Milton Shirdan II, Montgomery, AL Member Since September 2008 Artist Statement Born in Montgomery, Alabama and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Studied art under Julius Rosenberg, Harper T. Phillips and Gregory Ridley. A graduate of Temple University School of Communication and Theater. Has been painting professionally since the early 70's. "I try to focus on the African-American experience with an emphasis on Music and History. I think it's important to stimulate the eye and mind and tell a story through images." Currently a Jazz radio announcer at WVAS-FM in Montgomery, Alabama.