Press & Honors


Are You Entertained? Black Popular Culture in the 21st Century
Edited by Simone Drake Ph.D & Dwan Henderson Ph.D
published by Duke University Press



Urban One radio “Future History Maker”


Represented Columbus at the National Theatre in Accra, Ghana.

Represented Columbus at the 13th Annual Havana Biennial in Cuba (2019)

Top 10 Local Artists of the year by Columbus Underground.


Greater Columbus Arts Council Community Arts Partnership Award Purchase


Gallery of Echoes Featured Artist(s), Columbus, OH


Greater Columbus Arts Council and Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District CAP-UP Artist Grant 3rd Place Jurors Choice Award


  • Ward, Alison. “African American Artists Nourish Columbus arts Community”. Columbus Dispatch. February 12, 2017
  • Fischer, Jim. “Exhibition Preview: April Sunami’s From the Depths”. Columbus Alive. April 12, 2017
  • Gilson, Nancy. “Shortcoming in Cultural Arts Center 2013 Show Inspires A New One”. Columbus Dispatch. October 16, 2016.
  • Gilson, Nancy. “Eggshells a Canvas for Dozens of Ohio Artists in Columbus Exhibit”. Columbus Dispatch. May 31, 2016.
  • Fischer, Jim. “Common Cosmology”. Columbus Alive. May 26, 2016
  • Gedert, Robert. “Artists Celebrate Black History Month”. Toledo Blade. February 4, 2016.
  • Gordon, Ken. “Ostrich Eggs to Incubate Benefit Exhibit for Ohio Art League”. Columbus Dispatch. August 2, 2015.
  • Tigges, Jesse. “Remnants Show Creative Arts of Women at its Best” Columbus Alive. May 28, 2015.
  • Shaffer, Jackie, prod. ” Broad and High.” PBS. WOSU, Columbus, OH, 5 Feb. 2014. Television.
  • “Good Day Columbus.” Good Day Columbus. ABC6. WSYX, Columbus, OH, 20 Oct. 2013. Television. Transcript.
  • Starr, Ann. “Art for Community Expression, Enduring in Columbus.” July 6, 2013.
  • Starker, Melissa. “Creative Women of Color Live up to Their Name with Latest Show.” Columbus Dispatch. March 3, 2013.
  • Gordon, Ken. “Columbus Metropolitan Library: Staff Shares Hidden Talents.” February 9, 2013.
  • Evans. Walker. “Local Artist Spotlight: April Sunami.” Columbus December 24, 2012.
  • Starker, Melissa. “Vocally Visual: Black Women Make Statements Through Words and Works.” Columbus Dispatch. June 3, 2012.