Monday, September 26, 2011

1st Cultural Arts Awards Ceremony honoring Faith Ringgold

The Keeper of the City.

Greetings All,
My piece (The Keeper of the City-above) Will be a part of an exhibit at The City College of New York Office of Government and Community Affairs Presents the 1st Annual Cultural Arts Awards Ceremony honoring Faith Ringgold, author, fine artist, quilt maker and CCNY Alumna on Thursday October 6, 2011 at Aaron Davis Hall Center for the Performing and Visual Arts West 135th Street at Convent Avenue, New York, NY

A commemorative quilt exhibition curated by Dr. Myrah Brown Green
featuring quilters from across North America opens with a reception at 5:00 pm in the Aaron Davis Hall Gallery. Award ceremony immediately follows at 6:30 pm in the Marian Anderson Theatre. Quilt show closes December 1, 2011. Special presentation of bronze sculpture designed by master sculptor Otto Neals in honor of Ms. Ringgold.
Music by “Rafik and Friends” featuring CCNY student, Charnae Betton.

Featured Quilt Artists:
Gwen Aqui
Carol Beck
Sherry Boram
Bisa Butler
Marion Coleman

Carolyn Crump
Adrienne Cruz
Ife Felix
L’Merchie Frazier
Marjorie Freeman
Carole Harris
Laura Gadson
Sylvia Hernandez
Peggie Hartwell
Sonji Hunt
Shani Jamila
Jacqueline Johnson
Arlene Kweli Jones
Viola Burley Leak
Cynthia Lockhart
Carolyn L. Mazloomi
Dindga McCannon
Sherry Whetstone McCall
Pixil Ladies Deb Cashatt & Kris Sazaki
Susan Sato
Latifah Shakir
Carole Staples
Rita Strickland
Valerie White
Trish Williams
Sauda Zahra

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Myrah Brown Green
P: 212-650-5361 F: 212-650-6415
FREE Event

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Lynch Quilts Project

Greetings All,
Help heal America's racial past and its contemporary effects, join with individuals of all backgrounds from across the country (international too!) and sew with The Lynch Quilts Project. The Lynch Quilts Project, is a community-based art work which explores the history and ramifications of racial violence, specifically lynching in the United States, through the textile tradition of quilting. At the core of this project, is a healing ritual, which DEPENDS UPON the hands of the community to help reclaim and heal this history. As such, the Project must be realized through the efforts of many hands and many hearts. So please, help us fight old hidden intolerance and heal these historical and contemporary wounds in America's side. For more information on how to participate, please visit

LaShawnda Crowe Storm

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Moving On Update.

Greetings All,

I'm moving on uo to the east-side of Garfield Park and I've been busy packing, throwing away and giving away. It has been a long haul, but I lost my home to foreclosure, and I'm moving to the "Switching Station Artist Lofts". My new space is all about arts, actors, dancers, musician, painters, writers, etc. Creativity flows throughout and I'm excited about the possibilities of where this part of the my journey called life is going to take me.

In 1999, the City of Chicago invited Artspace to determine the merits of a potential live/work project in the Garfield Park neighborhood on the city's West Side. The focus of the investigation was the Roentgen School, built in 1906 as a telephone switching station. With its high ceilings, large windows, and central courtyard, the Roentgen was an ideal candidate for Artspace's first Chicago project.

Four years and $5.3 million later, the Roentgen School reopened as the Switching Station Artist Lofts. The building wraps entirely around its paved courtyard, which serves residents as a private gathering place and a safe play area for children. Other amenities include off-street parking, a fenced-in play area on the building's sunny south side, and a lower level suitable for meetings and other events. Apartments on the building's upper floors afford fine views of Garfield Park to the north and the downtown Chicago skyline to the east.
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