Sunday, January 04, 2009

Call for Artists: When Harlem Came to Paris

Deadline: January 17, 2009

LiL SoSo Productions in cooperation with Authentic Contemporary Art and several co-sponsors will be partnering with the Alliance Française de Washington to celebrate the influence of African Americans in France with the multi-media arts event: When Harlem Came to Paris, Saturday, February 28, 2009 in Washington, DC.

This event celebrates the rich history and culture of Black American writers, artists and musicians who came to Paris from the 1920s and 1930s, the period often referred to as the Harlem Renaissance. The event will held at the Alliance Française de Washington and will feature food, music and performances by local musicians, actors, and actresses in character, depicting the sounds and personalities of the era. A Silent Charity Art Auction will be held simultaneously during the event. This will be the second year that LiL SoSo and the Alliance will be co-sponsoring this event.

Beneficiary: Anne Bujon Educational Initiative

The Anne Bujon Educational Initiative (ABEI) is an expression of the Alliance Française de Washington's long-term commitment to the local community. The Anne Bujon Educational Initiative is a program sponsored by the Alliance Française de Washington in partnership with the District of Columbia Public School System (DCPS.)Established in 2002 in honor of Anne Bujon, wife of former French Ambassador François Bujon de l'Estang, this initiative offers a tangible connection with the French language, culture, and way of life to almost 300 third, fourth, and fifth graders in six high-need public elementary schools in the District of Columbia. Each week the Alliance Française-sponsored program sends native French-speaking teachers into these schools to offer a lively mix of rigorous language training and cultural enrichment. Visits from international figures in the sciences and arts, cultural events, and outings to French restaurants supplement the classroom experience and open doors to a wider world.

Myrtis Bedolla is the co-owner and founding director of Galerie Myrtis, located in Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Bedolla possesses over 20 years of experience as an artist's representative and in preparing artists for the art market through lectures, workshops and individual consulting. She also serves as an advisor to corporate, private and institutional collectors in the acquisition and deacession of fine art; and provides corporations, civic and arts organizations with professional curatorial services, lectures and educational programming.

Deadline for Entries
Submissions and accompanying information should be received by Authentic Contemporary Art by January 17, 2009.

Details and Submission Requirements
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