NCA NY ​2014 Arts & Cultural Conference #blackhistorymonth #diversity #arttech


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Bonnie sandy (@BadasseBs) will present aSocial Media in Digital Strategy Workshop Art, Legacy & technology- The New Creative Industrialism – leveraging new technology, the social Media and the "Conversation Prism". At the NCA Conference 2014 arts and Culture conference.

The entire 4-day conference is open to the public, free of charge. 

I will be speaking at speak 

Scheduled for 1:15 – 2:15 PM- 

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Bldg.,

Second Floor Art Gallery 

163 West 125thStreet, @ ACP Jr. Blvd., Harlem, NY

During the 1hr session I’ll explore

Ownership & Legacy – a simple Strategy. (What, Why Where and how to set up your own website)Securing  your Creative IP Establishing your Brand and securing  its ID across platformsNew Social Commerce  Platforms for artist  Social Selling 101 for artist Question and answers

 

Here is the Full NCA Conference Programming

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 11 AM – 4:30 PM

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ruth & Harold D. Uris Center for Education

Bonnie J. Sacerdote Hall

Fifth Avenue at Eighty-First Street Entrance, NYC

11 AM

MC: Wilhelmina Grant, 1st Vice President, National Conference of Artists New York

Welcome address: Donna Williams, Chief Audience Development Officer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Welcome address: Dr. Myrah Brown Green, Co-chair, NCA NY board, arts historian, and educator

Opening Ceremony – Libation: Dr. Rosalind Jeffries, NCA board member, arts historian, educator, activist

Artist Presenters: Each artist gives a five-minute overview of their artwork projected on screen.

Sandy Baker, Jewelry Designer

Kwame Brathwaite, Photographer

Myrah Brown Green, Quilt Maker

Derick Cross, Painter & Sculptor

Jim Edmonds, Painter & Sculptor

Cappy Fungcap, Painter

Anthony George, Painter

Gwen Jackson, Doll Maker

Glenda Jones, Photographer

Jack Lee, Photographer

 

12:15 – 1:15 PM

Museum Gallery Tour:

Conducted by Dr. Rosalind Jeffries, art historian, highlighting the art of Zaire in the museum’s permanent collection.  The discussion is to honor the late great scholar and Kongo traditional priest, who was living in America, Dr. Kimbwandende Kia Bunseki Fu-Kiau.  References will be made to some of the artifacts in the Hall of Egyptian Art.

 

1:15 – 1:45 PM

Lunch break: (on your own)

Artist’s videos presented during lunch break.

 

2 – 2:30 PM

Literary Discussion:

"Die Free: A Heroic Family Tale" by Cheryl Wills, Author, Anchor, Reporter NY 1 News

 

2:45 – 3:45 PM

Panel Discussion: Romare Bearden: A Man For All Seasons

MC: Ademola Olugebefola, Former national NCA Vice President, artist, educator, activist

Moderator: Dr. Myrah Brown Green, Art historian

Presenters: Diedra Harris-Kelley, Co-Director, Romare Bearden Foundation

Frank Stewart, Photographer, official photographer for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Russell Goings, Art collector, former board chair of the Studio Museum in Harlem

Sherman Edmiston, Former President, Essie Green Galleries

 

3:50 – 4:30 PM

The Black Art History Makers’ Awards:

Recipients: Dr. Barbara Adams, Joan Banks, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts "MoCADA" and Russell Goings

Performance: George Edward Tait, NCA NY Poet-in-Residence, Poet Laureate of Harlem

Hazel Rosetta Smith narrating, "What Will Your Legacy Be?"  by Dr. Margaret Burroughs

Dance accompaniment courtesy of Uptown Dance Academy

The National Conference of Artists takes pride in its association with The World African Diasporan Union (WADU) and is honored to include as part of this year’s Black Art History Maker’s Awards a special presentation by WADU.  The World African Diasporan Union is honoring three Pan-African giants for their contributions to the African Global Family and the flowering of its artistic genius and the renewal of its cultural and community development.  Dr. Leonard Jeffries President of the World African Diasporan Union is presenting to Baba Elombe Brath, A Diasporan Leader for African Liberation, Dr. Djibril Diallo, Coordinator of the Third African World Festival of Arts & Culture and Baba John Watusi Branch, (recent ancestor) Founder and Director of the African Poetry Theatre.  The African Union marks this occasion as part of a special celebration of Black World History Month and its yearlong historic theme, "Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance".

 

Friday, Feb. 21, 3:30 – 5:30 PM

The City College of New York,

 Shepard Hall, Room 250, 138th Street & Convent Ave., NYC 

*this event is supported by the City College Center for the Arts

MC: Wilhelmina Grant, 1st Vice President, National Conference of Artists New York

Welcome address: Karen Mackey Witherspoon, Vice President, CCNY, Government & Community Affairs

Welcome address: Dr. Myrah Brown Green, Co-chair, National Conference of Artists New York

Art workshop: Copyright, Licensing & Sales

Presenter: Sidney Weiss, Esq., Legal Referral Service: NYC Bar Association

Tour of the Historic Great Hall and overview of the banners that hang. 

Presenter:  Dr. Myrah Brown Green

Excerpts from Freedom Rider: To Break Every Yoke

A staged reading from J.e Franklin’s just published book of four plays. See what happens when a college student travels south (ca. 1960’s) to do her part in making Dr. King’s dream of freedom for everyone a reality.  The readers are Laurel Adams, Alberda Brown, Jack Lee and Audrey Sherman.  The director is Ed Sherman.

*Reception: Friday, Feb. 21, 6 – 8 PM

Conference exhibition: "Outside the Lines"

Hamilton Landmark Galleries- 467 West 144th Street, Harlem, New York 10031

This exhibition curated by Jim Edmonds features the artwork of NCA artists Jim Edmonds, O’Neal Abel and Sophia Dawson with special guest artists Rudy Gutierrez and Chuck Stewart.  Charles Lovell pianist is our special guest performer at the reception.  Lovell is a member of the music department of the historic Saint Philips Episcopal Church in Harlem and the Trinity Baptist Church in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.  February 13 – 28, 2014

Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 AM- 8:30PM

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Bldg., Second Floor Art Gallery

163 West 125thStreet, @ ACP Jr. Blvd., Harlem, NY

10 AM – 12 Noon

MC: Ed Sherman, Former national & NCA NY President, current NY board member and Wilhelmina Grant, 1st Vice President, NCA NY

Welcome address: Dr. Myrah Brown Green, Co-chair, NCA NY board

NCA NY Business Meeting:

12 Noon – 1 PM

Social Media in Digital Strategy Workshop:

Art, Legacy & technology- The New Creative Industrialism – leveraging new technology, the social Media and the "Conversation Prism". At the NCA Conference
During the 1hr session we’ll explore

Ownership & Legacy – a simple Strategy. (What, Why Where and how to set up your own website)Securing  your Creative IP Establishing your Brand and securing  its ID across platformsNew Social Commerce  Platforms for artist  Social Selling 101 for artist Question and answers

 

Presenter: Bonnie Sandy, since 2003 she has designed tested and deploy viable solutions around "monetizing" art & creativity, conducting seminars, workshops and projects around the intersection of culture, creativity, entrepreneurial strategy, product development and technology.

1:15 – 2:15 PM

Legacy/Estate Planning:

What Happens To Your Art When You’re Gone?

Presenters: Angela Barker, Esq. and Frank Harvey, Esq., Legal Referral Service: NY Bar Association

2:15 – 3:15 PM

Lunch break: (on your own)

Artist’s videos presented during lunch break.

 3:15 – 4:15

Drum making workshop:

Presenter: Wilhelmina Grant, Artist

 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Lecture/Demonstration: Sound & Color Theory

Presenter: Willie Mack, Artist, educator

 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Meet & Greet the Artists: "OUR ART – OUR LEGACY"

This exhibition curated by Derick Cross is a presentation of works by NCA artists and young students inspired by art and our legacy.  January 22 – February 28, 2014

Exhibiting Artists:

Rudy Collins | Derick Cross | Sophia Dawson | Princess Dennis |Jim Edmonds | Jocelyn Goode | Wilhelmina Grant | Jimmy James Greene

MLJ Johnson | Glenda Jones |Cecil Lee | Jack Lee

Bilal Salaam |Ed Sherman | Deborah Singletary | Ken Wright

*Youth art by 3rd grade students of Cultural Arts Academy at Spring Creek

 6:30 – 8:30 PM

*Celebrate Inge Hardison!!!!!! 100thYear Birthday Celebration for Inge Hardison, 

Sculptress: Family members, neighbors, friends and the arts community harmonize with our revered elder and national treasure, Ms. Inge Hardison for the celebration of a milestone birthday.  A lively procession of the parents, staff and Alumni Association of the Rites of Passage Program, "EGBE IWA ODO’KUNRIN*EGBE IWA ODO’BINRIN (the society of young men and young women of character) lift up their voices and pay homage to Ms. Hardison.

Video: The Hands of Inge Hardison – Narration by Ossie Davis of a brief historic chronicle of a portion of Ms. Hardison’s career.

Video: Interview of Inge Hardison on television program Positively Black

Presentations, Proclamations and Remarks

Silent Auction Results for framed print by Dr. Margaret Burroughs, Raffle Drawing, Cake and Beverages

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2-6 PM

The Association of Community-Based Artists of Westchester (AC-BAW)

AC-BAW Center for the Arts 128 South 4th Ave., Mount Vernon, NY 10550

NCA NY Art Exhibition Reception & Conference Closing Ceremony:

"Expressive Visualization"

Showcasing artists’ works which convey meaning and feeling in a visual form highlighting the artists’ creative process.  Glenda E. Jones curates the exhibition.  February 23 – April 30, 2014

Performance: Derick Cross, Spoken Word Artist

Exhibiting Artists:

John Brathwaite | Lenore Browne | Stanley Cadet |Rudy Collins | Miles Crawford | Sophia Dawson | Paul Deo | Alyson Floyd | Wilhelmina Grant | Glenda E. Jones | Jack Lee | Stephen Paul | Bilal A. Salaam | Jonathan Wosu

All conference events are free and open to the public. 

 

ABOUT NCA

THE MISSION

To preserve, promote and develop African American culture and the creative forces of the artists that emanate from the African American and African World experience.

THE HISTORY

 The National Conference of Artists (NCA), was founded March 28-29, 1959 at the Dean Sage Hall at Atlanta University during the opening of the Atlanta University Eighteenth Annual Art Exhibition. It was the idea of Margaret T. Burroughs who joined with James D. Parks and fellow artists to form the organization. Sixty- one (charter) delegates from 12 states registered.

 

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