EXAMINING THE BLACK ART ECOSYSTEM

October 29 at 6pm CST

A Black Fine Art Month Salon Talk


This panel will explore the unique and symbiotic roles that exist among Black art creators and stakeholders in elevating the value of Black art. What’s required for an artist to build and sustain a robust career, or to become a cultural icon? How can Black art stakeholders drive both the cultural and investment value of Black fine art to impact inclusion and access objectives.

Panelists:

  • Leslie Guy, Principal, Leslie Guy Consultancy, Chicago, Moderator
  • Garbo Hearne, Hearne Fine Art, Arkansas
  • Deborah Roberts, Artist, Texas
  • Diane Dinkins-Carr, DDC Consulting Group, Inc.

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THE BLACK WOMAN ARTIST: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

ARCHIVED EVENT

A Black Fine Art Month Salon Talk


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A Conversation with the ROUX Artist Collective

  • Ann “Sole Sister” Johnson
  • Rabéa Ballin
  • Delita Martin
  • Lovie Olivia

Join us for this exciting panel discussion produced and moderated by Janice Bond, Deputy Director, Contemporary Art Museum Houston.

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BLACK ART AND THE SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT WITH TED ELLIS

Thursday, October 8 at 7pm EDT

A Black Fine Art Month Salon Talk


This panel will explore how the racial reckoning playing out in society, ignited by the death of George Floyd, also highlights issues of diversity and inclusion in the art world. Open letters have been sent to arts institutions across the country highlighting the decades-long culture of racism within the American art world. The panel will discuss issues of inclusion, division, lack of scholarship and how work by Black artist has been siloed within the art world. This panel of artists and educators will offer their take on how to change this trajectory.

Discussion Points:

  • Valuing Black Art and Artists
  • Implicit Bias within cultural institutions
  • Lack of Black Curators
  • Lack of Scholarship about Black Art

Panelists:

  • Keith A. Golden, JD, CEO Art by Golden/Golden Galleries, LLC
  • Dr. Addie Dawson-Euba, retired professor, department of Visual and Performing Arts Southern University
  • Barbara Dunn-Harrington, former Executive Director of the Tom Joyner Foundation

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VALUING THE BLACK OWNED ART GALLERY WITH CYNTHIA HENRY

Thursday, October 15 at 7pm EDT

A Black Fine Art Month Salon Talk


The Black owned art gallery is a Balm in Gilead for Black artists and collectors. While historically overlooked in the larger art world, the Black gallerist has provided us a place to, not just buy art, but a place to be educated about Black art and artists, connect to artists and in the case of at least one gallery receive free gifts of art. According to a recent article in the New York Times “there is only one African-American gallerist in the 176-member Art Dealers Association of America, a professional group.” Yet because of a dedicated client base the Black gallery continues to grow and thrive and serve as a pivotal connection point in communities across the country. This conversation with gallerist will offer insight into their triumphs and challenges.

Panelists:

  • Richard Beavers, Richard Beavers Gallery, New York
  • Monique Brinkman Hill, South Side Community Art Center, Chicago
  • September Gray, September Gray Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta

NOTE: A donation is requested in lieu of a ticket fee but is not required.  For a free ticket, enter coupon code COMPTICKET during checkout in the coupon code field.

EGYPTOLOGIST DR. CHRIS NAUNTON PRESENTS

Saturday, November 14 at 4pm EDT

CSI TUTANKHAMUN: Examining the mysterious death of the boy king (London, United Kingdom)


Join esteemed archaeologist Dr. Chris Naunton as he explores the mysterious death of Tutankhamun.  As science and exploration unpacks the issues surrounding the boy king’s death, Dr. Naunton shares what we know and what remains unsolved in this intriguing “CSI” style event.

 

EGYPTOLOGIST DR. CHRIS NAUNTON PRESENTS

ARCHIVED EVENT

Causing His Name to Live: The Ancient Egyptian Quest for Immortality


Join Dr. Chris Naunton in this exploration of the turbulent period of Tutankhamun’s reign during Egypt’s 18th dynasty.  Receive a link to the full event archive upon completion of your purchase.

DOCUMENTING THE BLACK ART EXPERIENCE WITH KAILA AUSTIN

Thursday, October 22 at 7pm EDT

A Black Fine Art Month Salon Talk


Artist David Driscoll said that we will be defined by our culture more than any inventions we might create, and as such we must document the work of Black artists. In 1976 artist Samella Lewis created Black Art: An International Quarterly, now the International Review of African American Art. It was among the first journals, created by Blacks documenting African American Art. This panel will explore the importance of scholarly documentation of the work of Black artists and the Black art canon. Our panelist will discuss how we are documenting, critiquing and recording the work created across the diaspora today.

Panelists:

  • Patricia Andrews-Keenan, Founder, Pigment International and Black Fine Art Month
  • Dr. Kelli Morgan, Curator, Indianapolis

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EXCLUSIVE LIVE PERFORMANCE WITH GRAMMY NOMINATED FOLK ARTIST MARY GAUTHIER AND JAIMEE HARRIS

To be announced

Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN


Who says you can’t enjoy epic live music during a global pandemic?  It certainly hasn’t slowed the chops of Grammy nominated artist Mary Gauthier.  Mary received said nod from The Grammys in 2019 for her album “Rifles and Rosary Beads” a stirring songwriting compilation put together alongside war veterans suffering from PTSD, and we are beyond honored that she has elected to offer up an exclusive performance for all the newbies out there.  The New Day Culture performance also comes shortly before the release of Mary’s new book SAVED BY A SONG: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting which is sure to be a emotionally evocative page turner!

For this performance, Mary will be bringing her storied songwriting and folk talents forward from the historic Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN.   Joining Mary will be folk artist Jaimee Harris, a rising star in her own right-her debut album “Red Rescue” was celebrated as album of the year by the Austin American Statesmen (a town that knows a thing or two about original music).  So we think it’s all pretty special, and we hope you will come along and see for yourself!

Spoiler alert….if you are a card carrying member of a certain credit card company, you will have advance access to tickets.  Stay tuned for more details prior to tickets officially going on sale.

DIVE UNDER THE SEA WITH A SOUTH AFRICAN SHARK EXPERT

Saturday, December 12 at 10am EDT

Interactive oceanic exploration-Capetown, South Africa


In this riveting exploration under the ocean blue, you will join award winning conservationist and “shark warrior” Lesley Rochat as she takes you on a deep dive into her 18-year career in shark conservation, scientific research, campaigning and education. Along the way you will enjoy inspiring story-telling, a Shark Smart quiz, creative drawing and a fact-filled experience tailored for all ages.  Plus you receive a digital copy of the book ‘SHARKS’ for free!

Find out how Lesley went from being called Shark Bait to the Shark Warrior when she met an extraordinary shark named Maxine. You’ll learn about shark research as you follow Maxine’s journey to freedom when Lesley satellite tagged her and set her free after 9 years in captivity.

Through her amazing photography, Lesley will lead you on a virtual underwater dive into the warmest and the coolest oceans around the world to meet other extraordinary sharks, including living dinosaurs! You’ll learn about these amazing animals, what threats they face, and why we need to save our sharks. This is a fun educational experience suitable for all ages, adults and children alike.

The best part, we think, is that proceeds go to support AfriOceans Conservation Alliance, a conservation dedicated to marine conservation through environmental education and awareness projects, and citizen science projects.

Space is limited and sellouts are expected, book now to ensure your spot in the shark cage!