Monday, September 28, 2009

Artisans 21 Grand Re-opening

Greetings All,
Artisans 21 had their Grand Re-opening this past weekend and the Darling Divas/Friends were in attendance and had a great time. I was their all day Saturday met some wonderful people and some old acquaintances. I look forward to have a long run with the gallery and thank them for allowing me to be a member. The Divas/Friends had an awesome time and we will keep you posted.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Chicago Jazz Fest - Part II

Greetings All,

Well the "Darling Divas/Friends" survived another weekend of vending and Ms. Pumpkin (right) found a new home on the east-coast in DC. She will be missed, but much loved in her new space/place. All the other divas were oohed and awed over and welcome with open arms. They met people from all over the planet, England, Ireland, Spain, China, South America, and Canada to name a few.
We had a great time hanging out with my first born, Kemba (below left) and she's a diva too. The music was just awesome, the weather could not have been better and I would love to do it again.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Chicago Jazz Festival Art Fair

Greetings All,

The Darling Divas/Friends are getting ready for another road trip. This time they are off to a 3-day event at the Chicago Jazz Festival Art Fair. This is a 1st for us and we hope/pray not the last. We will be in downtown Grant Park at the north rose garden between Jackson Blvd and the wonderful Buckingham Fountain, Sept 4th, 5th, and 6th from 11am until 9:30 each day. So if you are in town come on downtown and stop by and say hello.

The artists/artisans that are participating are: Nnamdi African Origins, Wire Art Jewelry, Avril's Designs, Pretty Afrika Designs, Samsara Boutique, B&N Designs, Out of Africa, Ernani Silva, Cheryl Toles, Peter Hurley Studio, Sam Thread Art, Chester Allen, Patrick Crouch, Chris C. Crystals and More, Gallery Guichard, Third Generation Jewelers, Paul S. Benjamin, Kerream Jones, JJB Silver & More, Bayo Studio, Window to Imagination, Kit Enterprises LLC, and Semmerling & Schaefer Masks Studios.

The music line-up is just awesome and some of my favorites are: Muhal Richard Abrams, Dee Alexander, Fareed Haque, Esperanza Spalding, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Strings, Von Freeman, and the Archie Shepp Quartet just to name a few. So come on down the Divas/Friends /I will be waiting to see you.