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Join us for the largest installation of the reimagining yet!

We are inviting you to come see the largest installation of the reImagining yet! Join us for a night of amazing art and the full scope of the reImagining project. Come out opening night Wednesday the 27th at 5:30pm at the Longwood Arts Gallery. See below for the full calendar of events celebrating this amazing exhibition!

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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!

The reImaginging Speaks is now on TWIB!

It is my distinct pleasure to announce the reImagining Speaks is getting a louder voice! Starting today I will be penning a new blog series highlighting the videos and the themes of the reImagining! Please check out the first installment and make sure to leave a comment and spread the word on your social networks! Stay tuned in ladies as we get the word out about this amazing project!

idiStudios teams up with Colloquy Collective to realize images for the new production of Wine in the Wilderness

“Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice. We are uncommonly and marvelously intricate in thought and action, our problems are most complex and, too often, silently borne." - Alice Childress

Faren for Collective Collective Wine in the Wilderness, Courtney

 

I have had the ultimate collaboration! Imagine being able to translate into images the text of an amazing Black female playwright for the production of one of her most amazing plays dealing with the topics of the misrepresentation of the Black female image for a Black female producer and director! I know it's a run on sentence, but run with me on this one guys! I was more than thrilled to lend my camera skills to Courtney Harge of Colloquy Collective for their new production of Wine in the Wilderness. Harge created the collective because " We at Colloquy Collective feel it is important to mine existing work for jewels that create new contexts for our present conditions." The play, which runs from March 7th through March 17th at JACK, is the company’s inaugural production. Directed by Harge, Wine in the Wilderness examines the issues of racial identity, class striation, art’s purpose, and male/female power dynamics. Originally presented in 1969, it tells the story of a Black male artist as he paints a triptych on Black womanhood, and the Black woman who causes him to reexamine his approach. This play remains poignant and relevant over four decades after its first production. Above is one of the two images I produced for the play - you have to come out and see the play to see the second image! The play opens Thursday March 7th with a great reception afterwards! If you can't make one of the shows - then support the project's funding campaign and support the major tenant of the reImagining - creating new paths for the real voices of Black women!

...and the word has reached all the way across the world!

NONNY'S LIST

I have to say, I am so happy to have my work recognized on the mother land! The project was just featured today on the amazing Nigerian fashion/photography blog NONNY'S LIST. Thanks so much for the recognition, it means everything to me! Please keep spreading the word guys! We will make the reImagining kickstarter campaign a success!

We are spreading the word!

We are getting the word out there! A huge thanks to forcoloredgurls.com for an amazing feature on the blog! Jamie Fleming-Dixon is an inspiring voice in the community and her support for this project is whole heartedly appreciated. Make sure to bookmark the blog! Please continue to support the reImagining kickstarter campaign and help us spread the word!