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The February Show- Black History Month Art Adventure

by Naima Sanowar

in Lifestyle

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Karate Boy has been learning a lot about Black History Month in his class the past couple of weeks. To continue on that path, I decided to take him with me to an art exhibition I was excited to see. Art is a huge thing in Karate Boy’s class, and he has been showing a lot of interest in going to art museums and galleries. Also meeting us there, The Epicurean Man and Karate Boy’s god-father Kwad. The opening night, which is what we attended, was fabulous, lots of energy, interesting people, a live d.j, wine bar, Karate Boy was loving all the attention he was getting, being the only kid among all the grown-ups. The exhibition is housed among six floors at The Chocolate Factory. It is worth seeing and a great way to celebrate Black History Month. Below is some information on the exhibit. Hope you enjoy my photo-diary.

Ogilvy & Mather New York presents The February Show. The group exhibition, housed at the Ogilvy & Mather headquarters in New York, maps artwork across disciplines and aesthetics through a progressive selection of contemporary art.

The February Show aims to highlight the diverse perspectives behind the concept of Black History Month. Similarly, the title, The February Show, is meant to spark a dialogue about how effectively this celebration inspires us to expand our knowledge of our national history, and the implications of limiting the recognition of Black American culture to a specific month.

Artists featured include Derrick Adams, Ernest A. Bryant III, Julia Brown, Mike Cloud, Yashua Klos, Simone Leigh, Kambui Olujimi, Jessica Ann Peavy, William Ransom, Loul Samater, Xaviera Simmons, Jeffrey Sims, Shinique Smith, Devin Troy Strother, Hank Willis Thomas, Jina Valentine, Paula Wilson and Saya Woolfalk.

The exhibition has been curated by Jun Lee and Heather Hart, in partnership with Black Diaspora, an Ogilvy Professional Network.


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S. Patricia Dittmer February 22, 2011 at 11:25 AM


Naima Sanowar February 22, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Thanks so much Sister Pat. I thank you for introducing the wonderment of art to Karate Boy.

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