Artist Terrance Osborne welcomed members of Students for Human Dignity and Diversity in Action organization during a private visit to his art gallery where the internationally acclaimed artist shared the evolution of his art, his use of vibrant colors, and talked with the students about their interests and future aspirations.
Mr. Osborne grew up in the heart of New Orleans and its diverse and colorful social surroundings have been the inspiration for his art. While in high school he attended New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. After receiving a Fine Arts degree from Xavier University in New Orleans, he taught for five years at Alice Harte in the public school system. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina of 2005, Mr. Osborne dedicated himself to his art. He was among the honorees of the “Forty Under Forty Award” for his teaching and artistic contributions to the city of New Orleans. New Orleans Magazine’s named him one of the “Fifty People to Watch” for ′06. In 2008, Mr. Osborne partnered with Nike to design a poster and the first New Orleans Air Force 1 tennis shoe. He designed the official poster for the NBA Hornets. His portfolio also includes several official Jazz & Heritage Festival posters. In March of 2012, his commissioned three-dimensional relief painting of St. Mary’s Dominican High School was unveiled. The work, in honor of the school’s 150th anniversary, is displayed in the Siena Center foyer. The artist incorporated details into the painting that illustrates the school’s values of truth and faith.