When Major League baseball player Micah Johnson retired in 2018, a new-found love of creating art made the transition easy. He discovered his talent in a team-building exercise Dodgers manager Dave Roberts led. "He had this routine where he'd ask people to introduce themselves and say what they like to do, and make them do it," Johnson told NBC News. He had taken his first art class several months before, so he said "painting." From that point on, he became known to his teammates as an artist because of pieces he painted of notable baseball players. His art has been exhibited in Atlanta, Kansas City, Missouri and now in Los Angeles. Right now he's focusing on works that confront social issues and illuminate the lives of Black children.

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