Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Celebrate Black History Month with Romare Bearden

In addition to blogging about randomness, both old and new, I'm also going to cover events from time to time (hopefully). For my first assignment, I will blog about Macy's and The Romare Bearden Foundation's Black History Month celebration.  The event marks Bearden's 100th birthday and will highlight his brilliant and influential body of work, which includes collages, watercolors, oils, prints, music and poetry.

For those that don't know, Romare Bearden was a prolific and visionary artist that primarily used the collage medium to depict the Jim Crow South, the Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance in all its vibrant complexity. I was first introduced to Bearden a few years ago, and I'm very excited to see his work again, along with pieces by new artists influenced by Bearden's life and legacy.

My friend, publicist extraordinaire Xina Eiland, is co-hosting this event at the Macy's in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Feb. 16. Email her to RSVP. If you decide to go, let me know. 

***UPDATE: Unfortunately, the event is at capacity, and the RSVP list is closed :(
That just means I have to make my recap extra fabulous. No pressure  :?  ***

Here's my little piece of Romare. Go get your own :)  



Yours in randomness,
Jay

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  2. I attended the Romare Bearden Foundation's celebration at the Macy's in Downtown Pittsburgh last week. It was a wonderful event and a fantastic way to introduce people to the works of Romare Bearden. (A tidbit of information: Mr. Bearden attended high school in Pittsburgh.) Macy's is hosting 100 of these events in partnership with the RBF across the country. It's a must-see. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks. I'm looking forward to it.

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