Turin, city of art, culture, great museums and gastronomic delights and in a process of deep architectural and urban transformation, this year again offers a wide range of cultural events of great artistic and touristic value.
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the second-annual Lake FX Summit + Expo, the Midwest’s largest FREE convening of artists and creative entrepreneurs, May 13–15.
Horace Pippin (1888-1946), the African American self-taught painter, living in the outskirts of Philadelphia knew about snow. There in his depictions of harsh wintry weather is a chilling accuracy forecasting the 2016 blizzard this past winter in Baltimore we were calling “Snowzilla.” Instead of the horse and wagon as in Pippens painting, imagine a Mazda Miata covered with the flurries and mush of wet snow, with bone-chilling air.
Twelve writers from six African countries will convene at the Chaminuka Lodge near Lusaka for thirteen days (18 March – 29 March) to write, read and discuss work in progress and to learn from Jamal Mahjoub, the writer also known as Parker Bilal, and Ellah Wakatama Allfrey OBE, Caine Prize Deputy Chairperson, literary critic, editor and broadcaster.
Wazal Couture presented their newest collection called “Ova Tété”. This collection is inspired by a Cameroonian slang ‘ova’ which means bigger and noble person and Tété, which refers to chic and bourgeois.
A specially invited art delegation of American galleries, museums, curators, and collectors is being led to attend the 12th edition of the Dak’Art African Contemporary Art Biennale in Dakar, Senegal from May 3 –
Jess Castellote and Tayo Fagbule released the 2015 Nigerian Art Market Report. This current climate of love for African Art requires documentation and real analysing to archive the changes and demands of Black art.
TimeLine Theatre Company presents stories inspired by history that connect with today’s social and political issues. For the 2016-2017 season, African-American playwright Dominique Morisseau play, A Paradise Blue rounds out their season for 2016-2017.
Guest contributor Bayunga Kialeuka shares a few of his favorite pieces from Coconut Groove’s Kroma Gallery. Located on the historically Black west side of Coconut Grove in Miami, Florida, this gallery continues the tradition of providing space for Black artists to thrive.
Augusto Soledade Brazzdance, under the direction of acclaimed choreographer Augusto Soledade will bring Cordel to the Gleason Room Miami Beach on March 25 and 26, 2016 at 8pm.