The BGroup Calendar
of Exhibitions, Lectures & Shows

 

March 2000


 

 

Curls
"Curls"
H. Brown


 

"A Celebration of Women!"
Women's Empowerment & Networking 2000


come visit our booth at the
Raleigh Convention and Conference Center
500 Fayetteville St. Mall - Raleigh, NC


on
Saturday March 11, 2000
10:00am-6:00pm
presented by
K97.5 WQOK

 

 

For conference information phone (919) 848-9736. For information on BGroup and our booth exhibit phone (919) 363-9874.

 

April 2000


 

 

 

"Different Perspectives"


a cable television show hosted by
Eileen Dowse
on Channel-10 in Raleigh, NC

Meet BGroup's President and join their discussion
You'll get the inside view into

"One of the hottest segments in the art & interior design world today"

join them on
Thursday April 27, 6:30pm
Sunday April 30, 4:00pm
Thursday May 4, 6:30pm
or
Sunday May 7, 4:00pm

 

 

For more information phone (919) 363-9874.

 

May 2000


 

 

Exploris
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"Caribbean Family Festival"


come experience the islands
Exploris
201 East Hargett Street
Downtown Raleigh, NC at Moore Square


activities, exhibitions & performances for all ages
May 16-20, 2000

join the Caribbean party
Saturday May 20, 2000
6:30pm-9:30pm

featuring the music of
The Amateurs
and Jamaican Storytelling by
Dr. Jennifer Keane-Dawes

The kids can enjoy hands-on activites while you sample island drinks

 

 

Tickets are $7 (under 12), $12 (adults), $6 (members). Children under 4 are free. For more information and group rates phone (919) 857-1093. For information on BGroup's exhibit phone (919) 363-9874.


 

 

Exploris
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"West Africa Exhibition"


Exploris
201 East Hargett Street
Downtown Raleigh, NC at Moore Square


activities, exhibitions & workshops for all ages
May 23-28

join the workshop
Saturday May 27
10:30am-12:00pm (ages 7-13)

Sunday May 28
2:00pm-3:30pm (families)

Learn about key elements of everyday West African life at this fun and thought-provoking workshop.

 

 

Tickets are $5 and $4.50 (for members). For reservations and group rates phone (919) 857-1093. For information on BGroup's exhibit phone (919) 363-9874.

 

June 2000


 

The Soulful Wine Network


visit
The Soulful Wine Network

As it launches its monthly magazine SoulWine.com
Great articles, cool ideas, fun gifts, and more!


Check out
"The Weekend Moutain Biker"
and
BGroup is a Featured Link

 

 

For more information on The Soulful Wine Network phone (919) 881-2660 or Toll Free (877) 816-1025.

 

September 2001


 

 

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"Proud Sister", R. Dongo


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"Give Them Hope, Give Them Pride"

an auction, exhibition, & fund-raising celebration for
"An Evening of Hope"

Bridges Pointe Foundation's
Annual Sickle Cell Fund-raiser


come join us at the
Searle Center
Research Drive
Duke University Medical Center - Durham, NC

on
September 29, 2001

featuring the healing art of
Rita Loyd

and the contemporary jazz music of
N' Da Pocket


Private Showing 6:00-6:30pm
Auction & Reception 6:30-7:20pm

Banquet, Exhibition & Entertainment 7:30-9:30pm

 


Whether in your home or office, art can bring beauty and joy to you, your family and friends. Art, in its use of color, light and subject, can also help to heal the mind, body and soul.

In this auction and exhibition, we bring to you a group of artists that have found art both healing to themselves and to others. Because of their strong belief in these principals, this group of artists have donated their time and art, so that they can not only enrich your lives, but the lives of young adults fighting against sickle cell.

All works of art in this silent auction and exhibition will be available for sale. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Bridges Pointe Foundation to help further its cause, develop supportive services for young adults fighting the sickle cell disease, empower them to live independently and enhance their quality of life. Through your tax deductible purchase, you can help give them hope and pride.

For more information on the artists and their work, phone (919) 363-9874 or join us for the pre-auction showing (6:00-6:30pm). You can meet the artists and join our open discussion about the exhibition. We will answer all of your questions before the excitement of the auction begins.

The following 5 pieces will be sold to the highest bidder during the silent auction:

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Rita Loyd, a painter that uses art not only to heal herself, but to help heal others through her images and poetic words.
"... when the physical slows down and the ego [self] can't be nurtured, the soft voice of the spirit can finally be heard! As I hungered for peace and healing, in 1996, I began to envision images to paint that reflected the calm and strength I so greatly desired."

"Healing Energy", Watercolor, 12x21 in.

Minimum Bid: $450

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Gwendolyn Redfern, a painter & ceramic potter, uses earth tones colors to instill a sense of calmness in your heart and soul.

"Face 2", Limited Edition Print, 12x21 in.

Minimum Bid: $500

 

Lorenzo Augustas Smith, a painter challenged by a life threatening disease, creates his works using a unique form of painting with just his fingers.



Minimum Bid:

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Ronnie Dongo, a Zimbabwean stone sculptor, captures the essence of the moment and feeling of being proud. Proud of one's self. Proud of one's accomplishments. Proud of one's contribution to humanity.

"Proud Sister", Serpentine Stone, 20x11 in, 71 lbs.

Minimum Bid: $2250

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Homer Brown, a Jamaican potter, captures the appropriately named "Doctor Bird".

"Doctor Bird & Hibiscus", Terra-cotta Clay, 9.5 in.

Minimum Bid: $110

In addition to the above works of art being auctioned, other pieces from the same artists will be available for purchase at the exhibition.

The Bridges Pointe Foundation brings you this auction and exhibtion of visual artists as part of its annual Sickle Cell fund-raiser.

Co-sponsored by the Duke Comprehensive Sickle Center, the MLK Task Force of Cary, and the Parents Coalition for Excellence.

For more information on the Bridges Point Foundation and the fund-raising banquet, phone (919) 684-6464.

 

January-February 2003


 

 

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"beyond", g. redfern

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"beyond ..."
A Message From Martin Luther King, Jr.


come be our guest at the
Page-Walker Arts & History Center
119 Ambassador Loop - Cary, NC
from
January 11 - February 19, 2003
a reception and celebration will be held
Jan 11th, 7:00-9:00pm

live music from
Mat and Rachel Beck
Rod Brown and Doug Barrick
and an
Artist Gift Shop

 


In this exhibition, two visual artists and sisters who have emerged from the dust of the civil rights movement elucidate the inner thoughts of another generation.

Their art goes beyond color. They look to the promise and live the dream. Their thoughts, views and realities go beyond race, color and societal expectations. Thoughts and ideas that transcend the stereotypical.

Two sisters born of the same generation, yet looking at life through different lenses. They exhibit the diversity of thought that exists in the African-American mind.



"beyond …"

gwendolyn E. redfern – painter, pottery and mixed media


Abstract Thoughts
- Gwen expresses the inner most thoughts of a generation that thinks about more than what sits in front of them. A generation that thinks beyond the routine of everyday life. … beyond the confines and walls that society has placed them in. Her images are neither stereotypical nor traditional. Her expressions are simply that of an enlightened human being. They are independent of race or color.


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Lisa M. Twitty - photographer and painter.
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Reality and Dreams - Lisa captures African-Americans living life not as blacks living in America, but as people living life in America. Dreaming of a their futures, looking to and living the promise.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Taskforce of Cary, Inc. brings you this exhibtion of visual artists as part of its MLK, Jr. Dreamfest 2003 celebration. The exhibit is curated by Elliott Blades and will run from Jan. 11 - Feb 19, 2003 at the Page-Walker Arts & Hestory Center in Cary, NC. Easily accessible from the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill areas.

The event is co-sponsored by the Town of Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resouces Department, the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, with the Parents Coalition for Excellence.

Works from this exhibition will be available for sale.

To arrange for a tour or lecture, or to arrange for an exhibition at your corporate office, lobby, gallery or museum, phone (919) 363-9874.

Gallery Hours: Mon - Thurs, 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Fri 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. For Page-Walker Gallery information phone (919) 460-4963. For Exhibition/Artist information phone (919) 363-9874.

  

January-February 2005


 

 

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"400+ Years After", D. Carroll

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"What About My Rights?"

Women, Children and Those Without Voices
A Message From Martin Luther King, Jr.


come be our guest at the
Page-Walker Arts & History Center
119 Ambassador Loop - Cary, NC
from
January 14 - February 23, 2003
a reception and celebration with live music will be held
Saturday, January 15, 7:00-9:00pm

live poetry & spoken word from
Sheryl Dillard
and an
Artist Gift Shop

 


The exhibition reflects on the reality of those who live under one of the many forms of oppression today.

We live in a time when those who are in charge exercise their power freely through violence, war, verbal and physical domination.

         in 2002, over 890,000 children were “determined” to be victims of child abuse or neglect. The rate of “proven” victimization is 12.3 children per 1000.

         over 4 million women are victims of severe assaults by boyfriends and husbands each year

         the damage of slavery on the African American women still propagates itself today through music videos, derogatory language and a scarcity of positive and productive mates.

         there were nearly 2 million deaths in Sudan, of which, over 600,000 were children

         over 14,500 civilians have died in Iraq

         over 4,000 Palestinians and 1,039 Israelis have died in the Intifada

As a country, we often carry the banner of freedom and democracy around the world. Are these the statistics of success? What about the rights of the innocent, the children, the women and those without voices? What would the message of Martin Luther King, Jr. be if he were alive today? What issues would he be addressing and challenging the American people to think about?  These are the questions the exhibit seeks to address.


"400+ Years After”

David Carroll – mixed media


David captures and reflects on the voices of women and especially of the African American woman. An expresses their cry for freedom. Freedom from the damage of slavery. Freedom from the pain of their past. Freedom from the chains that bind them and their dreams.


"Butterfly”

Kimberly Varnadoe – mixed media


Kim captures and reflects on the “injustice, neglect and abuse of children and other innocents”.


"LUMIERE ET FEMMES DE L'OMBRE”

Jean-Christian Rostagni – photographer


Jean-Christian captures and reflects on voices around the world. Often we forget that we live in a larger world community, and in doing so, we also forget that we have an impact on that larger community. We forget that sanctions not only impact governments, but also impact communities. We forget that devaluing countries also devalues its people, religion and way of life. We reach the point where we cannot even hear their voices.


"Palestinian Boy Selling Bread, Jerusalem”

Peter Armenia – photographer


Peter also reminds us that we live in a larger world community, and brings to life the realties of the children of Palestine and women of Vietnam.


"Mother and Child”

Javier Alarcon – painter and photographer


Javier captures and reflects on the voices of the single parents in our society, and looks into the hearts of those left behind when a soldier has fallen.

 Interact, a non-profit United Way agency that provides safety, support, and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault, will be at the reception to help enlighten us on some of the issues of this segment of our community.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Taskforce of Cary, Inc. brings you this exhibtion of visual artists as part of its MLK, Jr. Dreamfest 2005 celebration. The exhibit is curated by Elliott Blades and will run from Jan. 14 - Feb 23, 2005 at the Page-Walker Arts & Hestory Center in Cary, NC. Easily accessible from the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill areas.

The event is co-sponsored by the Town of Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resouces Department and the Page-Walker Arts & History Center.

Works from this exhibition will be available for sale.

To arrange for a tour or lecture, or to arrange for an exhibition at your corporate office, lobby, gallery or museum, phone (919) 363-9874.

Gallery Hours: Mon - Thurs, 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Fri 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  For Page-Walker Gallery information phone (919) 460-4963. For Exhibition/Artist information phone (919) 363-9874.

 

On Going


 

 

Faceless Prayer
"Faceless Prayer"
R. Dongo


 

"The Spirit of Contemporary African Art"


an exhibition of original
Shona Sculpture from Zimbabwe
and
Pottery from Jamaica

 

featuring Zimbabwean artists
Richard Mteki, Ronnie Dongo, Chituwa Jemali and
Derick Kaunze

and Jamaican artists
Homer Brown, Omar Grant, Raymond Smith and
Dwayne Richardson

"... you can forget the word 'ethnic' for this is sculpture of world quality...", London Sunday Telegraph

"Shona sculpture is perhaps the most important art to emerge from Africa this century...", Newsweek Magazine

"The works are awesome in their beauty...", Beverly Hills 213

Gallery Hours By Appointment: Tues - Fri, 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. For information phone (919) 363-9874.

 

Shoppes & Galleries


 

The BGroup Collection of art, accessories and gifts are also available at these fine Shoppes & Galleries

African American Atelier

200 N. Davie St.

(336) 333-6885

Greensboro, NC

Devine Salon-Spa

6400 Falls of the Neuse Rd, Suite 100

(919) 850-9616

Raleigh, NC

En'Hanced Hair Designs

6400 Falls of the Neuse Rd, Suite 100

(919) 875-9370

Raleigh, NC

 

 

 


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