Beverly Tipton-Hammond is an ordained elder, dancer, choreographer, visual artist, singer, songwriter and entrepreneur. She began painting 15 years ago as a hobby and has over 100 paintings. Her medium is acrylic on canvas and wood. Her artwork was featured in the Hennepin County Employee Exhibit in 2017, the Hennepin County Health Department Exhibit Hall and most recently her “Hattitude Series” was featured at the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum & Gallery in the “Grace Exhibit” in 2018-2019. The series features vibrant colors and hats inspired by Beverly’s passion for millinery.
Drew Hammond's work focuses on expressing the people in the African American dispersion, which is an important undertaking in a society filled with historical mythology. His works consist of acrylic on canvas and expressive collages, which provoke thought and creates visual disputation and resolve. He will never concede to having the torch of his hero, Romare Bearden (1911-1988), but he confesses that he is greatly influenced by Bearden, George Grosz (1893-1959) Minnesota’s Mel Smith and “Dame” Judy Bowman. He credits God for endowing him his artistic ability. Tipton Hammond Arts is now in its new gallery space the Northrup King Building.