CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH ART

October Gallery is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Every Saturday 3 PM

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Our discussions stem from the book “Connecting People with Art”

Topics include:
The State of African-American Art
Featured artists of the week
The Art of Health – Vegan Dining
Book Readings
Artful Videos
Collecting Black Art
The Art of Auctions
Why Black Art is Important
The Art of Finance
and more

Art Auction at 3:45 and 4:30 during the Zoom Meeting.
We will auction off several (3 or 4) pieces of art. Let’s have some fun!
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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 

Woman on Porch Swing Gigi Boldon
Sitting Ballerina by Henry C. Porter
Night Club
Bambara Female Standing Figure
On the Shoulders of Queens by Frank Morrison
From the Pocket by Ernie Barnes
Phenom  by Paul Goodnight
Alone by Jeffrey Glenn Reese
Fine Tune by Edwin Lester
Mask Four by Laurie Cooper
Bonita Lookin’ At You – Green
Poetic One by Raimundo Carvalho
Think on Good Things by Michele Foster-Lucas
Beleza Afro by Leila Ullmann
SOLD – Crowd by Leila Ullmann
Rhythms by Michele Foster-Lucas
Andrew Turner Six (Assorted)  Posters/Prints
Nude with Drapery  Anthony Armstrong
Benin Bronze Warrior Plague
Relax, I Got You by Andrew Nichols
My Cup Runneth Over by Annie Lee
Heart and Soul by John Holyfield
Lady Marmalade by Arvid Lee
Black Family  by Charles Bibbs
Cameroon Musical Flute
Black Baby Boomers
Winter by Luide Araújo
Malcolm X by Samuel R. Byrd
Distant Shores by Arvid Lee
A View From The Garden  by Michele Foster-Lucas
Precious by Frank Morrison
Got Lemons  by Annie Lee
SOLD – Steppin’ Out by Michele Foster-Lucas
Preach On! by Annie Lee
Omolu by Luide Araújo 
Eye Music by Gordon Parks
Still Looking by Laurie Cooper
Saint Anthony by Luide Araujo
Ladies by Marivaldo Santos
SOLD – Dancers  by Jeffrey Glenn Reese
SOLD – Sunday by Don Stephens
Band of Gold by Laurie Cooper
Ring Around The Rosie by Ernie Barnes
In Control by Annie Lee
Head Over Heels by Ernie Barnes
Breezin’ by Paul Goodnight
Fruitful by LaShun Beal
Shona Grey Serpentine Woman Bust
Orange on Sky by Sanaa 
Words Cant by Jeffrey Glenn Reese
Bonfim by Luide Araújo 
A Walk in Faith  by Ernie Barnes
Laurie Cooper New II Six  (Assorted) Posters/Prints
Delta Diva by Laurie Cooper
Church Picnic by Faith Ringgold
SOLD – Hope
2021 Monthly Wall Calendar by Ernie Barnes
Elegance & Beauty (Alpha Kappa Alpha) with Kamala Harris
Family Colors by Charles Bibbs
Kamala Harris Faces Poster
Two Women by James Denmark
Face Reality Female by Laurie Cooper
Black Man in America Two by Laurie Cooper
Shekinah by David Lawrence
Listen by Michele Foster-Lucas
Face by Laurie Cooper
Laurie Cooper Six Posters/Prints
Indio by Luide Araújo 
In the Moment by Ernie Barnes
Snake by Caburé – Marcos Silva Rocha
SOLD – Blooming Love Two by Laurie Cooper
Cosmic Jammin by David Lawrence
My Thoughts by Michael Escoffery
Orange on Ocean by Sanaa 
 Main Street Pool  by Ernie Barnes
Now It’s Her Turn by Samuel Byrd
Bahiana Yellow  by William Araujo
Iansa by Luide Araújo 
SOLD – Serpentine Round Head Shona
Red by Sanaa 
Orion Nebula by David Lawrence
Homecoming by Ernie Barnes
Living Water by Michael C. Gibson
Our Roots Run Deep by Arvid Lee
Sugar Shack by Ernie Barnes
In the Groove by Don Stephens
Cosmic Dancer by David Lawrence
Music by Jean Lima
SOLD – Kiss by William Tolliver
Malcolm X by Al Todd
Angel in Heaven by Laurie Cooper
The Journey by Andrew Nichols
Sam & Sidney by Ernie Barnes
We the People by Michele Foster-Lucas
Benin (Ife) Bronze Head
Rebuilding the Black Family by WAK – Kevin A. Williams
Giggles by Michele Foster-Lucas
Blue Note Form by Andrew Nichols
Jimmy by Leila Ullmann
Wailing by Bernard Hoyes
Candeal by Luide Araújo 
Still On Two by Laurie Cooper
Rhythms by Michele Foster-Lucas
Laleita by Michele Foster-Lucas
Celebrate by Arvid Lee
Nature by Leila Ullmann
Red Rope Punu Mask
Face Reality by Laurie Cooper
The Caregivers by Michele Foster-Lucas
Bonita Lookin’ at You – Purple
Benin Bronze Plague
SOLD – Lady in Hat Three by Raymond Doward
I am My Mother’s Child by Michele Foster-Lucas
Xango by Ed Ribeiro
Pesca by Luide Araújo
Black Space by Laurie Cooper
Malcolm X by Al Todd –  Hand Embellished
Da Last Suppa by Arvid Lee
Painting the Town Red with Elegance by Frank Morrison
African Sculpture 2 by Arvid Lee