, Giclee on Watercolor 


Tony J. Spencer is a Recording Artist/Poet/Model/Composer and Storyteller. He is the founder of Enrapture Records and Enrapture Ministries. Spencer has a B.A. and Masters degree from Sojourner/Douglass College. He was one of four Annapolitans to carry the Olympic Torch Across Maryland during the 1996 international games.

Tony manages a performing artist career which has included appearances with the Jimmy Smith Trio, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, War, The Soul Stirrers, The Dixie Humming Birds, The Gospelaires, The Pilgrim Jubilee, James Cleveland, Shirley Caesar, for the Fishnet Festival with Larry & Bobbi Andes (1986-90), BeBe & CeCe Winans, Larnelle Harris, Carmen, Jesse Dixon, Twila Paris, First Call, The Bill Bather Vocal Band, Doug Ollgum, Michael W. Smith, Raheem DeVaughn, and many others. He has performed with various entities: internationally with the Calgary Alberta Philharmonic Orchestra, in Alba, Italy where he performed the “Mozart to Motown” Concert with St. Mary’s College, Stefan Scaggiari, Sue Matthews, Brian Ganz and other international artists in the 2003 Saluzzo Spring Festival, with Maestro Ernie Green and the Florida Philharmonic, in Tampa, Florida. In February ‘06 Tony accompanied Stefan Scaggiari in his hometown of Evansville, Indiana to perform the Mozart to Motown concert with the Evansville Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra.

Along with his poetic and vocal gifts, Tony, is a freelance model and has executed various levels of acting: “The Meeting” with Kevin McClavain and Greg Alan Williams of Bay Watch, Remember the Titans, and The District, for Isuzu Rodeo: visual and voice-over, and a number of industrial videos for the FCC, the FAA, Motorola, and Radialkeratonomy with Dan Powell of Take One Video, Inc.

Visit Tony's website here. 

Quilt, Founder and Pioneer of a Free Community called Freetown, Dec 26, 1845 Glen Burnie, MD.