Saturday, February 2, 2013

Afrocentricity Opening Reception Tonight At Roosevelt Island's Gallery RIVAA Curated By Former Resident Darin DeField - Celebrate Black History Month With Fine Arts Exhibition Of Black Diaspora

Image from Darin DeField

Received the following message from the folks at Roosevelt Island's Gallery RIVAA
"AFROCENTRICITY"Fine Art Group Exhibition

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2nd, 6 ~ 9 pm Gallery RIVAA

Sponsored by the Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association (RIVAA), Gallery RIVAA features its first exhibition celebrating Black History Month with the historical contribution of African American Contemporary Fine Art on Saturday, February 2nd through Sunday, February 24th, 2013..

"Afrocentricity" shines a light on the theory of African epistemological relevance to the Black Diaspora. This exhibit will absorb and incorporate ideas and materials sustaining traditional African processes that include craft, color and patterns that remain in African American art.

This exciting group exhibit is an eclectic mix of established and emerging New York and New Jersey artists who work in many mediums. A diverse range of paintings, mixed media, etchings. sculpture, textiles and jewelry will be on exhibit.

Curators, Lorraine Williams, and Barbara deCew of RIVAA welcomed New Jersey artist and curator Darin DeField, who was raised on Roosevelt Island, as Guest Curator to help plan and organise this exhibition.

"I am proud to help present this unique exhibit that welcomes art collectors, dealers and spectators to consider the quality of these fine artists' use of color, imagery and techniques in their works of art and to walk away with an understanding of its content.", DeField says.

"Afrocentricity" will attract a diverse audience from Manhattan and the tri-state area including a cultural mosiac of artists, collectors, art enthusiasts, educators, students and professionals.

Gallery RIVAA is a truly beautiful art space. The Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association (RIVAA) dedicated 10 years to enhancing the community with quality art, music, poetry, dance and a variety of cultural and civic events. RIVAA is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that relies on membership, grants and funding to keep the doors open. Gallery RIVAA is free and open to the public for inspiration, reflection and support. We are proud to present the gallerys' first exhibition celebrating the historical contribution of African American Fine Art.

Located at 527 Main Street on Roosevelt Island, Gallery RIVAA is easily accessable from the 59th Street TRAM, F Train or the Roosevelt Island Bridge from Long Island City.

Gallery hours are: Tue & Thu, 1-5 pm,/ Wed & Fri, 6-9 pm,/ Sat & Sun, 11am-5pm.
Come meet your neighbors and enjoy the "Afrocentricity" exhibition.


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Ralph said...

The exhibition was unbelievable!!! The works & crafts were very colorful & so intricately done. It was a joy to see them all in one place.

joe carbo said...

this place has always been for the movers and shakers of the island. so of couse those are the people who live in rivercross.i never see people from eastwood there
.saturday nite was the frist time i saw people from

joe carbo said...

eastwood there.and if this place is looking for money to stay open just ask the people from rivercross for it.

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