Artist Rashaad Newsome grew up in Boutte, La., and attended St. Charles Parish Public Schools, where he was in the talented art program. He went on to graduate from Tulane University with a BA degree. In 2013, the New Orleans Museum of Art held a solo show of his work titled ‘King of Arms’ featuring Newsome’s systems of heraldry and Baroque grandeur. Newsome has expanded his talents into multiple mediums. His works are shown in galleries, institutions, museums, and festivals worldwide.