Check out our Chalkboard! Introducing Michael Dantzler from the Trenholm Artists Guild

Michael Dantzler with his finished work "Transcend"

Michael Dantzler with his finished work “Transcend”

At the beginning of each semester we are honored to have an artist from the Trenholm Artists Guild create a unique work for our chalkboard. The Fall 2016 featured artist is Michael Dantzler and his mural is the third in our Music Library Trenholm Artists Guild Mural Series.

Dantzler, Owner/Photographer of Michael Dantzler Photography, specializes in portrait, documentary, and fine art photography and describes himself as “a photographer, community visionary and musician.”

Dantzler describes his chalkboard mural entitled “Transcend” as “an imaginative cartography exploration between the interconnectedness of sound waves, rhythms, spirituality, and urban cores.” Incorporating the staircase into his vision, Dantzler, writes of his work: “The base starts at the ocean climbing up the Jacob’s ladder onto transcendence, free of all limitations. The urban cores are intentionally drawn with increased connectivity to align with trending urban planning practices including many public/green spaces for the optimal health of the inhabitants and environment. The many movement lines were drawn with the various sounds of afrobeat, jazz, classical, and hip hop in my headset. The many spirit signatures in the form of words and arrows were drawn intuitively channeling basic elements in various directions. The stair climb ends at a diagram displaying the clearing of the seven major energy centers in the human body.”

Dantzler’s mural will be on display in the Music Library through the end of Fall semester. More information on Michael and his works can be found on his website at