October 7: New Roots Charter School

Khalil Bey New Roots

New Roots Charter School 116 N Cayuga St

Khalil Bey, Recent Work

Khalil Bey is Ithaca born, but raised in Philadelphia and Baltimore. He is a self-taught artist, starting at the early ages of 3 and 4. Khalil is best known for his colorful pastel portraits of African-American lifestyles, prominent leaders and big-eyed hopeful children.

He was one of the attendees at the Black Lives Matter convention in Cleveland, Ohio, some of his recent work will reflect this involvement.

Khalil’s presence in Ithaca has been a constant labor of conscience and love.