Thursday, February 25, 2010

1158 Dean - New Arts Space Opening this Weekend

1158 Dean, a new events space and art gallery from the ArtGroupieNation that will showcase "the very best of contemporary African arts from continental African and its Diaspora," opens its doors this weekend with two great events (thanks to NostrandPark for the tip, who profiled the gallery awhile back). From their press release:

Our opening weekend will begin with a fundraising screening on Saturday February 27th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM of "Taboo Yardies" (trailer here), a provocative film by Jamaican filmmaker Selena Blake, that delves into the controversial world of homosexuality in Jamaican culture. This event will feature a silent auction and Q&A with Selena Blake.

On Sunday from 5:00PM to 9:00PM we will introduce Haitian artist Baruti Tucker's "Soulah Sista" - a vibrant series of works celebrating the female form in honor of Women's History Month. A portion of sales from this event will benefit earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.

The address, as you might have guessed, is 1158 Dean (between Bedford and Nostrand). Admission is $20 to the Taboo Yardies screeening, and the Baruti Tucker opening is free.

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