Saturday, July 28, 2012



is a public art event produced by the

Revival Arts Collective

Come out to experience Dialogues and art experiences on:

Art & Culture

History and Preservation

Health & Wellness

Economic Development


Afternoon Panel Community Engagement

Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm

RAC Moderator: Tempestt Hazel

Panel Dialogue Title: Wait Until My Change Comes": Planting Seeds to Create Community

Location: Tent at SW corner of 47th and King Drive

Panel Dialogue Description:

This panel dialogue will highlight the work of current Bronzeville artists, and will focus on ways in which they are currently engaging or could engage the local community through their respective art forms, as well as discussing ways to organize and connect Bronzeville artists through local networks.


Faheem Majeed

(Artist, Former director of the South Side Community Art Center),

· Breeze Richardson (Director of Strategic Partnerships, WBEZ),

· Robin Rios (Artist, Founder of 4Arts Inc.)

Afternoon Panel Dialogues: Economic Development

Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm

RAC Moderator: Lashana Jackson

Panel Dialogue Title: Black Arts, Black Money – Black Creativity as Cooperative Economics

Location: Tent at 420 E. 47th Street

Panel Dialogue Description:

This panel dialogue will highlight current/proposed Bronzeville economic development initiatives, particularly those involving the arts as a strategy/catalyst. The panel dialogue will also consider "creative micro-philanthropy" and "crowd funding" as particular strategies for providing financial support for artists and businesses in order to further stimulate economic development.


• Bronzeville Alliance - Retail Initiative

• Benita Johnson Gabriel Quad Communities Development Corporation

• Joanna Trotter - Metropolitan Planning Council

• Lee Ried – Revere Properties

• Gregg Brown – South-Side Credit Union

Afternoon Panel Dialogues: Education

Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm

RAC Moderator: Auburn Ellis

Location: Tent at 431 E. 47th Street

Panel Dialogue Description:

This panel dialogue will highlight current/proposed Bronzeville arts education initiatives, whether in-schools or through community-based organizations. The panel dialogue will also address the potential of the arts to address current youth and education issues.


Christina Bourne- Director of Education at the Auditorium Theater at Roosevelt University

Deborah Minor-Harvey- Director: The Right Source, Education Consultant & Camp Butterfly Board Chair

Jeffery Beckham- CEO & Founder of specializing in revitalization through web design and marketing strategies

Meida McNeal- Manager of Performance Arts Learning and Special Projects @ Changing Worlds, & Director @

Turtel Onli- Artist, Founder of "The Black Age" of Comics,

Visual Art teacher at Kenwood Academy

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Black Age XV! Living In The Black Age!

The 15th Black Age Convention events

featured artists & authors including :

Afua Richardson, Eric Battle, N Steven Harris,

Yaounde Olu, Mshindo Kuumba I,

Uraeus, Turtel Onli, Joe Currie, Yorlie Huff, and more.

Black Age XV was presented by ONLI Studios-Chicago.

For more info about the Black Age go to:

Watch More videos on the BLACK AGE at:


Black Age Comics Books are at The DuSable Museum Gift shop-Chicago.

Video photo slide show and Tribal Funk Music:

Living in the Black Age! by Aki Antonia ©2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Living In the Black Age at DuSable Museum Arts Festival!

Art by Mshindo Kuumba I
All rights reserved.
As if wasn't hot enough... Black Age XV was on fire!... in the summer heat at
The DuSable Museum Arts & Crafts Festival 2012 last weekend, July 14-15 in Chicago.
This year's event featured artists from various parts of the US who came in to bring the growing Black Age of Comics movement home to Chicago where it started.

The 15th Black Age convention events were presented by ONLI STUDIOS and featured artists & authors including :
Afua Richardson, Eric Battle, Yaounde Olu, Mshindo Kuumba I,
N Steven Harris, Uraeus,
Joe Currie, Yorlie Huff, Turtel Onli and more.
Artists and authors were autographing books, selling books, graphic novels, prints and original art to all ages of fans, parents, Collectors,educators and students.
Check the rhythms.... Feel the ritmos!
For more info about the Black Age go to:
You can purchase Black Age Comics Books at The DuSable Museum Gift shop.
Joe Currie flexin', N Steven Harris on some Art Zen.. and Mshindo on point...
at Chicago's Black Age XV! 2012
Superheros have to stay in shape!.... ONLI joins the crew...
What!? What!? BLACK AGE!

Artists - Afua Richardson, Yoaunde Olu, Uraeus,
(Onli Studios Art Interns) Isis, Lauren
Eric Battle, Joe Currie, Yorlie Huff, Mshindo, Father of the Black Age,Turtel Onli and more...
at BLACK AGE XV! - ChiCago!
Artist , Eric Battle talks about art skills with young artist, Lauren. Isis and Lauren brought energy and as they painted everyone at Black Age XV!
Artist, Afua Richardson talks about art ....
The look.. the FUNK, the feel, the flow of the Fashion of BLACK AGE....
Artist, Afua checks out the musical performances at the DuSable Arts Festival.
Afua is a multi-talented musical performer as well...
She sings, plays bass and has performed in theatrical performances.

All Photos by Aki Antonia ©2012
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