Below is some of the 'workings out on the napkin' of how things were put together...
kind of behind the scenes.
I am going to dedicate this site to my first Computer Science Teacher, who I had when I was 13, Mr Akwa, he was really such a funny guy...and we used to double up laughing, and I probably learnt any semblance of patience from enrolling on that course that actually consisted of binary numbers and other Mathematical tricks....but after moaning week after week...we did eventually make the trip to a local college...RIP Joe Akwa.
Black Art City P r e v i e w
If you saw the ad in the Voice, the address for the event is below...
Much respectful thanks to the Reggae legend Mr Al Campbell for permission to allow us to use your work. Thank you to those that attended the event below...your contribution was appreciated.
This show is dedicated to the original rebel-spirit of the Jamaican people at this important time in the National identity of the Island. This spirit that was expressed in the music I, and many black young people heard as children growing up in Britain.....Jimmy Cliff.....Bob Marley...Al Campbell and many more...that instilled in us from a young age, a sense of 'what we thought and felt' within ourselves as people of African origin, was important.
JAMAICA JAMAICA ART & CULTURE SHOW
An independent space for Black VISUAL Artists...launching off with a special two-month feature on JAMAICA. The social, economic and cultural significance of Jamaica, should not be undermined...in terms of its national character, history and worldwide contribution, in the positive sense...from the great leaders and historians, through to the modern epoch and REGGAE music...Rebel music....People music....Oh! the people can't put it down....but as the expression of the 'hearing Arts' is a good thing...there is also a quieter art...the visual arts...this form too needs a little space....as it itself affords a little head room to those who make it...allowing the mind to refresh and rejuvenate. Creating new perspectives and world views.
So this site will while, primarily being about visual art will also feature some relevant Musical contributions. And if you are of the more poetic variety of flower, then get in touch too.
BUSINESS & NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
A chance to re-stimulate our black economy and increase our self-esteem by rebuilding and strengthening links within our community, and relying on self, and 'dealing' with others from a position of strength. Advertise here at reasonable rates...interact with others...there will be a range of services, and businesses.
An independent space for Black VISUAL Artists. THE BLACK EXPO WILL spin ALONGSIDE THE JAMAICA JAMAICA EXHIBITION also herald the launch of this space which is an ONLINE BLACK ART GALLERY. The gallery will be fundamentally for the exhibition and promotion of Artists of the African Diaspora...but may from time to time liaise with Artists and others from the wider world. If this sounds like the kind of thing you will be interested in:
ARTISTS...SEND UP TO 5 IMAGES; JPEG, GIF, PNG'S to firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE FOR BLACK EXPO is 15TH SEPTEMBER 2013, & ONGOING FORTHWITH (FROM NOW). Work is according to the individual themes as pursued by individual artists. mark the email Black Expo and if you can send them INDIVIDUALLY PLEASE. THANK YOU.
Black Art City