Expo Events November 12 – 15


FREE – On Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 3 PM we are hosting a Zoom Meeting of art patrons, artists and others to discuss The State of African-American Art Today!. Part of this discussion will center around current events – Black Lives Matter, The Election, Protest in the Cities and more as it relates and influences African-American Art and Artists. 

October Gallery is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: State Of African-American Art
Time: Nov 14, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Leading the Discussion will be
Glenn Ellis

Glenn Ellis has authored and co-authored papers in the American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Academic Medicine, the Journal of Philosophy and Ethics and the Journal of Healthcare, Science and the Humanities. He is also the author of Which Doctor? (2006) and Information in the Best Medicine (2012). In addition to a weekly, nationally syndicated health column, he also hosts a weekly public health program on Philadelphia’s WURD Radio. He is a frequent commentator on WDAS-FM in Philadelphia, KSYB – AM Shreveport, LA, and KJLH-FM in Los Angeles.

Ellis has presented at scientific, academic and health conferences across the United States, as well as Belgium, Cuba, Germany, Italy, Kenya, the Netherlands, South Africa, Ukraine and more. He did Undergraduate studies as a Pre-Med student at the University of Pennsylvania. Ellis is a Certified Health Care Ethicist (CHCE) from the Institute of Clinical Bioethics at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and completed his Master of Public Health (MPH) at the University of Liverpool.

Artist Ted Ellis will be one of our Conference Participants

Ellis grew up and was educated in New Orleans, a city known for its rich African-American heritage history. A city full of style, and artistic exuberance. This backdrop inspired Ellis to capture the essence of the subjects of his childhood in the glory of their rich cultural heritage. Extremely dedicated to his craft, this artist draws on a style that was born in his childhood from impressions of his native city. Ellis is self-taught and boldly blends realism and impressionism in his work, evoking nostalgia and inspiration.

Olivia Stoner, Esq. will be one of our Conference Participants

I am a sole practitioner specializing in estate planning, probate, trust and estate administration. I assist clients in planning for the needs of their families by developing estate plans that take advantage of tax-efficient strategies for their lifetime support and transfer of wealth.  I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Wilberforce University, a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Antioch College, a Law Degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, a Certified Financial Planner designation from the College of Financial Planning, an Advanced Administration of Estates and Trust Certification from the ABA National Trust School and Cannon Financial Institute, along with an Estate Practice Series Certificate from the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Artist Muhsana Ali will be one of our Conference Participants

Muhsana Ali was born in Philadelphia, PA. She has lived in Senegal for the past 18 years. Muhsana holds a BFA degree and a MA in art education. She studied at Parsons School of Design (NYC), University of the Arts (Philadelphia), PA Academy of the Fine Arts, (Philadelphia), The American College in Paris (Paris, France) and the L’Universite de St. Denis (France). Muhsana began traveling at the age of 18 and has exhibited throughout West Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, Europe and the US. Muhsana’s work covers a broad spectrum of mediums, including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, printmaking and video.

Asya Abdrahman will be one of our Conference Participants

Asya Abdrahman is an Oakland and San Francisco artist/curator, world builder and multi-disciplinary artist who considers the intersection of cultural identity, human rights and the environment in her work. Of Somali, Eritrean, and Ethiopian heritages, she fled her East African homeland during a time of regional wars. Abdrahman’s work promotes cultural and ecological survival, advanced through her use of human, technological, natural, found, and recycled resources.

In addition to exhibiting her art, Abdrahman is the founder of Kindness Grocery Coop, Sun Village Artisan Corner, Wisdom’s Exchange, POST11NINE, Pay It Forward (PIF) Cafe in collaboration with The Exploratorium and SF Coffee Cruiser. Abdrahman produces and curates exhibitions at Pro Arts Gallery and Alena Museum. Her work was featured at the Museum of African Diaspora in 2016. In 2019/2020 her artwork was featured at Ashara Ekundayo Gallery (Oakland, CA), Marin County Civic Center((San Rafael, CA) , Five Myles Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Gallerie Renee Marie (Benicia, CA). She is an XIR (Explorer In Residence) New Energy Nexus where she offers clean energy and zero-waste micro-business classes at a local mobile urban art and economic project, Beyond Return, to overcome the barriers to food security and clean energy in underserved communities.

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Saturday, November 14, 2020  5 to 6 PM – Free
Live on Zoom. Go one on one with your favorite artists

Meet Artists and Exhibitors:

David Lawrence
Luide Araujo
Omenihu
Jose Seaboure
Nubian k Essentials
Sanaa
Ted Ellis

Panoramic Poetry – Highlights – The Early Years

Saturday, November 14, 2020  6 to 8 PM – Free
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Here is a sample from 2010 – Enjoy!

Saturday, November 14, 2020  1 to 2 PM – Through Zoom – Free
Sketch & Sip: We will teach you how to draw black and white images and caricature portraits. No painting supplies needed. All you need is 8.5″ x 11′ white paper and two (2) #2 pencils. Bring your own wine or drink to Sip!

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