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!
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?
I just braved the cold for the most amazing exhibition in Harlem - the Belletrix exhibit currently showing at ImageNation!
These amazing artists created a beautiful multi-media exhibition that expressed the diversity of the Black female artist's work.
And it was wonderfully received! Make sure to catch it before it closes May 1st!
Support two great causes at the same fun filled event! My work will be featured along with the work of a great set of artists at the National Black MBA Association Black History fundraiser. Come show your support for the reImagining (clapping really loudly during my presentation) and support an organization that is shaping the future business leaders of our community. And the cherry on top - the event is being run by one of the reImagining 100 - Majella Mark! Come out and show your support! See you there!
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Excerpts from the Mortality Series will be on display (and for sale) in support of the Fantastic Funds Exhibition fundraiser for the Bronx Art Space. Help us keep the Bronx Art Space open! Festivities are from 6:30pm to 10:00 pm Saturday, April 30th. The Bronx Art Space is located at 305 East 140th Street, 1A (#6 train to 138th street). Come and support Art in the Bronx!
Faces of the Great Recession opened Friday, April 15th 2011 at the Faces of the Economy exhibition at the Art for Change Gallery. The exhibition had wall to wall powerful work from 17 artists focusing on bringing attention to the humanity behind our current economic turmoil. I feel privileged to be apart of such an amazing visual statement. Thanks so much to all of you who came out to support the show! Leave it to a photographer to forget take pictures of the event! But I did get some of you in front of my phone! The closing and artist discussion will be held July 9th from 7-11 pm. Hope to see you there!
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Faces of the Great Recession, the latest photo series by photographer Ijeoma D. Iheanacho, is opening at the Art for Change Gallery April 15th. As part of the Art for Change exhibition, Faces of the Economy, this series brings into focus the human beings behind the statistics:
“Everyday the news tells us the unemployment rate as some percentage that is just hovering under 10%. But, who is that 10%? Who are those Americans that have had their American Dream derailed by the Great Recession? In this series I am presenting the stories of the 10% through the efforts of the non-profits working to help them hang on to some semblance of their dreams. This series serves a three prong effort: to make the public see beyond the statistics, to give voice to the citizens that are not being heard by our politicians, and to provide information to others going through a similar situation by linking them to the organizations that are working to help them. The series focuses on the non-profit organizations and the community of people it serves. I hope to make each viewer think of the people behind the headlines and tie the struggles of its citizens back to the hopes of the country. While the Great Recession is technically over on paper, its affect on the lives of ordinary citizens will be felt for generations. As the coverage moves from Wall Street to Main Street, we need to look at the discussions being held around the kitchen tables of America. Faces of the Great Recession is a look into not only the problem, but also the solutions and courage that can stand as a reminder that the next Great Generation may be in the making and the American Dream can still be a reality for those not yet awakened from the nightmare of the Great Recession. “
Please join us at Art for Change to view the Faces of the Great Exhibition. Art for Change is located at 1699 Lexington Avenue (between 106th and 107th Streets). The opening is Friday, April 15th, 7-11pm with a closing reception and artist dialogue Saturday, July 9th 7-11pm.