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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

Another new black woman artist, courtesy of Bitch magazine: Wanda Ewing, http://www.wandaewing.com. Maybe folks already know about her and I’m late to the game. Her work looks pretty provocative and interesting–check her out. She studied at San Francisco Art Institute–I wonder with whom?–and now works in Nebraska.
I’m intrigued that there is a shopping cart on [...]

ABOUT BEAUTY
Exhibition Opening Thursday 13 December at 18:00 and closes 5 January 2007
GOODMAN GALLERY CAPE is proud to present our end-of-year exhibition featuring the work of Frances Goodman, Joy Gregory, Robert Hodgins, William Kentridge, Vivienne Koorland, Penny Siopis, Kathryn Smith, Nontsikelelo Veleko and Sue Williamson. Exploring the complex mythology surrounding [...]

if you’re in NY

(thanks, Deb)

Friday, December 14, 2007ArtsMuseum and Gallery Listings

SHEILA PREE BRIGHT: ‘SUBURBIA’ In a show intended as an alternativeview of contemporary African-American life, Sheila Pree Bright turnsfrom images of street culture to those of upper-middle-classdomesticity as reached by commuter train. Some of the elegantinteriors have a self-aware black identity built into their décor,through faux leopard skin [...]

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(thanks, Deb)Clinging to Mammy: The Faithful Slave in Twentieth-Century AmericaMicki McElya
2007 Myers Outstanding Book Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights
When Aunt Jemima beamed at Americans from the pancake mix box on grocery shelves, many felt reassured by her broad smile that she and her product were dependable. She was [...]

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Build the Wall AgainstBig Media

In just five days, the Federal Communications Commission plans to open the floodgates of further media consolidation across America.
If FCC Chairman Kevin Martin gets his way, your community will be inundated with even more mass-produced celebrity gossip and infotainment, and less local [...]

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  • CARLAGIRL PHOTO was founded on 14 February 1999 by Carla Willliams, a photographer, writer, and editor, born, raised and heading back to (yea!) Los Angeles, California.

    It was established with two goals: to be able to make my own work widely available for free, and to make accessible my research about artists of the African Diaspora, especially photographers, and in particular women. As it developed it grew to also include GLBTQ artists.

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      Site visitors will probably notice that I haven’t updated here frequently. I am taking a break from my site(s) for at least the summer. I’ve been working in this field for 25 years and I’m burned out on photography and art, the site(s) are in need of major updates/ revamping/ retooling, social media is exhausting, [...] […]
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