Author: october

The Jackson Saga

The Jackson Saga

The BET Awards were on last night and Joe Jackson attended. Now I understand people mourn and grieve lost ones in their own way, but when asked how was he doing from a reporter,...

Michael

Michael

I got my hair cut yesterday and we all know that perming, braiding, weaving, and cutting can take hours, so I was there for awhile. In that time, the television was tuned to all...

If Obama Hadn’t Won

If Obama Hadn’t Won

The photos, news articles and continual storm of chaos sprouting from Iran have been soul crushing. A couple days ago, a friend linked me to a video of a 16-year-old girl who was  standing...

Introduction of Sorts

Introduction of Sorts

This is Carla C-W, the new intern over at October Gallery. Throughout the summer I’ll be helping out with the preparations for the Philadelphia International Art Expo in November 2009. The internship just started...

Changing the Art on the White House Walls

Changing the Art on the White House Walls

By Amy Chozick and Kelly Crow Barack Obama is taking on health care, financial regulation, torture and environmental policy. He’s also revamping the White House art collection. The Obamas are sending ripples through the art...

Ernie Barnes dies at 70

Ernie Barnes dies at 70

Renowned painter Ernie Barnes died Monday at age 70. Barnes came to painting after a career in professional football, as an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos. Teammates called him...

TRAVEL TO BRAZIL – Sisterhood of the Good Death

TRAVEL TO BRAZIL – Sisterhood of the Good Death

Cachoeira, Bahia, Brazil from Diga Brazil The history of the Irmandade da Boa Morte (Sisterhood of the Good Death), a religious confraternity devoted to the Assumption of the Virgin, is part of the history...

Panoramic Poetry – The 2nd & 3rd Friday of every month

Panoramic Poetry – The 2nd & 3rd Friday of every month

Premiering The 2nd & 3rd Friday of every month 7:30, $7 215.629.3939 panoramicpoetry@octobergallery.com Panoramic Poetry will be held at Cheyney University 701 Market Street West Lobby 3rd Floor Philadelphia, PA

24 Annual Philadelphia International Art Expo, November 13, 14 & 15, 2009

24 Annual Philadelphia International Art Expo, November 13, 14 & 15, 2009

THE PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL ART EXPO – The Art of Living Well One of the Nation's Largest Art Expos The 24th Annual Philadelphia International Art Expo is an expo of popular. World Art and The...

Celebrating 10 years of the power of black art to transform, unite and enrich! MAY 20-23, 2009

Celebrating 10 years of the power of black art to transform, unite and enrich! MAY 20-23, 2009

This year, the Celebration of Black Writing Festival turns 25! The festival’s theme “Writing for Our Lives” will focus, as always, on literacy and asking how a book can save a life and a...

Chelsea visits Havana

Chelsea visits Havana

An exhibition of American artworks has just opened in Havana — the first major American group show in Cuba for over 20 years. “Guerilla Villa,” is one of the works on display at the “Chelsea...