Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Now..a North sider.
Monday, August 15, 2011
The Bud Biliken Parade 2011 was real live and real funky!.... And why?
Because there was one major theme song on almost every set of Booming speakers!
"Wobble Baby! Wobble Baby! Wobble!"
"Hey Big girls! Make 'em back it up! Make 'em back it Up!
Get in there! Yea, Yeah! Get in there! Yea, Yeah! - music by VIC
The Wobble Slide anthem was rocking all through the parade and it was interesting to see the crowd wobbling back!
There were some serious Big Girls right there in this parade and they were Wobbling it!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
A variety of 4th Ward invited Artists at the event included Hyde Park artist, painter-illustrator and professor, Turtel Onli, Bronzeville artist, stained glass artist, Theodore Festor, textile artist and wife Donna Festor, Ramona Lindsey, digital media creator and animator, Martin Lindsey, jewelry makers, designers and more. Also there was community builder, Will Woodley, who is interested in developing art spaces for artists.
Alderman Burns spoke about his focus in the arts, which includes the building of affordable housing for artists and art spaces and his interest in making the arts and arts education a focal point in the 4th ward.
In the introduction of of Alderman Burns to the large gathering of artists, McCoy spoke of the 'rich cultural capital of the arts and artists' located right here in Bronzeville and Hyde Park.
The setting for the event was a great place to see the art of many African-American artists in contemporary times. What made it interesting was the African-American art collection of McCoy was showcased in every room from floor to ceiling.
All photos by Aki Antonia ©2011