Black Art Show
June 18, 19 and 20, 2021  Noon to 7 PM

Hyatt Centric Hotel
1620 Chancellor Street at 17th and Walnut

Philadelphia, PA 19103
Admission Free 215-352-3114

There is street parking all around the hotel area. Don’t forget the feed the meter.
Hyatt Hotel has underground parking. $23 for 3 hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
ICON Parking Lot – right across the street from the hotel. $21 for 3 hours on Friday.
$14 for all day Saturday and Sunday.

Art by these Artists

Andrew Turner, David Lawrence, Laurie Cooper,
Edwin Lester, Kennard Copeland, Romare Bearden,
Omenihu Amachi, Ernie Barnes, Michele Lucas,
Annie Lee, Charles Bibbs, Cal Massey, Laurie Cooper,
WAK, Ernie Barnes and more.

Videos of Artists that will be featured at Expo 2021





Take a Look at the Hotel Venue click here


Register to receive a Free Poster ($55 Value) at Expo 2021. Click Here



Ten Dollar Flash Sale on Popular Prints for Expo 2021

Prints by Ernie Barnes, WAK, Frank Morrison, Laurie Cooper and more. Click Here

OUT STOCK The Graduate by Ernie Barnes ONLY AT ART SHOW – READ BELOW!



Connecting People with Art – 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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Art To Consider 

Growing Passion by Laurie Cooper
SOLD – Legs by Jeffrey Glenn Reese
Heart and Soul by John Holyfield
SOLD – Instruments by Andrew Turner
Elegance & Beauty (Alpha Kappa Alpha) with Kamala Harris
Malcolm X by Al Todd
Little Girl by Andrew Turner
Don’t Shot by Jeffrey Glenn Reese
Mossi Dance Mask Ivory Coast
Shades of Black by Al Todd
Band by Marivaldo Santos
SOLD – Together by Arvid Lee
Now It’s Her Turn by Samuel Byrd
Bal Negre by Paul Colin
Love One Another by Michele Foster-Lucas
Mask Four by Laurie Cooper
Our Reality by Laurie Cooper
SOLD – Sunday Morning by Laurie Cooper
Singin’ Sistahs by Ernie Barnes
Nature by Leila Ullmann
The Bench by Ernie Barnes
Lagoon Sunset by David Lawrence
Piano Player by Andrew Turner
Long Legs by Charles Bibbs
Humility by Kadir Nelson
Black Baby Boomers
Jazz in the Park  by Charles Bibbs
Night Club
Indio by Luide Araújo 
Iansa by Luide Araújo 
African Mask 4 by Arvid Lee
Orange on Ocean by Sanaa 
Trouble Them Waters by Edwin Lester
The Red Umbrella II by Charles Bibbs
Ring Around The Rosie by Ernie Barnes
SOLD – Steppin’ Out by Michele Foster-Lucas
SOLD – Hope
Praying for Him by Laurie Cooper
Fruitful by LaShun Beal
Double Dutch by Ernie Barnes
We the People by Michele Foster-Lucas
SOLD – Africanidade by Leila Ullmann
Homecoming by Ernie Barnes
Rhythms by Michele Foster-Lucas
Dispatched by Edwin Lester
Overworked and Underpaid by Gigi Boldon
Perfect Day by Ellen Powell-Tiberino
Michael Jackson by Bobby Hill
Tough to Swallow by Edwin Lester
Abstract Stone
Nude with Drapery  Anthony Armstrong
The Maestro by Ernie Barnes
The Cosmos In Within by David Lawrence
Heart of the Day by Ellen Powell-Tiberino
SOLD – Lady in Hat Three by Raymond Doward
SOLD – Sunday Morning by Raymond Doward
Bonita Lookin’ at You – Purple One
The Huddle Of Knowledge by Laurie Cooper
SOLD – Mask by Frank Frazier
Masai Woman by David Lawrence – Hand Embellished by Artist
The Journey by Andrew Nichols
Happy Hannah by Michele Foster-Lucas
Lauren’s Moods by Samuel R. Byrd
Benin Bronze Warrior Plague
Outros Rembrandt by Leila Ullmann
Steppin’ Out by Michele Foster-Lucas
Painting the Town Red with Elegance by Frank Morrison
Bonita Lookin’ At You – Green
Legends of Hip Hop by Gabe Tiberino
AKA by Laurie Cooper
Face by Laurie Cooper
Mother Six (Assorted) Posters/Prints for $35
Rose by Samuel R. Byrd
Final Touch by Laurie Cooper
Struttin by Cbabi Bayoc
AKA by Laurie Cooper
Still On Two by Laurie Cooper
Irreplaceable Values by Edwin Lester
A Walk in Faith  by Ernie Barnes
Velvet Spirit by Bernard Hoyes
Secret Garden Series ( Dragonflies)  by Michele Foster-Lucas
His Effort by Ernie Barnes
Wooden Cross 
Sitting Ballerina by Henry C. Porter
Black Madonna
Cosme e Damião by Caburé – Marcos Silva Rocha
Blue Wrap by Laurie Cooper
SOLD – Green Wrap by Laurie Cooper
Eye Music by Gordon Parks
Can’t Touch This by Paul Goodnight
SOLD – Black Space by Laurie Cooper
Tea Time by Michele Foster-Lucas
Shekinah by David Lawrence
 Main Street Pool  by Ernie Barnes
Precious by Frank Morrison
Shona Grey Serpentine Woman Bust
Blue Monday by Annie Lee
Stephanie by Andrew Turner
About  by Laurie Cooper
Rhythms by Michele Foster-Lucas
Skylight  by Michele Foster-Lucas
Still On My Mind by WAK – Kevin A. Williams
Sunday by Laurie Cooper
My Cup Runneth Over by Annie Lee
Relax, I Got You by Andrew Nichols
Benin (Ife) Bronze Head
Orion Nebula by David Lawrence
Music, Music, Music by Andrew Turner
The Caregivers by Michele Foster-Lucas
Equal Rights by Anthony Armstrong
West Indian Market II by Gloria Lynn
SOLD – Ladies by Marivaldo Santos
Gilberto Gil by Caburé – Marcos Silva Rocha
Giggles by Michele Foster-Lucas
Luther by William Tolliver – Signed and Numbered
Green Eyes and Blue Lips by Frank Stephens
Into You by Andrew Nichols
Jazz Quintet by Justin Bua
Laurie Cooper New Six (Assorted) Posters/Prints
Da Last Suppa by Arvid Lee