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365 Days With Dad

Cbabi Bayoc/365 Days With Dad

This past weekend’s Father’s Day reminds us of the important role fathers play in the lives of their children.

Artist and businessman Cbabi Bayoc is the father behind 365 Days With Dad. It’s a project he started in 2012 with the goal of painting one portrait or narrative a day which depicts African American fathers interacting with their children in a positive light.

Cbabi Bayoc | 365 Days With Dad

For the past year, artist and businessman Cbabi Bayoc has attempted to create a portrait a day of a father interacting with his kid.

The resulting project, titled “365 Days With Dad,” goes beyond showing fathers who go through the motions of parenthood, and shows engaging and teachable moments.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 23, 2011 - 2012 may be the year of the dragon in Chinese astrology, but it's the year of the father for local painter Cbabi Bayoc.

Bayoc, whose dad died when he was 11, has portrayed fathers in African-American families throughout his career. This year, the father of three is prioritizing his emphasis on dads in a much bigger way.