September 2012 Blog Posts (13)

"Tending Our Mothers' Gardens" at Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA 21 September - 2 November 2012

Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley PA,  is presenting the 16th annual MAVUNO Festival of African American Art and Culture.  Tending Our Mothers' Gardens is the title of this year's First Fruit exhibition, curated by Elizabeth Asche Douglas, who serves on Sweetwater's Advisory Board.

This link takes you a preview of the exhibition written by art critic Mary Thomas and published in the…


Added by Elizabeth Asche Douglas on September 26, 2012 at 8:21am — No Comments

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Free Photo Software

PhotoPlus SE is the free version of Serif's established image editor available for Windows users. For many years, Serif has offered free versions of their software to attract users, but users should note that with PhotoPlus SE, some features and tools are disabled. This is the best of the free photo software available. The export optimizer allows you to adjust size, see…


Added by Caron Bowman on September 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments


A Mental Stimulation / A Verbal Penetration


As you read me from beginning to end

in between my verses lies a story of men

composed with the essence from The Poetess den

my pages yell CUM read me again


Toppling all over in a stanza of sin

scanning for couplets that emotionally blend

as you read me from beginning to end

I’ll wrap you in a sonnet written only…


Added by Gayle Howell / LadySilk on September 19, 2012 at 9:27pm — No Comments

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15)

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage

Month by celebrating the historie s, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors…


Added by Caron Bowman on September 18, 2012 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Visions of Our 44th President

A new exhibition will prove that it’s possible to see one man forty-four different ways.

Visions of Our 44th President is a collective sculptural show created to honor and celebrate the significance of the first African American President of the United States, Barack…


Added by Najjar Abdul-Musawwir on September 13, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Hearne Fine Art Explores the Secondary Art Market with New Show

LITTLE ROCK, AR, September 11, 2012:  Through October 11th, Hearne Fine Art will delve in the secondary art market with a unique presentation of African American art formerly owned by private clients wishing to sell.  The exhibit features a wide range of artists and mediums and includes art produced from the 19th century to the present. Power of Art includes a rare landscape by Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937), one of the first academically trained African…


Added by Auna R. Hearne on September 11, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Future of Black Art in America

Dear Black Art in America Colleagues and Friends,


You may have experienced difficulty logging on the site. Well there’s good news! The site is back up. In addition, it’s with great pleasure that we announce the next phase for the official site for Black Art in America. In the next quarter, BAIA will be undergoing a dramatic upgrade to our platform and our editorial process. A new visual identity here and across the network is only one step we are taking to enhance our free…


Added by J. Vaughn Dowell on September 11, 2012 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Obama's 2013 Arts Budget Focuses On Education, Mitigating NEA Cuts

Yesterday the Huffington Post explored Mitt Romney's plan to gut federal arts funding, as part of our Shadow Convention feature. Here's our breakdown of President Obama's plans for the arts.


While Mitt Romney has touted a…


Added by J. Vaughn Dowell on September 3, 2012 at 8:09am — No Comments



For Ms. Gonzalez spiral forms are pervasive, macro and micro, embodied universally in structures like the Milky Way, earth’s orbit, DNA and much matter in between. They are pervasive across cultures evoking the magnetism of the mysterious and the sublime.

Added by Richard Everett on September 2, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

TheUrbanCollective Hosts its Second Annual Art Africa Miami Arts Fair. Apply today!

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair is a juried multidisciplinary exhibition of fine contemporary art from the global African Diaspora, situated in the epicenter of Miami’s African-American cultural…

Added by Neil Hall on September 1, 2012 at 11:26pm — 3 Comments


As she lay quivering in anticipation, uncertain and dismayed,

As her experienced lover prepares to mount his prey,

Her mind says "Yes"... Her heart says "Wait"...

As she lie in her innocence and tries to debate,

As he approaches her unstained nest and prepares to land his plane,

Her mind says "Come"... Her heart says "Wait!"...Again,

As her thighs are trembling, ready to quake,

Her body convulses, her nest begins to shake,

He hovers like a vulture, spying… Continue

Added by Steven Eugene Miller on September 1, 2012 at 6:44pm — No Comments

What not my Love?

What is important today is that artists continue to create narratives about the "what for &  what of" supporting imagination and creative expression in the midst of unparalleled opportunities which often compromise each other.  Art from the heart is critical in this exploit of sustainable activism when commercial realities profane so much sacred ground. Welcome to the interior critique of post-modernism.

Added by Jaymes Taylor (Jay) on September 1, 2012 at 9:38am — 1 Comment

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