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Friday, February 26, 2010

"When Harlem Came to Paris" Returns!



Monday, March 1, 2010, 6PM-9PM
pARTake: "We Remember Harlem"

Alliance Française de Washington
2142 Wyoming Ave, NW DC
Open to the public

"When Harlem Came to Paris" (WHCTP) is the brainchild of LiL SoSo Productions' owner Risikat "Kat" Okedeyi. Partnering with The Alliance Française de Washington,

Presented by Lil SoSo Productions and co-sponsored by Authentic Contemporary Art
Authentic Contemporary Art kicks off a new Art Salon series entitled "pARTake" as a pre-event forWhen Harlem Came to Paris with a panel discussion, moderated by Sharon Burton and featuring LiL SoSo Productions, Alliance Francaise, James Terrell and more. This event will offer some insight into the visual artists and the pull of the Harlem Renaissance and why its relevance is so long lasting. Also, attendees will get the chance to preview a few of the works that will be featured for auction at the main event March 20th by artist James Terrell. For moreinformation contact: whctp at lilsoso.com

Saturday, March 20, 2010, 7 pm -12 am

"When Harlem Came to Paris"

Alliance Française de Washington
2142 Wyoming Ave, NW DC

$55 for Alliance Members| $65 for Non-Members
Presented by LilSoSo Productions, co-sponsored Authentic Contemporary Art

For more information and tickets, click here.

The year is 1926 and the Harlem Renaissance is in full swing. On this bright a young band of Negro artists and musicians celebrate their last night in Paris in this salon style party that will feature live music, performances, food, drink, and a silent auction of original artwork.

Visual artists were a major component of the Harlem Renaissance era and so WHCTP is pleased to feature James Terrell as this year's visual artist. This year, James has agreed to create 12 original pieces for the event that will be previewed at the pre-events and then auctioned off on March 20th. A portion of all of the proceeds will go towards the benefit the Anne Bujon Educational Initiative for DC Public Schools

Alliance Francaise de Washington
2142 Wyoming Avenue, NW-WDC

$55 for Alliance Members, $65 for Non-members (Must be 21)
Tickets available until March 19th 4PM at: 202.234.7911

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