Posts in category "Art"

Art Fusion is Coming. Are You Ready?

Art Fusion is Coming. Are You Ready?
By Lydia Katherine “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” -Steve... Read more »

Photos: 2014 Harlem Fine Arts Show Opening Night Gala

Photos: 2014 Harlem Fine Arts Show Opening Night Gala
By Zondra Hughes The 2014 Harlem Fine Arts Show Exhibition and Sale took place tonight at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. The Opening Night Gala was a benefit for the DuSable Museum and the South Side Community Art Center.  On Friday, October 31st, Youth Empowerment Day takes place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; on Saturday Winston... Read more »

Photos: Russell Simmons' Art For Life Summer Camp

Students of Russell Simmons' Art For Life Camp in Brooklyn, New York.
The Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) “is dedicated to providing inner city youth across New York City with significant exposure to the arts, as well as to supporting emerging artists with exhibition opportunities.” On the countdown to the annual Art For Life gala, journalists visited the Corridor Galleries today in New York to see the students... Read more »
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Hey Hollywood: Where are the Black Love Stories?

Hey Hollywood: Where are the Black Love Stories?
Jeff Friday, Founder of the American Black Film Festival discusses the dearth of Black love stories in Hollywood at the Cadillac Conversations event held at the Classic Car Club  NYC. Follow the conversation on Twitter #ABFF2014 @Cadillac. Photo: Sabin Blake, Cadillac, Jeff Friday, ABFF; Jocelyn K. Allen, General Motors. Have your SBC blog delivered to... Read more »

Detroit Divas Join The Black Social Network College Tour

Detroit Divas Join The Black Social Network College Tour
The Black Social Network College Tour is a traveling stage play that uses theater to illustrate the importance of responsible social media branding. In The Black Social Network, Eva, an ambitious celebrity publicist, and Jasmine, a Facebook fabulist, unravel when an online rumor triggers offline consequences. Image is everything— until reality crashes the party. Detroit... Read more »

Casting Call! The Black Social Network Play

Casting Call! The Black Social Network Play
In the Black Social Network play, Eva James, a powerful celebrity publicist, and Jasmine, a struggling café owner, unravel when online shenanigans trigger offline consequences. Image is everything–until reality crashes the party. Geared toward Millennials, The Black Social Network’s media preview show launched on February 20, 2014, (during Social Media Week) for a one-night only... Read more »
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DIY Classroom Valentine's Day Kits

DIY Classroom Valentine's Day Kits
By Nicole Harding DIY Valentine’s Day Kits: 4 Easy Steps  Ahhh, it’s time for your little sugar to trade Valentine’s Day gifts at school, and you don’t want cards that pop out of the box and tear on the fold, you want something fun—something with some POP! Now would be a good time to mention... Read more »

Video: Nelson Mandela's Final Photo Shoot

Video: Nelson Mandela's Final Photo Shoot
Nelson Mandela final photo shoot: 21 Icons by 21 Icons South Africa This is a short film released this summer containing video footage of the last portrait shoot with Nelson Mandela. The film shows the interaction between photographer Adrian Steirn and Nelson Mandela.  Ctsy of 21 Icons South Africa. For more info visit 21Icons.com; follow... Read more »

Essence and Scandal's Shonda Rhimes Launch Film Competition

Essence and Scandal's Shonda Rhimes Launch Film Competition
Essence magazine is “looking to welcome new voices to the Black Women in Hollywood family,” and challenges you to “write and direct an original short film, no longer than 20 minutes long, that presents an image of a Black woman in a unique, refreshing way.” The magazine has launched a short film contest to seek... Read more »
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Open Halloween Auditions for The Black Social Network

Open Halloween Auditions for The Black Social Network
Ever wanted to grace the stage? Your time is now! We’re casting actors and bloggers (for narration) for the new stage play, The Black Social Network. Chicago auditions will be held on Thursday, October 31 (Halloween) at the Chicago Multi-CulturalDance Center Dearborn Station Building 47 West Polk Lower Level 312.461.0030. All ethnicities are welcome; please... Read more »