For immediate release: June 2, 2013
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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
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
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