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Part 1: Close Up Radio Spotlights Artist Tony Spencer

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Annapolis, MD – Tony Spencer is an artist that paints and sings. “Those are the two things that I did in high school, and they always stayed with me,” summarizes Tony. He draws much of his inspiration from his experiences growing up, his accomplishments throughout his life, and most notably, his ancestor – his great-great-grandfather James Spencer.

The type of painting that Tony does is acrylic on canvas in an abstract style. Much of his art is African inspired.

Tony also performs both as a solo music artist (Person to Person, 2006) and as part of the Sunset Band. The genres of music that he performs are old school R&B and jazz.

“I was the first in my family to obtain an undergrad degree, as well as a master’s degree,” notes Tony.

“I am most proud of the fact that in 1996, I was chosen to run the Olympic Torch in Annapolis and light the cauldron,” explains Tony.

Most notable of Tony’s influences was his great-great-grandfather, James Spencer.

James Spencer was born in Maryland as a free Black man – NOT as a slave. Most notable about James was his founding of a community called Freetown, a neighborhood in Glen Burnie, Maryland, which comprised of Free Black citizens.

Tony is in the process of writing an autobiography titled New Eyes, New Vision.

For more information, please visit https://tjspencerarts.com/

You may also visit his pages on Facebook and LinkedIn