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Today marks the day in 1966 that renowned painter Alma Thomas finally had her first retrospective. It was held at the Gallery of Art at Howard University, with art historian James A. Porter serving as the curator. The exhibition ran from April 24th to May 17th.
Alma Thomas, who was almost 75 years old, had waited a very long time.… read more.
On Saturday, March 25th, 2023, also known as International SWAN Day, NYWIFT (New York Women in Film and Television) hosted its 15th annual SWAN Day celebration. This event was co-sponsored by FF2 Media as well as Herflix, SAG-AFTRA (The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), and WAMC (Women in the Arts and Media Coalition).… read more.
On the anniversary of the death of Alma Thomas – and to continue honoring Black female artists during Black History Month – today we’re celebrating the beautiful life of this highly influential painter.
Alma Thomas was known for her vivid colors and expressive shapes that represented the beauty of nature.… read more.
Twenty years ago today, Etta James received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, an award given to “performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.”
Etta James is one of America’s most beloved singers, with a beautifully rich singing voice that shines across genres; throughout her career, she has sung in the style of R&B, pop, blues, jazz, and even gospel.… read more.
If the holidays can be counted on for one thing – regardless of region or cultural moment – it’s turning back the clock for a month or so, and offering up brightly-wrapped nostalgia. Nostalgia literally means the “pain from an old wound,” but today its connotations include both sentimentality and irreverence for the past.… read more.
Today we’re celebrating portrait artist Alice Neel, on the anniversary of her death in 1984.
Alice Neel was an American visual artist known for her portraits of people around her, from close friends, family, lovers and colleagues to absolute strangers. No matter who she was painting or how well she knew them, Alice was able to capture the soul of her subject and put it on a canvas.… read more.