This month at The Lighthouse in Chelsea Piers, The Romare Bearden Foundation held its annual fundraiser for
the ongoing support of its arts programs in schools and throughout the
city, one of which is an educational fund for art teachers to teach in
New York City schools.
Regarding the installation of the “Black Dress: Ten Contemporary Fashion
Designers” exhibit currently on display at Pratt Manhattan Gallery in NYC,
curator and professor Adrienne Jones says the key issues Black designers
face today are funding and marketing.
On Friday afternoon, March 7, 2014, a group of enthusiastic, bright-eyed young
ladies were treated to a panel discussion, a spirited performance by a
member of musical group Audible Chocolate and a cocktail reception at
Time Warner Inc. on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The occasion was to
mark the New York Urban League’s 5th Annual Girls Empowerment Day.