Learn from others in other countries. Keep up your friendships abroad, or make new friends abroad. The present difficulties here are an element of a general trend. And no country is going to find a solution by itself. Make sure you and your family have passports.
I spent this summer renewing a relationship with a friend from Japan, staying with his family, and getting to know his country. You can look forward to seeing more photographs from Japan on the Gallery page.
INTERPLAYERS THEATRE 174 S. HOWARD ST. SPOKANE WA
Featuring internationally acclaimed photographer, artist and adventurer Anthony Boccaccio. Anthony began his photographic career with National Geographic Magazine in 1971. He has recently published a photographic book about the search for gold in the Amazonian Jungle.
The opening of Tony’s exhibition was superb in so many ways. Tony, always
volubile and socially engaging, was in top form, greeting the numerous attendees and sharing anecdotes about the images and their creation. The images are wonderful, it is especially encouraging to view this exhibit here in Spokane. Chris Crisostomo, who modeled for several of the images, is a personable fellow who is exceptionally graceful in his movements and gestures… just a treat to see him at various times in the evening. No wonder Tony asked him to model.
If you missed the opening, please be aware that you can view the images any time during the day when the Interplayers box office is open… it is free and open to the public.
Amazing visions, excellently executed, you owe it to yourself to take the time…
Running, at least, through November.
Passed away August 27, 2013. Memorial service followed by reception Monday September 2 at 10:00 am Cheney United Church of Christ 423 N 6th St. Cheney WA. Online guestbook at cheneyfuneral.com.
Obituary from the Spokesman Review August 31, 2013.
Cheney lost a friend and an artist with the death of Joseph C. Daugherty August 27 2013. He was born in Uhrichsville, Ohio, May 24, 1921. He appreciated growing up in this railroad town where everyone was a friend. He was the artist of the Senior Class Annual and Drum Major of the band for his high school. He graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Fine Arts in 1939. After serving three years in the U.S. Navy, he began teaching art in Woodland, California. Here he met and married a fellow teacher.
As with so many ex-military, he returned to college. His three years in the graduate art program at the University of Oregon included the creation of 13 sculptures. He also appreciated having a class with the world-famous artist, Alexander Archipenko.
In 1959 he joined the faculty of E.W.W. where he valued his many years working with the varied students who attended the school. He also created a facility for bronze-casting in the art building which reflected his work in a new media. Wherever he lived, he fashioned an area where he worked, creating sculpture. At last, in 1964, the house he designed and had built included a permanent studio.
Among his many interests, he enjoyed spending time in good conversation and was a wonderful story-teller. He entertained listeners with recollections of his travels and past, filled with details provided by his amazing memory and sense of humor. He also loved music, especially the music from the swing/big-band era, and spent many happy hours listening to his favorite compositions. He was, above all, thoughtful, kind and courteous.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years Joan; and son Kevin, of Cheney; and daughter Colleen and husband Ken Floyd, of San Diego. Also living are his sisters Ann Baxley of San Marcos, California and Clara and husband John Updike of Muncie, Indiana. Also adding to relative wealth are nephews Brian and Bruce Baxley, California, and Phil and Tom Updike, Indiana, and niece Carolyn Dehner, Ohio.
A memorial service, followed by a reception, will be held on Monday, September 2, at 10:00 am at the Cheney United Church of Christ, 423 N. 6th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004. Online guestbook at cheneyfuneral.com. Cheney Funeral Chapel, Cheney, WA.
Viewers came to see the art of Emmanuel Nkuranga and to meet the artist. Visitors who came found a story about Emmanuel, his mission and the children of Rwanda who are changing their lives with art. (click on text below to enlarge)
The Rogues Gallery Presents Emerging Designers event has been a labor of love for the past seven years. It now attracts more than 1000 persons to the live show, and for the second year will be held Sunday, Feb 10th. Doors open at 4pm. Located at Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City, 401 Seventh Ave., across from Madison Square Garden. The fashion forward designers whose collections are selected for inclusion in the RGP group show, are mostly independent businesses who create and sell limited edition lines to stores, have garnered some press and wish to expand their lines into more retail outlets.
This season’s fashion show will feature designs by:
Franklin Rowe, Urban Masala by Sehar Peerzada, Willie Hall, Diane Liston, 7T7 by Tarique Tabani, Corinne Monique, Mikasa La Charles.
Anticipated Celebrity Attendees:
– Syleena Johnson (R&B Divas)
– Erica Dixon (Love & Hip Hop, Atlanta)
– Jamilah Rouse (Real Housewives of Atlanta/Entertainment Host)
– Ariane Davis (Love & Hip Hop, Atlanta)
– Omarosa Manigault (The Apprentice)
– Katrell Mendenhall (Chicagolicious)
– Vaughn Harper (Legendary Radio Host, WBLS)
– Yasmeen Williams (former singer; Sweet Honey In The Rock)
Fashion Art Xchange also known as FAX was founded by Gwen Sargeant in 1994 and was created to provide a networking exchange for people of color in fashion and the arts. This includes retail, design, and anyone working within these industries. The organization also provides seminars, educational opportunities and scholarships for deserving students. Fashion Art Xchange will help to create a gallery of fashion history featuring 20 years of F.A.X. Images and video of their past events will be on public display. F.A.X. will also supply high school and college interns to help the Designers with backstage production, front of house, production setup and break down. All F.A.X. members are trained and managed by F.A.X. staff.
FLOSS Magazine is a pop culture, fashion, celebrity and lifestyle based magazine available on Newsstands, and Book Stores. Fashion Designer interviews will be featured in upcoming issues of FLOSS Magazine’s print and online publication. Log onto: http://www.flossmagazine.com Macintosh Smith
Ron Cooke, CEO
ROGUES GALLERY PRESENTS is an organization of fashion professionals dedicated to providing an alternative option to showcase emerging designer collections and providing a “VOICE” for these designers during New York Fashion Week.
July 18 was a beautiful warm summer evening in Spokane’s favorite park – and Connoisseur Concerts’ Mozart on A Summer’s Eve’s 21st birthday. This popular event in Manito Park was well attended as always. Dinners from Luna at tables, picnics on blankets on the lawn, loungers in lawn chairs, everyone relaxed to the songs of the program Ciao, Belle Donne! Colleen Bryant Palmer,Heather Steckler Parker and Heather Peterson sang solos, duets, and together sang the Three Ladies Trio from The Magic Flute. They were accompanied by special guest Zuill Bailey on the cello and the Connoisseur Concerts’ Ensemble: Keri McCarthy and Bethany Schoeff, oboe; Daniel Cotter and James Schoepflin, clarinet; Roger Logan, Margaret Wilds and Verne Windham, horn; Susan Hess and Ryan Hare, bassoon; Kim Plewniak, string bass. See my digital images of the event . . . . . .
4comculture seeks to weave the contributions of individuals and cultures, building a strong community fabric. One definition of the word culture is “the evolved human capacity to classify and represent experiences with symbols, and to act imaginatively and creatively.” Recently I visited with a local artist who has spent her long life imaginatively and creatively. Marie Whitesel
As a resident of the DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia), it’s easy to take all that the city has to offer for granted. Seen Around Town will be a series of posts where I will share information about various events in the DMV area.
Saturday was a beautiful day in DC so I decided to head downtown to catch a couple of exhibits that have been on my to-do list. The first was:
The Black List exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery.
From the website:
Historically, “blacklist” denotes a group of people marginalized and denied work or social approval. In an effort to redefine the term, these portraits of 50 African Americans reclaim the term “blacklist” to be affirming, influential and powerful.
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell worked together to develop a list of people whom they thought would represent the African-American experience in the 20th century. Greenfield-Sanders created large-format fine-art photographs, and Mitchell interviewed the subjects on film; the portrayals provide insight on the struggles, triumphs and joys of black life in the United States.
This exhibit is visually stunning and there were several people on the “list” that I had no prior knowledge of. The interviews are funny, candid and inspiring. The Black List reminds us of the infinite number of contributions African-Americans have made to the world beyond the “usual suspects”. This is a FREE exhibit and family-friendly. The Black List will be at NPG through April 22, 2012. For more information including hours and directions, visit the website here: http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/exhblacklist.html .
The second exhibit was 30 Americans at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. ………. More
We in the Spokane area have contacts and connections that reach beyond our borders. We welcome input from your relatives, friends and associates wherever they are, that can share experiences relevant to African American interests and issues. Send it to us at the Spokane African American Voice at firstname.lastname@example.org.