I attended my very first event at the White House and Capitol Hill this week! Here's some of what I saw. Excellent stuff!!
Sunday, June 26, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Norfolk Botanical Gardens, 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA 23518
(757) 441-5830 • www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org
Awaken the Perennial Queen
Acrylic and sand on canvas, 40 x 30 in., 2014
Carolyn Goodridge graduated Operation Hope's Entrepreneurial Training Program (12 Week Course.) The Graduation Day Celebration was held at the Marlton Golf Course, April 30, 2016. Cynthia Harrison, Small Business Program Manager, Hope Financial Dignity Center, Operation HOPE Center located in Washington DC is a marvelous instructor, mentor and coach to the students of this program. The graduation ceremony and celebration was held at the only African American owned Golf Course in Maryland, The Marlton Golf Course owned by Mr. Vann Marlton. Eleven graduates and four speakers. Carolyn Goodridge also received the first of the best business plan presentation awards. Art Impact USA is committed to financial literacy and strength in their organization.
This is the 30 second version of the full promotional video. Can you keep up? Don't forget to come out and see the show. Opening reception is Saturday, June 11, 2 to 5 PM at the Torpedo Factory!
National Caribbean American Heritage Month is approaching. You're invited to celebrate with us at the Torpedo Factory, Saturday, June 11th - 2pm to 5pm.
You are invited to attend John Antone's opening reception this Monday! He creates the works by gathering branches through walks in the woods and then transforming them into bronze. John is a member of Art Impact USA. So come out and support his creative efforts!
I'd like to invite you to my brother-in-law's film screening of "Ota Benga" at the National Museum of African Art. This is a premier screening of Niy Coker Jr.'s critically acclaimed film "Ota Bega." The film documents the life of a Congolese man exhibited at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair and the Bronx Zoo.
There will also be a candid discussion about representations of African and African American masculinity in literature, film, and visual art. The program also includes a docent-led tour of the exhibition "Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue." Light refreshments will be served.
Click here for free tickets and more information: http://africa.si.edu/
When: November 1, 2015, 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Where: National Museum of African American Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC
You're invited to attend Paul Blackwood's opening reception at the Jamaican Embassy tomorrow evening. Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. 1520 New Hampshire Avenue, NW. Washington, DC 20036. Phone: (202) 452-0660.
Paul was one of the exhibiting artists AIUSA's National Caribbean American Heritage Month exhibition this past June. Below is one of the paintings he exhibited then. Come out to see his new works!