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VOLUME 1 ISSUE IV                                                                                                             December  2017

NORTHEASTERN CROSSING SECOND ANNIVERSARY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This night at the Crossing was the celebration of their Second Anniversary and the opening reception for artists Cicely Carew. Derek Lumpkins Director of Northeastern Crossing spoke a few words surrounding the purpose of the Northeastern Crossing space in the city and especially in this community. Following his remarks Derek Lumpkins gave a warm greeting and introduction of Cicely Carew, the artist whose work is being exhibited in this space at this moment.  Cicely’s opening was about her life transition and how its playing a significant role in her artistic life at this moment and its representation through her art.  Her transition began with her move from the West Coast back to the East Coast with a few stops along the way where she finally made her home in Cambridge, MA with her young son.

 

Cicely’s works are Monotype printing which is drawing an image in ink or paint on glass then pressing through a specialized printer.  Her art was a healing and celebration of herself and what was going on in her life through her art.  She says Monotype ink: making press helps get her ideas out much faster than painting that’s a much slower process. Cicely likes movement, it’s part of her artistic makeup which you could clearly see by just watching her. Her short explanation of Monotype printmaking is placing ink on Plexiglas then moving it around on white paper or other textures. Cicely’s other life movement: she’s a Yoga and Pilates instructor. Her art is building visual vocabulary by expressing movement through her work and she loves textures. Her challenge always is how to preserve the white and she loves engaging materials and tools in her art movement. Using shapes covers more of the white. She states art is about the pay, joy and being in the moment and allowing her to say, “It’s gonna be ok.”

MAKANDA JAZZ CONCERTS

October thru December

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before the city and states recognition of Roxbury as a cultural district Napoleon Jones Henderson believes art should be in everything on sidewalks, buildings and banners. Not there yet but working toward it. So on October 26th, 2017 Art in Dudley Square was the theme celebrated, “21 Years and Rising’.

 

Before Roxbury received it designation as a Cultural District art was always part of the soul of Roxbury. Designation from the city and state, “Mass Cultural Council” had parameters for the district within these parameters will be our identity. Our understanding of our cultural district is all of Roxbury which included Dorchester and Mattapan. Our recognition is only a formality because we’ve always know it.  We are our own cultural district, past present and future history. Our culture doesn’t sit in one location because every one of us is the district.

 

 At an art gallery in Roxbury, an artist had on exhibition a series on Black Men in a positive light. She feels that our Black men are not seen that way very often and she has two boys of her own and wants to give them a positive image.

 

As Joyce Stanley Exec. Dir. of our Dudley Square Main Streets said the businesses who want to come to the community, must have that vision of being part of the community.  Economic growth and development in the Roxbury community is a continuing process and conversation.

 

Then came the amazing voice of Athene Wilson accompanied by Rhythm Nation which brought the house down, and I do mean down.

ART IN DUDLEY SQUARE

" 21 Years and Rising"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before the city and states recognition of Roxbury as a cultural district Napoleon Jones Henderson believes art should be in everything on sidewalks, buildings and banners. Not there yet but working toward it. So on October 26th, 2017 Art in Dudley Square was the theme celebrated, “21 Years and Rising’.

 

Before Roxbury received it designation as a Cultural District art was always part of the soul of Roxbury. Designation from the city and state, “Mass Cultural Council” had parameters for the district within these parameters will be our identity. Our understanding of our cultural district is all of Roxbury which included Dorchester and Mattapan. Our recognition is only a formality because we’ve always know it.  We are our own cultural district, past present and future history. Our culture doesn’t sit in one location because every one of us is the district.

 

 At an art gallery in Roxbury, an artist had on exhibition a series on Black Men in a positive light. She feels that our Black men are not seen that way very often and she has two boys of her own and wants to give them a positive image.

 

As Joyce Stanley Exec. Dir. of our Dudley Square Main Streets said the businesses who want to come to the community, must have that vision of being part of the community.  Economic growth and development in the Roxbury community is a continuing process and conversation.

 

Then came the amazing voice of Athene Wilson accompanied by Rhythm Nation which brought the house down, and I do mean down.

 D. Elaine hall-Corbin(publisher) Hakim Raquib (artists)  and Pamela Goncalves

October 26, 2017

Makanda Jazz Project @ Bruce Bowling Building, November 18, 2017

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