Saturday, July 30, 2005

BlackOut Arts Series!!!

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My boy (and blogging partner) Ocean will be showing some of his sensual male nude photography (see photo below) as part of Pride in the City BlackOut Arts Series on August 5th at the Brooklyn Marriott!

Back by popular demand, Pride in the City, New York’s official Black, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community celebration presents its 2nd Annual BlackOut Arts Series. The event, which takes place at 4:30 PM, Friday, August 5, at the Brooklyn Marriott, 333 Adam Street, celebrates the outstanding artistic contributions the Black LGBT community has made and continues to make to the performing and creative arts communities. This year affair, which includes a wealth of work by a variety of outstanding artists, features a variety of inventive expressions that evokes the elements of fire in design, water in art, earth in writing, air in film and the power of love expressed thru spoken word.

This event, which includes a pre reception, comprises an art exhibit featuring work from a variety of creative talent including word smiths Conscious, Stephanie Adams, Frederick Smith, O’Brien Dennis, Frank Leon Robert, and Marin K. White. Visual exhibits includes “Intimate” by Bernard Morisset; “Pure Light” by Armisey Smith; “Love Letter to My Exes” by Charly; “Approaching” by Odie Rynell Cash; “Elevation” by Sean Stefan Tonio; and Phoenix Rising” which celebrates the artistry of legendary ball icons Derek Prada and Bernie Jourdan Karan.

Filmmaker Maurice Jamal, director of the runaway hit “Ski Trip” returns to head up BlackOut Arts Series’ Maurice Jamal Presents: New Black Gay Films. This visual display of ground breaking films includes “Jumping The Broom” by Debra Wilson; “On The Low” by Luther Mace; “Did I Just Look at Her?”, Couquie Hughes; “Just Between Us” by Kenneth Jackson; and Jamal’s latest release, “”Dirty Laundry”. The evening will end with “OFF RHYME CENTER” a spoken word, open-mic segment.


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