Zoom Meetings/Seminars

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
Free Yourself by Edwin Lester
Africana by Laurie Cooper
The Catch by WAK – Kevin A. Williams
Simulacra by Omenihu Amachi
Alone by Jeffrey Glenn Reese
Mossi Dance Mask Ivory Coast
Ballad for Flowers by Willie Torbert
Red by Sanaa 
SOLD – Legs by Jeffrey Glenn Reese
Heart of the Day by Ellen Powell-Tiberino
Bonita Lookin’ At You – Green
Secret Garden Series ( Dragonflies)  by Michele Foster-Lucas
Brighter Days Ahead by Arvid Lee
First Cut by Samuel Byrd
Jazz Quintet by Justin Bua
Africanidade by Leila Ullmann
Bambara Female Standing Figure
SOLD – Shona Serpentine Woman with Dreads
Rhythms by Michele Foster-Lucas
Malcolm X by Al Todd
Got Lemons  by Annie Lee
Da Last Suppa by Arvid Lee
AK47 by Omenihu Amachi
Shekinah by David Lawrence
Our Roots Run Deep by Arvid Lee
I See the Rhythm of Spirituals by Michele Wood
Dogon Primorial House Post
Long Legs by Charles Bibbs
Overworked and Underpaid by Gigi Boldon
Delta Diva by Laurie Cooper
My Hair Ain’t Did by Arvid Lee
Kamala Harris Faces Poster
Drummer by Omenihu Amachi
Caring For Grandma by Leon McDuffie
Bonfim by Luide Araújo 
Lagoon Sunset  by David Lawrence
Hands Up Don’t Shoot  by Omenihu Amachi
SOLD – Nude by Jean Lima
I’ll Be Glad When This Is Over by Arvid Lee
Final Touch by Laurie Cooper
Relax, I Got You by Andrew Nichols
Harvest by Leila Ullmann
Luther by William Tolliver – Signed and Numbered
We are One with the Universe by David Lawrence
Two Women by James Denmark
Anniversary by Ernie Barnes
SOLD – Bonita Lookin’ at You – Red
The Graduate by Ernie Barnes
Face Reality Female by Laurie Cooper
Great Day in Philadelphia – Art Expo 1996
Ascending Angel by Laurie Cooper
Purple Nebula by David Lawrence
Into You by Andrew Nichols
Malcolm X by Al Todd –  Hand Embellished
The Bench by Ernie Barnes
Thinking Moment by Omenihu Amachi
Red Rose by Michele Foster-Lucas
Perfect Day by Ellen Powell-Tiberino
Untitled (Colorful Lady) by Jean Lima
Blue Note Form by Andrew Nichols
Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou
Eletricity  by Laurie Cooper
Red Rope Punu Mask
Geometric by Tobi Adentunji
Growing in Grace by Michele Foster-Lucas
Ring Around The Rosie by Ernie Barnes
Flying by Jeffrey Glenn Reese
Blackened Punu Mask
Jazz in the Park  by Charles Bibbs
Give and Take (Male) by Laurie Cooper
Malcolm X by Samuel R. Byrd
Face to Face by Arvid Lee
Nude with Drapery  Anthony Armstrong
SOLD – Kiss by William Tolliver
Stephanie by Andrew Turner
Cosmic Jammin by David Lawrence
Now It’s Her Turn by Samuel Byrd
Legends of Hip Hop by Gabe Tiberino
Acidity by Caburé – Marcos Silva Rocha
Kamala Harris Phenomenal Woman
SOLD – Eletricity One by Laurie Cooper
Indio by Luide Araújo 
Oxum by Luide Araújo 
The Maestro by Ernie Barnes
Great Horn Section by Samuel R. Byrd
Lost Thoughts by Samuel R. Byrd
West Indian Market II by Gloria Lynn
Words of Wisdom by Melinda Byers
SOLD – Crowd by Leila Ullmann
Aretha Franklin on Canvas
Peixes by Luide Araújo
When the Spirit Moves- Gullah Shouters by Michele Wood
Iemanja by Ed Ribeiro
Black Man in America Two by Laurie Cooper
Masai Woman by David Lawrence – Hand Embellished by Artist
Still Looking Two by Laurie Cooper
Orange on Sky by Sanaa 
Band by Marivaldo Santos
SOLD – Family Tree Serpentine Stone
The Advocate by Ernie Barnes
Laurie Cooper New Six IV (Assorted) Posters/Prints
Lagoon Sunset by David Lawrence
Masquerades At Red Earth by Omenihu Amachi
Your Life by Michele Foster-Lucas
Boaters Three by Omenihu Amachi
Still Looking by Laurie Cooper
Taje Thoughts by Samuel R. Byrd
Nos Outros by Raimundo Carvalho 
Sugar Shack by Ernie Barnes
Omolu by Luide Araújo 
Boaters Five by Omenihu Amachi
Laurie Cooper New Six V (Assorted) Posters/Prints
Double Dutch by Ernie Barnes
Abstract Garden by Sanaa
Struttin by Cbabi Bayoc
Biden/Harris: Out of Many One – History Making Diversity
SOLD – Lady in Hat Three by Raymond Doward
Eye Music by Gordon Parks
Miles by Samuel R. Byrd