Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved
The Epitome of a Nubian Knight

Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved<br>The Epitome of a Nubian Knight

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"Whenever I use BLACK it relates to some history of Africans in that particular place. It’s the idea of the color BLACK as a metaphor, or as a representation of African-Americans. It’s the notion of BLACK- BLACKNESS - and all its other meanings in relation to the history of race..."

- Fred Wilson

"Most of my fortitude to continue doing the work comes from the moral outrage I feel about the injustices that Black people endure disproportionately daily."

- N. Abdul-Wakil

"In the end, what matters is not skin shade but pan-African consciousness. Loving your complexion, your nose, lips, hair length and texture, no matter what the politics or trends decide, and simply be. That's the problem with us (African folks). We're still learning how to love ourselves. So used to glorifying others and putting others first..."

- Dredlocks Tree

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Issues Through Art"
Presented By Circle of Voices, Inc.
An Evening of Social Expressionism
Community Artists Addressing Community Issues



"Issues Through Art"

An evening of Social Expressionism

Poetry, Singing, Book Readings, & more....

Community Artist Addressing Community Issues

Saturday, November 21st, 2009
7PM -10PM

The Center
208 West 13th Street
(Between 7th & 8th Avenues)
NYC, NY 10003


Advance admission: $10
On-line $11 w/Service fees
$15 at the door

*Group ticket special available
(Buy 10 & get one free! Offer not available on-line-must send e-mail)
(Until Nov 10th 2009 12am )


A Pre-Holiday Benefit & Market Place & Gallery (with Silent Auction)

Featuring: G Winston James -Author of Shaming the Devil, Renair- Spoken Word Diva, “Mildred” Artist formally know as “Dred”, Devin Christy – Vocalist,

Stefon Royce, Impersonator & more........

Gallery Artist Charly Dominguez & John Hanning

Vendors & Exhibitors wanted now ($40 special) Early Bird Rate

(Offer will increase Nov 10th 2009 After12am) (Limited time offer)

Info call: 718-975-0141 or email info[at]covinc.org


The Issues Through Art event was pretty decent. Not a bad show, but for some reason I was under the impression (assumption) of seeing a lot of African Diasporic drawn art. Instead the "art" manifested itself through a myriad of spoken word, dance performances, singing and drumming. It was good and I liked the event, but I was expecting paintings of art. MY stuff. But perhaps because I knew about this event through my friend Charly who posted this on Facebook and is an artist who draws, I probably drew my parallels from that.

Strangely, as my friend Charly Dominguez, whose art work was on display at this event,pointed out to me, the "issues" were kind of missing from most of the art since this was called "ISSUES THROUGH ART". The most prolific part of the event was one spoken word artist who spoke on some serious issues concerning the Black SGL (same gender loving) community and the lack of LOVE we receive from the larger Black community. I think I've seen and heard this sistah before at another African event at The Center (KWANZAA perhaps).

Below are a bunch of pics from the event of different things going on. Have FUN looking...

MilDRED Performing One Of Many Characters


MilDRED's Revelation! LOL! ;-)

MilDRED Performing Another Alter Ego Character

G. Winston James Doing A Live Reading
From His Latest Novel

Author G. Winston James Selling and Signing His Books

An Entertainment Performer

Another An Entertainment Performer

Featured "Issues Through Art" Artist Charly Dominguez
(Table 1)

Charly's Alter Ego.
Charly Is Not Only A INCREDIBLY Talented Artist
But A HOTTIE/CUTIE As Well! LOL! ;-)

Charly's Work on Exhibition (Table 2)

Charly's Work on Exhibition (Table 3)

Close-up Of Charly's Art

More Close-ups Of The Art

Brutha Jawamza Was The Raffle Winner
Of This Particular Art Piece Drawn
By Charly Dominguez!
I Was So Envious (I Didn't Win With My Raffle Ticket)
Because It's A Really Nice Art
Piece With Embossed 3D Parts.

Also, This Beautiful Art Piece Reminds Me
Of An Acquaintance
By The Name of Adam.

Jawamza (An Artist Himself, left) &
Artist Charly Dominguez (right)

Taking A Picture Together

Art Piece Name: "Bluez of a 'B' Boi"

Jawamza's African Egyptian Staff
Forged From Mahogany. INCREDIBLE!
(Not A Part OF The Art Show)

Jawamza's Website:

Jawamza With His Won Art Piece
And His Hand Forged Mahogany African Egyptian Staff.

This Pics And The Next Pic Below Are Merchandising
That Vendors Were Selling

T-Shirts For Sale

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