We occasionally need to check in on our cousins--the performing artists. I came across this great article on a hop-hop artist who will be teaching "beats" to kids and touring for the YO GABBA GABBA show on Nick. While many people, even in our own culture, can't reconcile with the idea of ANY redeemable qualities in Hip Hop, apparently white tv producers "get it." We need to appreciate and cash in on our own culture, people! :-)…Continue
Added by Christine McCray Bethea on September 30, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments
Thought I'd reprint this article that I wrote while we were in the sudden, steep decline of all world markets. Interesting to look back a couple of years - then take a fresh look around....
Added by Angela K. Crockett on September 27, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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Diasporal Rhythms is presenting its 2010 Art Collectors' Home Tour on October 17, 2010 from Noon to 5:00pm. This Tour offers insights into each Collector's collection, method of collecting and artistic rationale for their collection. Ten (10) collectors have their homes open on October 17th and there are two (2) Routes of 5 homes each. Details and tickets are available at http://www.diasporalrhythms.net.
In addition, Diasporal…Continue
Added by Peter N Gray on September 25, 2010 at 11:10am — No Comments
Troy Stanton explains his mission with humility and charm, beginning with “I am a barber” and quickly expanding to “I build bridges and fill gaps.” His goal is to bring the arts to his community, especially the young men and women who may never find their way to a museum or library on their own.
Art fills the walls of Troy’s barbershop/art centerin…Continue
Added by Linda Edmonds-Lima on September 21, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments
...is this the country I have been seeking? A few years back, I was in a valley of despair, isolated and rejected, I turned to the wordlessness of visual art to express what I could not articulate in words spoken or written. And now in a 'newness' of vision and life via a facade of reality; faces, who have ever seen their own in reality, much less anyone else's, yet I find within this BAIA, an oasis of wealth.Rich beyond my dreams...yes it affords a fee, but what…Continue
Added by Marian Hayes on September 20, 2010 at 6:28pm — No Comments
After attending the S.O.S. exhibit at the Bridgeport Art Center—I began a quest to research ‘oil’. It seems oil is always coupled with another word; oil can, oil cloth, olive oil. With me, I am starting off examining it like this; 2 words, 3 letters each, both addressing an issues; one a problem, the other a solution. The words; oil and ash. Ash as it pertains to the skin condition that develops after taking bath. Oil, pertaining to the remedy for ash. Ash…Continue
Added by Marian Hayes on September 20, 2010 at 5:47pm — No Comments
Greetings BAIA Family,
Patric McCoy,s essay on "How To Structure A Win-Win-Win Situation Re: Benefit/Charityh Auction" is a must re-read-re-read-re-read document.
"This is a subject that I have had a lot of discussion about. Joyce Owens and I have had numerous discussions on it but my first serious introduction to the subject was with the artist Jonathan Green (now in Charleston, SC). He has given me a whole new insight.... even as a collector..... that could…Continue
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I will be researching 'oil', its meaning, value, effect, etc on the lives of humans and the planet. Years ago, oil was something my Mom 'greased' by scalp with, and demanded that I 'oil up' my 'rusty' elbows and knees with Petroleum jelly. Oil was the 'lard' Mom used to fry chicken, create dough for the crust of fried or sweet potato pies. Oil was something I began to put in my bath water to ween me away from the thick petroleum jelly, but the dirty greasy ring it left around the bathtub…Continue
Added by Marian Hayes on September 18, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments
September 9, 2010 through October 9, 2010
Please join Faith Ringgold at the reception
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