DanceAfrica, Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) longest running program — and one of America’s largest and most vibrant celebrations of African and African American dance, music, and culture — celebrated its 30th year in 2007. Created in 1977 to heighten awareness of African culture, the festival has evolved into a high-spirited Memorial Day Weekend tradition [...]
Featuring: Bodoma Garifuna (Honduras) IMPACT Repertory Theatre (U.S.A.) New York African Chorus (Continental Africa) Pauline Jean Trio (Haiti) Taeko & Gaika Mass Choir (Japan) Yoshi Amao & Samurai Crew (Japan) Keith “The Captain” Gamble (U.S.A.) Visual Artist & Photography video display of Harlem Arts Alliance member’s and member partner’s work MCs: Yoshi Amao & Victor [...]
Casa Frela Gallery presents The Fruitful Wound, photographs of Harlem’s gardens and open spaces by Dennis Santella. The exhibition opens with a gala reception from 4PM to 7PM on Saturday, July 18th, 2009. The show runs through August 22nd, 2009. For a full year, Dennis Santella has been searching out and photographing gardens and green [...]
THIS IS NOT A SPIKE LEE JOINT! â€¦itâ€™s a tributeâ€¦ Spike Lee put Brooklyn on the map. Known as one of Hollywoodâ€™s most important and influential filmmakers, he has left an indelible mark in our music, lexicon, fashion and art. BROOKLYN HONORS SPIKE LEE IS A MULTI-FACETED TRIBUTE, orchestrated by PlanIt Brooklyn, that invites the [...]
Past the Metro North tracks on 119th Street there are a string of buildings, the Emanual AME Church, and what many may not know, a gallery dedicated to artists whose work represents an array of backgrounds, mindsets, and skills. Translated Casa Frela means â€œDelicate Homeâ€; so it fits that the gallery also serves as the [...]
The photographs by Tony Savino are an entry into the private and sacred world of the Vodou religion. He is able to capture the beauty, complexity and richness of the Haitian people and of their religion. As a viewer you can’t help but to be engulfed and drawn into the world he is giving us [...]
ART FOR OBAMA is an online auction of photographs to benefit the Obama Campaign. Fifty of the country’s most prominent artists and photographers have donated their work for this cause. The auction will launch on October 1st and will run for one week. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Obama Campaign, to [...]
CALLING ALL BLACK MEN for a photographic re-creation of the historical 1968 Sanitation Worker’s Strike to be held at The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) prior to its opening reception for its timely and provocative exhibition I AM A MAN. Photograph will be taken Thurs. Sept. 25 @ 5:30pm by critically acclaimed photographer [...]
Photo: Builder Levy The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) is proud to present the timely and provocative exhibition I AM A MAN. February 1968 saw 1,300 African American sanitation workers strike to demand their basic rights to organize a union, to gain a living wage, and to garner respect and dignity deserving of all [...]
The Exhibit To correspond with the recent release of Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta, The powerHouse Arena is pleased to present an exhibition of work by the photographer Ed Kashi. In the form of “film strips,” ranging in sizes of up to 24 inches wide by 168 [...]
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MamÃ¡s Adolescentes: NYC 2006-2007 —
A Photo Exhibition Documenting Mexican-American Teenage Mothers
After the birth of her own daughter in 2005, Photographer Erin Oâ€™Brien was struck by how overwhelming motherhood could be and wanted to know how being a mom felt to those barely into adulthood themselves. Dedicated to documenting the situation Erin contacted Â Dr. Yvette Martas, head of the Bellevue Hospital Adolescent OBGYN clinic, who in [...]
The Kindred Cool exhibition seeks to pays homage to the jazz friendship of Romare Bearden, Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray. Each photograph is composed of three individuals, trios, who are bonded by jazz.