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19th Annual Harlem Book Fair!

On Saturday, 7/15/17, there will be spoken word events, over 200 exhibit booths, music, panel discussions and children’s activities will be on hand at the Harlem Book Fair. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday in the city.

“The vision of the Harlem Book Fair is to partner with local
and national leadership organizations under the banner of literacy
awareness, affirming HBF as the nation’s largest African American
literary event celebrating family literacy, community empowerment,
and community cooperation. “

 

19th Annual Harlem Book Fair

Saturday, July 15, 2017 – 10 AM – 6 PM

SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE

515 Lenox Avenue, West 135th Street,, NYC

At The Smithsonian: Views of African American Life * Opens 9/24/16

smithsonian-museum-african-american-2016-jpg-3The National Museum of African American History and Culture will open on September 24, 2016. The museum’s 11 massive galleries display, in total, more than 30,000 priceless artifacts according to its website.

Founding director Lonnie G. Bunch, III says, “This is not (nor was it ever intended to be) the National Museum of Discrimination…For me, the African American experience is an experience not of tragedy, but of unbelievable belief — belief in themselves, belief in an America that often didn’t believe in them”.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

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Bob Martin Art Show!

Bob Martin...Red

We’ve enjoyed Bob’s online presence for several years and now we get a chance to see his work up close and personal as part of a group show, “Know Yourself At Every Age”.

Stop by and meet him on May 1, 2015. More than 25 pieces of Bob’s art will be on view until the end of the month.

 

“Know Yourself At Every Age”

Bob Martin – Artist Reception

Friday, May 1, 2015,  6 – 10 PM

First Studio, 631 N. 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ

PS – you can also see some of his work here!

Fierce Hi Heels at the Brooklyn Museum!

brooklyn musuem killer heels 2I really thought I was raising whatever back in the day when I graduated from “kitten” or “Cuban” heels to a 2 incher. Of course, seeing women prancing around on sky high stilettos today has put me in my place. I don’t /won’t wear them, but I think 6 inch needle heels are fierce and fascinating. The folks at the Brooklyn Museum think so too evidently. They’re putting on a show: ”Killer Heels: The Art of the High Heeled Shoe” until February 15, 2015.

“Killer Heels explores fashion’s most provocative accessory. From the high platform chopines of sixteenth-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today’s runways and red carpets, the exhibition looks at the high-heeled shoe’s rich and varied history and its enduring place in our popular imagination.”

Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York

Harlem Book Fair 2013

Happening this coming weekend is a  fantastic yearly event involving over 200 exhibit booths, music, panel discussions and children’s activities. Great way to spend a Saturday in the city!

 “The vision of the Harlem Book Fair is to partner with local and national leadership organizations under the banner of literacy awareness, affirming HBF as the nation’s largest African American literary event celebrating family literacy, community empowerment and community cooperation.“

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Harlem Book Fair

Saturday July 20, 2013

Schomburg  Center for Research in Black Culture

West 135th Street between Malcolm X Blvd and Fredrick Douglas Blvd

 

 

Honoring Elizabeth Catlett – Artist

eliz catlett photoThe Schomburg celebrates Ms Catlett, painter, sculptor, printmaker, activist (1915 – 2012), with music and poetry on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 6PM..

“Inspired by the Civil Rights era, the late Elizabeth Catlett became one of the world’s most treasured artists of the 20th century- defining the courage, hope and beauty of African-American life in America. Join notable scholars, poets and artists remembering her life and contributions!”

“Art must be realistic for me, whether sculpture or printmaking, I have always eliz catlet mother and child 3wanted my art to service my people—to reflect us, to relate to us, to stimulate us, to make us aware of our potential…. I try to tell young artists, black artists, that there’s a great need for their work. Some are only interested in doing what they want to do, not what people need.—Elizabeth Catlett”

 

 For My People: A Musical & Poetic Tribute to Elizabeth Catlett

Saturday, January 12, 2013  *  6PM – 9PM

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY

(Sculpture: “Mother & Child”, 1959. Mahogany)

Gordon Parks at the Schomburg

I love the Schomburg, it always has something going on. Currently, it celebrates one of our most famous photographers and film makers with Gordon Parks: 100 Moments

This event “…celebrates a photographer who transformed the visual story of America with his ever-questioning lens, highlighting—in particular—the significance of Parks’s photographs from the early 1940s. 100 Moments focuses on Parks’s photographic practice of documenting African Americans in Harlem and Washington, D.C., during a pivotal time in U.S. history. These photographs were taken when both cities were going through significant changes—arising from post-WW II urban migration, the expansion of the black press, concern for children’s education, and entrenched segregation and economic discrimination. “

“Gordon Parks: 100 Moments” until December 1, 2012

 

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, NY, NY

FYI:  The Schomburg Library was the vision of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg. Of African/ Puerto Rican descent, he recognized the need to consolidate the culture, history and art of people of color. His collection was absorbed into the New York Public Library system after his death in 1938. It became a part of the “Division of Negro History” at the 135th Street Branch.

The Los Angeles Black Book Expo (LABBX) * 8/20/11

Los Angeles will host its popular Black Book Expo again this year at the L.A. Convention Center. This one day event will offer “authors, storytellers, spoken word and poetry performances, musicians, exhibitors, children’s book authors, emerging writers, publishers, booksellers, panel discussions, editors, book reviewers…”


 

The Los Angeles Black Book Expo (LABBX)

L.A.  Convention Center – Saturday August 20, 2011


Harlem Book Fair * Saturday July 23, 2011

Over 200 exhibit booths will be featured at the 2011 edition of this annual free event including music stages, panel discussions and children’s activities.

“The vision of the Harlem Book Fair is to partner with local and national leadership organizations under the banner of literacy awareness, affirming HBF as the nation’s largest African American literary event celebrating family literacy, community empowerment, and community cooperation. “

Annual Harlem Book Fair & Arts Festival – Saturday July 23, 2011

 

 

 

 

11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on West 135th Street, NYC

( Malcolm X Blvd. /Lenox Ave and Fredrick Douglas Blvd. 8th Ave)

 


LA Black Book Expo * August 21, 2010

Reminder: Los Angeles will host its popular Black Book Expo again this year on Saturday 8/21 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel. This one day event will offer “authors, storytellers, spoken word and poetry performances, musicians, exhibitors, children’s book authors, emerging writers, publishers, booksellers, panel discussions, editors, book reviewers…”

The Los Angeles Black Book Expo (LABBX)* August 21st * 11:00-5:00


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