BxArts Factory/Montefiore West Indian Day Parade Exhibition Opens!!!

Sorry for the slow post - so much going on, but I wanted to celebrate the amazing opening of the Reflections Exhibition at Montefiore Medical Center. Thanks so much to all who came out to be apart of the night and all those that send their well wishes! A huge thanks to BxArts Factory for giving me the opportunity to be apart of this ground breaking show! A hugs to the awesome Real for giving me a chance to capture her amazing spirit on film!

Oh What a Night!!! Rain or Shine Bronx:Africa was a hit!

There was a party in the Bronx.....

The gallery was packed with art lovers and well wishers!

The gallery was packed with art lovers and well wishers!

It is an honor to have the reimagining be apart of the Bronx:Africa exhibition!

Look Ma, my name is on the wall!

Look Ma, my name is on the wall!

Look Ma, my work is on the wall!

Look Ma, my work is on the wall!

It was so good to see the friends that are also in the show and who came out to support us!

Hey Elvira girl! You and your art look fabulous!

Hey Elvira girl! You and your art look fabulous!

Good to make new friends and see ones you have not seen in forever!

Good to make new friends and see ones you have not seen in forever!

IFE!!!!! So good to see you! 

IFE!!!!! So good to see you! 

And look who made the front page!

Look Ma, we made the paper!

Look Ma, we made the paper!

Even though last night could not last forever - the show is up until May 4th! Stop by to see all the great work and the intriguing community programming!

The end of the night was only the beginning of an amazing exhibition!

The end of the night was only the beginning of an amazing exhibition!

the reImagining is on BronxNet!

I apologize to my poor neglected blog! It's been way too long since I touched base! But good news, I just did my first television spot in support of the reImagining! It was nerve wracking, but very fun!

We had such a blast, and the host Rhina was so cool!

Fun on the set of Open!

Fun on the set of Open!

The Debuts are just the beginning....

The past six weeks have been like a dream! It has taken me five years to get nine photographs on a wall, but every single moment of those five years was worth it! Being able to finally debut the first stories from the reImagining - on both the east and west coasts - has only made me more determined to make sure all 100 stories are told! Although I could not physically be there for the Women in Art - HerStories exhibit, the exhibition pictures tell a story of an amazing exhibition at the LH Horton Jr. Art Gallery at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA. I have to give a special thanks to Yolanda Rodriguez of the BxArts Factory  for her inclusion of the reImagining in the amazing Innuendos exhibition held at the Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx. It was so amazing to have my work shown with so many inspiring female artists from the Bronx. The artist panel discussion for the reImagining at Innuendos definitely got heated - but in a good way! A special thanks to the models that sat on the panel with me to tell their stories! Finally, the closing reception for Innuendos allowed us to hear from the all of the artist that participated in the exhibition with art performances that blew my mind! The reImagining is just getting started! I was so fortunate to be able to participate in these two exhibitions and so happy to have the narratives of the models brought forth for discussion. We are just getting started, so please continue to support the effort and continue to keep an out for more exhibitions!

Thanks for the flowers Brian and Andy!

Thanks for the flowers Brian and Andy!

Thanks for the flowers Elizabeth!

Thanks for the flowers Elizabeth!

Thanks for the flowers Elvira!

Thanks for the flowers Elvira!

Dispatches from Awesome?

I have mixed feelings coming out of the Kara Walker exhibit at the Domino Sugae Factory. The work was particularly amazing. It was all strongly executed and amazing to behold. The only sticking point, the mass consumption atmospher of the crowds. It was a sugary delight for a Friday evening. I am sure the history behind the pieces was lost to 99% of the audience. What did they really wait in line for?

 

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And so it has begun...

 

model #22 Ameria Lennard, hair and make up by Jose L. Lopez 

model #22 Ameria Lennard, hair and make up by Jose L. Lopez 

an outtake from the very first reImagining shoot! here's to the next 99! 

Dispatches from Awesome....Belletrix at ImageNation

 

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I just braved the cold for the most amazing exhibition in Harlem - the Belletrix exhibit currently showing at ImageNation!

 

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These amazing artists created a beautiful multi-media exhibition that expressed the diversity of the Black female artist's work. 

 

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And it was wonderfully received! Make sure to catch it before it closes May 1st!

Dispatches from Awesome...Carrie Mae Weems at the Guggenheim

If you have not been to this amazing exhibition currently at the Guggenheim, you must go!

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I am a huge Weems fan girl, but have never seen the entire Kitchen Table Series exhibited together. It is so intricately woven, it made me want to weep! Check it out on level 2!

 

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Then head to level 4 for the ground breaking From Here... Series and just bask in the brilliance of her ability to make text and image bend to her will!

 

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Out of my overwhelming respect for the artist, I will not post the  few picks of the exhibit I was able to sneak in, but I will show you how well received her work was. I heart you Carrie Mae!

 

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