Thursday, March 30, 2006

Anthony Burks/ Rooted Ground

Pink Ribbon for Cancer Awareness

On of reason for going to NYC is because of my 20th HS Reunion from Cardinal Spellman HS. The 2 clubs I was a member of (the Afro-American Club & The Latin-American Club) are hosting a dinner cruise. We will be holding a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awarenes. Proceeds for this fundraiser is going to th American Cancer Society and The Hamlett Children Fund. This is a scholarship for an alumnus 2 young little sons. After beating breast cancer, Jill Wilson-Hamlett succomb to complications during surgery of cancer of the brain in April 2005.
I have been hosting many fundraiser for this cause but this is really important. I have an online auction on e-bay right now. Click the title on this post and please purchase a ribbon. Or you can give a donation by clicking a donation bar on the right. Either way, thanks for your support.

Kuumba artists and exhibition info

Artists: Turgo Bastien, Anthony Burks, Trina Slade-Burks, DaphneDowell, Allah Emmanual, Kianga Jinaki Hanif, Kelly Liddie, MarkManning, Peter Marchall, Tonya Mosley, Nzingah, Henery Pellissier,Harold Rigaud & David Saintus
"Gathering of Kuumba" is showing through June 3 at the Cornell Museum at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL

Museum hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Beginning May 1, it will be closed on Sundays. Admission is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors and students (14-21); and free for members and children younger than 14.
For any question please contact Daphne Dowell @ 561-243-7922 ext. 317
All artwork is available for sale.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Dancing Lady I

Cornell exhibit features work of minority artists
By Suzanna Mahler
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Paintings, sculptures, fiber art, and dolls are some features of "Gathering of Kuumba," now showing at the Cornell Museum of Art and History at Old School Square.
The multimedia art exhibit features work from about 15 African-American, Haitian and Caribbean artists.
"This year there are a lot of new people," said Melissa Carter, director of marketing. "One of them is coming from Miami, and another resides outside of Florida, but is here seasonally."
The museum's program assistant Daphne Dowell is one of the founders of Kuumba, meaning creativity in Swahili.
Dowell and two friends thought of the idea about six years ago.
"We were just sitting around one night thinking of what we could do to feature African-American artists," Dowell said. "In the beginning, we thought of doing an 'all women' show and then I thought maybe we could do a 'mixed show.'
"I was working at Old School Square and presented the idea to the museum, and we've been doing it ever since. We started with seven artists, and it's grown to 15 artists."
Dowell's African-American wrap dolls are displayed in the exhibit.
"People like the fact that it is an African-American show, because most of the time when you go to an art show, we are the minority," Dowell said. "In this show, we are the majority. It gives us the chance to exhibit and show our work."
The artists have a range of experience, which makes for an interesting show, Carter said.
"People like the diversity of the styles in the media," Carter said. "It's a very exciting show, because each of these artists brings a lot of different inspirations to their work.
"Artists are from all backgrounds — some of them are self-taught; some have been trained; some have exhibited around the world and others are purely local."
"Gathering of Kuumba" is showing through June 3 at the Cornell Museum at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave.

Sponsor me in NYC

Well I will be attending my 20th high school reunion. It is being held in NYC where I am from. I am looking for sponsors to help me with this trip. I have an auction going which is going to be fun. I would love for you to participate. Check out the link.

UPTOWN flavor

If you have the interest in serious dining, gaining some culture and enjoying the nightlife in Harlem USA; check out Uptown Flavor.