Connecting People with Art

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Second Edition

by Evelyn Redcross and Mercer A. Redcross III

First Edition Published 2006 – 500 pages

Second Edition published 2020 – 600 pages – Hardcover.

Click here for more info. Book is available at this link – Hardcover, eBook and Soft Cover.
Some of the artists and patrons in the book will be available during the Zoom Book Meeting.

This book is a written account of what October Gallery (OG) means to us. We attempted to unfold the saga of how OG evolved over time. In addition we queried patrons and artists alike: “What is the value of African American art to you?” Their personal responses, interesting and insightful, are included throughout our story. Both our national and international patrons and artists have witnessed (first hand) the creation and development of the African American art industry, which prior to the 1970s was almost non-existent.

This group of patrons and artists are part of what we call BlackStream Renaissance”. Most African American artists market and exhibit in the African American community. Successful African American art festivals and expos, where artists sell and exhibit, recognize the importance of marketing to this special community. It is in this community where the strength and the value of African American art begins.

It is this community that has provided the foundation for Blackstream Renaissance. It is this community that has given us the content, the material, the stories for Connecting People with Art. This book recognizes the pioneers of Blackstream Renaissance.

Mercer Redcross III graduated from Cheyney University with a BS in Economics. Then, he earned a Masters of Business Administration from Eastern University.

.Evelyn Redcross graduated from Temple University with a BS in Psychology. Then she earned a Masters in Journalism from Temple University.


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