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Black And Basel 2018 - #DoYOUBasel? December 11 2018
More than any other year, 2018 was the year that Art Basel Miami Beach and it’s constellation of satellite art fairs celebrated black and brown artists like never before.
The Second Black Art In America™ (BAIA) Fine Art Show, October 23 - 25, 2015 at The Faison Firehouse Theater, Harlem (NYC), is a fine art fair featuring an impressively curated array of artworks. Over the course of five years, Black Art In America™ has become a leading resource for knowledgeable curators, collectors, connoisseurs and arts industry professionals. The BAIA arts experience includes exhibition, programming and performance. Our fine arts exhibition will include works by 19th – 21st century Masters as well as emerging contemporary artists. Artwork will be offered in a range of media from paintings, photography, limited edition prints, mixed media and works on paper and sculpture. All artwork will be for sale. See our programming schedule (below) for the schedule of events and to purchase your weekend exhibition passes.
Friday, October 23
Collector's Preview -- Private Reception
(by invitation only, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM not included with weekend pass)
Saturday, October 24
[exhibition hours 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM]
9:30 AM -- Art and Social Activism
with Special Guests, Danny Simmons and Kheli Willetts
Hosted by the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC)
1:00 PM -- Art as an Asset
Important lessons form the Estates of the Barnes Foundation,
Reginald Gammon and Mildred Thompson -- with Don Roman and special guests
5:00 PM -- Black Art in America™ Poetry Showcase
featuring Performance poets Ngoma and Tantra-zawadi
NRM PERKULATOR™ Music Performances
(Admission: $20 -- not included in Exhibition Pass)
(light refreshments included)
Sunday, October 25
[exhibition hours 12 Noon - 7:00 PM]
11:00 AM -- BAIA Member Workshop
Programming takes place during the BAIA™ FINE ART SHOW, Harlem (NYC) from Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25, 2015 at the Faison Firehouse Theater, Six Hancock Place, NYC 10027 (124th Street between St. Nicholas and Morningside Avenues). Weekend Exhibition Pass: $20.00 for exhibitions and programming. Children admitted free accompanied by an adult (separate admission of $20 per show for music performances on Saturday, 10/24/15, at 7 PM and 9 PM).
For general information call: 1.347.948.7308
Making Our Way ... April 28 2015
Every man, woman, child and even the smallest of creatures faces the reality of making their own way -- taking responsibility for reaching their destination or goal. In the ultimate sense, this is one's load in life -- owning your own vision and putting in the required time and energy to put that vision on the line to be judged by others. To live is to choose to live -- and to make your own way successfully, is to choose wisely.
Najee Dorsey's Making My Way makes you identify with the characters in this digital collage. The main character in this piece is traveling down a road as onlookers watch, perhaps to see what will become of him. Along this road there are things to experience and adventures to be had -- some good, some bad, everyday occurrences and miscellaneous bright spots and landmarks like the parachuted craft and the shot gun shack in Dorsey's collage. The main character looks a bit sad but is resigned toward moving on down the road. The sky shows a magnified setting of color from the sun in purple, pointing toward an ultimate end.
We are all walking down the road. Some of us decide to take control of our lives and realize that each step we make is born from a decision that will effect our ending and hopefully lead us to change, transformation or some grand discovery at the end of this road. But what becomes clearer each day is that there is the need to connect with the source of power to 'make our way'.