Saturday, December 28, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013


ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community.
In early 2013 with the help (and at the urging of) nationally known artist / activist Frank Batista; Craig McInnis and Rolando Barrero (local artists and activists themselves) created a THINK TANK. Dedicated to finding solutions instead of dwelling on problems, the THINK TANK was a forum for local artists of all kinds to come together and discuss ideas to help the local scene grow.
The first initiative Rolando and Craig wanted to tackle was a program of events to coincide with Art Palm Beach; in hopes that the local scene could benefit from the popular art event much like Miami has benefitted from Art Basel. Soon it was named ART SYNERGY and took shape.
As of October 2013 it includes 4 art districts, Boynton Beach (Art Al Fresco / BBAD) Lake Worth (LULA) / West Palm Beach (CONTINUUM) and Northwood Village (Art Walk). These 4 locations will feature works by artists from all over Palm Beach County during the week of Art Palm Beach (January 23-27, 2014).
ART SYNERGY’s future goals include events that will happen periodically throughout the year, the addition of more participating art districts, and initiatives that help unify the many diverse art entities, and talented artists that Palm Beach County has to offer. With the help of local CRAs / Public Arts Depts. / the DDA in WPB and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach county (to name a few), ART SYNERGY has only one place to go… onward and upward.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition in West Palm Beach, FL

Thank you all for being  a part of our Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition weekend. We could have never anticipated how well received it would have been. The quality that you received  and witnessed was thanks to all who believed in the project and stood by it. Please continue to bring people to the exhibit. It will be available until November 9th. 

 Please attend some of our other events during the duration 
 Sept 28, 2013- Book Signing of the Mighty 9 (book of women's inspiration) & Rocko Robot (children's book) 12pm-3pm

 Oct. 4, 2013- Wine & Cheese hosted by Converge & Associates Consulting (MUST RSVP) 6pm-8pm 

 Oct. 12, 2013- Collaboration: African Diaspora presents An Afternoon of Black art & music through film (seating starts @ 11:30am)12pm-3:30pm you are welcome to bring refreshments (Please RSVP)

Photography courtesy Trina Slade-Burks,  Lance Connelly , Carl Craig & Rolando Chang Barrero

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Hotel accommodations during African Diaspora Exhibition opening weekend

If you and/or your family & Friends plan on coming to the opening weekend for African Diaspora Art Exhibition in Sept, we have great accommodations at Hyatt Place in West Palm Beach

 Group name: African Diaspora Group Rate: $105.00 plus tax per night 
Dates of Group: September 19-22, 2013 
Group Code: G-AFRI 
Cutoff Date for Reservations: August 29, 2013
 For Reservations guest can call toll free 1-888-HYATT-HP (492-8847), 561-655-1454, select option 3 and ask for African Diaspora Group rate. 

 They can also visit and enter in the Group Code (G- AFRI) and the dates they would like to stay. 


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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition

For immediate release: June 2, 2013

For more information call:
Trina Slade-Burks

Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition
The exhibition that unifies people through their artistic spirit

collaboration: (n) the act of working jointly.

Collaboration started as a showcase of artists, presented in homes, businesses and other alternative spaces allowing artwork to be viewed by clients in a realistic or unusual environment. It allows the artists to intermingle with buyers one on one and develop a personal relationship with the public at large 
The concept of visual artists of diverse spirits working together to spread art appreciation in the community was the brain child of husband and wife artist team Anthony Burks Sr. and Trina Slade-Burks of A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC. along with jewelry artist and educator Lea Jefferson and fiber artist and consultant Barbara Cheives. It is an opportunity for art collectors and professionals to experience great art in inhabitable space and feel at home doing so.

 A.T.B. in partnership with The Armory Art Center ( at 1700 Parker Avenue, WPB, FL) is hosting a Harlem Renaissance-style art exhibition showcasing 25 visual & 9 literary artists of African Diaspora. The African Diaspora concept is based on the historical background of the artists not necessarily the subject matter of the work.

Show runs from September 20-November 9, 2013
Opening: Friday, September 20, 2013 6pm-9pm
Artists Panel: Saturday, September 21, 2013 12pm-4pm (Ticket sales for lunch prior to speaking engagement TBA)
Book signing of the Mighty 9 Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013  12pm-3pm
Converge & Associates Consulting Hosts National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. WPB
    Chapter Evening of Art Wine & Cheese Friday, October 4, 2013  6pm-9pm

Artists :
Addonis Parker, Al Burts, Anthony Burks Sr., Barbara Cheives, Carl Craig, David German, Donald McKnight, Franklin Sinanan, Herschel Yelder, Howard T. Cash, James Rush, JaFleu, Kianga Jinaki, Lee Glaze, Lupe Lawrence, Michael Hall, Mikhaile Solomon, Nzingah Oniwosan, Robert McKnight, Rodney Jackson, Shawn Henderson,
Simone De Bernard, T Elliot Mansa, Tonya Akins, Trina Slade-Burks a.k.a. Diz-E Image

Mighty 9 Writers:
Angelina Stewart, Ansonia Hixon, Damaa Bell, Jasira Monique, L. Medford, Kimberly Nyesha Smith, Melissa McKnight, Trina Slade-Burks, Yulette Newman

Sponsors & Partners include:
Armory Art Center, ArtAfrica, Black Art America, Divinity Dance, Durga Garcia Photography, Irie Island Cuisine & Phat Bistro, Jerry's Artarama WPB,  Singer Raquel Williams, Smooth Bounce Entertainment

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Place your ad for African Diaspora Exhibition program book

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The 7th Annual Wild Things Art Show

I'll be showing my work at a wonderful wildlife art show in February supporting the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation ( This is the 7th year for the show, and I am proud to be a part of it, along with amazing artists from around the country. Painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, fine jewelry and so much more...The show raises funds and awareness for The Rare Species Conservatory Foundation wildlife conservation programs. Please check them out online, and if you are in South Florida come see this show! Participating artists will donate 25 % of sales to HELP The Rare Species Conservatory Foundation.