African American Network: 4th Annual Celebration of National Black History Month

"Art is Business"
A Tribute to Josephine Baker
A multi-dimensional homage to the first black superstar, "Le Tumulte Noir" celebrates Baker's pioneering Paris revue and pivotal role in the 1927 silent film "Siren of the Tropics." See the feature film with a new original score by Chicago composer (and frequent AAN guest) Renée Baker performed live by the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, the percussion ensemble Tsukasa Taiko and members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.

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General Admission $25.00
Event details date
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 5:00 PM

Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center

Chicago Modern Orchestra Project
Tsukasa Taiko
Stan West narrator
Dee Alexander vocals
Cornelius V Johnson's vocals
Jeffrey Burish vocals
Pat Johnson Winston vocals
Vickie Johnson vocals
Rae-Myra Hillard vocals
Kim Jones vocals
Yoseph Henry vocals
Taalib-Din Ziyad vocals
Brandon Brown vocals

Read: From one Baker to another, a tribute to a pioneering talent
Notes: This is an event by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra African American Network.
To learn more about the AAN, upcoming events, and join, visit

As A Woman of Ability and Talent Featured Artist Talver Germany

"Art is Business" 2020 Phantom Gallery Chicago Network Featured artist Talver Germany
Art class at FLC. Professor Talver Germany. How to draw watercolor composition.

A native of Sacramento, California, I was educated like many other artists from grammar to graduate school. I received a BA degree in Studio Art, BA in Social Science/ Anthropology and an MS. Degree in Counseling Education all from the California State University of Sacramento.

My vision of beauty is based on my traditional African American culture, coupled with my mother's love and encouragement that has to help me to develop a sense of self-confidence and a true interest in the wondrous world of art.
As a woman of ability and talent, I am able to explore any number of media to express my creativity. My teaching and own work involve working in an easel, plain air, and mural painting, ceramics /clay sculpture, pen and ink, and the experimentation of jewelry making. All contribute to my goal of producing more sophisticated and challenging works that pass to my students and teaching skills. In addition, I have begun to assimilate my personal experiences of the West Indies (Jamaica) in the creative use of color, form, and texture in my artwork.
I am an Associate Professor of Art at Folsom Lake College, a member of the Placerville Arts Association, San Francisco Fine Arts Museum, Sacramento African American Art Collection, Phantom Gallery Chicago Network on LinkedIn, and member of the California Arts Association.
Talver Criticing one of my paintings, 2019

My love of art is also demonstrated by my involvement in the art community. I have served as the Coordinator of the first African American Art Summit at Sacramento City College, juried the 16th annual Placerville Art Show, and attended the California Governor's C conference on the Arts in Los Angeles, and presently Co-Founder and Director of the (VADP) Visual Arts Development Project, an urban community-based art organization that provides children, adults, and emerging artist with resources workshops and a venue to show and express their artwork.

I have exhibited widely throughout Northern and Southern California, from Folsom Lake College, Sacramento Mc George School of Law, and Placer County Tuttle Mansion, (VADP) Visual Arts Development Project Slide Presentation, Assisi Italy Third World Art Conference, and Montego Bay Jamaica, Mazine Inn.
Overall, I feel strongly that my maturity as an artist has stimulated me to experience new ways of expressing the African ancestry that overwhelms me with a sense of joy, creativity, love, and spiritual bonding.

"The Business of Art" Four Artists Who Are Experts From the Field

"Art is Business"  Courtesy of Monique Brinkman-Hill and South Side Community Art Center.

Super excited for the South Side Community Art Center to partner with this panel of Exceptional and Knowledgeable Artist. Jonathon Romain, Gerald Griffin, Andre Guichard, and Kevin Wak Williams. I will be moderating, if you have questions that you think need to be asked related to "The Business of Art" leave them for me.

Banks Performance Project at the Experimental Station

"Art is Business" reposted for Matthew Searle (he/him), Assistant Director, ES

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Experimental Station 
6100 S. Blackstone Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Doors: 6:30
Show: 7:00

Tomorrow night at 6:30PM we have a special event (they are all special, but this represents a new platform at ES!) that represents a partnership with Banks Performance Project. This is also my last public event for Experimental Station before I move to North Carolina. Please come by to say hi, have some refreshments, and participate in this unique opportunity.

The Artists Series is a public critique experience for emerging artists of color - meaning they will share art pieces that are still being developed in order to get feedback. This feedback comes from you and the rest of the audience, as well as from an expert in their field. For this Saturday, three dancers and groups (Karielle Williams, Vernon Gooden, and Ishti Dance, with expert Joshua L. Ishmon) will show dance pieces in progress!

More info on our website here.


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