The African Diva Project: Paintings by Margaret Rose Vendryes
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: The Miller Gallery
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY
The exhibition is a series of famed album covers by iconic Black female divas redesigned and re-imagined to question the role of race and gender in contemporary Black communities. The exhibit is the work of Professor Margaret Rose Vendryes, artist and Distinguished Lecturer of Fine Arts and Director of the Fine Arts Gallery at York College. It speaks to the evolving views on beauty, especially as it relates to gender and race.
(above) Lwena Dianne African Diva, 2012, Oil and Cold Wax on Canvas and Paper, 36 x 36 inches
Be There with TCA artist Margaret Rose Vendryes and her new portrait, Punu Janelle, African Diva this Friday: BRIDGING BOUNDARIES: Redefining Diaspora features 10 selected Columbia University student artists alongside 10 mentoring visual artists based in the Harlem area presenting conversations about racial and cultural identity in the African Diaspora.
OPENING RECEPTION: February 7, 2014 6:30 to 9:30pm
WHERE: Postcrypt Art Gallery, located in the basement of St. Paul’s Chapel on the Columbia University Morningside campus
ART IN FLUX ARTISTS: Bayeté Ross Smith, Beatrice Lebreton, Bee Walker, Carl Karni-Barn, Ibou Ndoye, Ivan Forde, Leonardo Benzant, Makeba Rainey, Margaret Rose Vendryes, Oluwatoyin Tella
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY STUDENT ARTISTS Aisha Kuforiji, Dakota Ceneta, David Abud, Emma Sulkowicz, Gesiye Souza-Okpofabri, Jeannie Rhyu, Kyara Andrade, Laura Alston, Marcus Hunter, Naima Green
CURATED BY and produced collaboratively between the African Students Association, Art in FLUX Harlem and Postcrypt Art Gallery.
Meet the Artists in Soul & Vibe at SCRATCH DJ Academy
If you haven’t seen Soul & Vibe yet, join FLUX at a reception at Scratch on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7pm and meet the artists.
7:30 pm DISCUSSION with the visual artists, musical artists (Scratch DJ’s) and some of the collectors of the artwork in Soul & Vibe.
Scratch DJ Academy, 32 Cooper Square, 2nd flr, New York, NY 10001
These visual artists participating in the discussion include Soul & Vibe Margaret Rose Vendryes, Walter Lobyn Hamilton, Linus Coraggio, Ruben Natal San Miguel, Lance Johnson, Anthony J. Thomas, & Daren Chambers. Soul & Vibe also features work by Walter Lobyn Hamilton
Artist, Margaret Rose Vendryes (top photo, center) and her African Divas (in order, top to bottom); Yaka Tina, Igbo Grace, Ejaham Chaka and Ekoi Whitney are featured in the exhibition.
Art Basel Miami Beach, Wednesday night: Fusion art exhibition in Wynwood was followed by this party for a Miami Fashion week event.
Art Basel Miami Beach. You must see: Folorunsho = born under the eye of God (in Yoruba). At the Capital Lofts in downtown Miami. Conceived and curated by Mallence Bart-Williams.
Fingers crossed for Tate Museum’s prestigious Turner Prize 2013 Artist Nominee, Ms. Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. “A Londoner of Ghanaian descent, is perhaps the wild card in the pack because she is a straightforward portrait painter. But her portraits are of imaginary people that she describes as “composites” of memory, images and imagination. At Ebrington, the dark-hued figures emerge from the dark, textured oil-painted canvases and low lighting with almost palpable intensity.” Read on: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/30/arts/design/talk-of-the-turner-prize-where-for-one-thing-talk-is-art.html?_r=0
Don’t miss the Art and Music at Scratch DJ Academy!
TCA artist, Margaret Rose Vendryes, is in the mix at Art in FLUX Harlem’s SOUL & VIBE Exhibition on WEDNESDAY, November 6th in New York City.
Be there or be square.
WHEN: Opens November 6, 6-9pm or by appointment
WHERE: Scratch DJ Academy, 32 Cooper Square, 2nd floor, NYC
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-340-3479