Hamptons Happenings: HomeGirl Entertainment is launching their 1st of many events to come. The first event will be Black History Celebration in Song featuring the “Earth, Wind, and Fire Tribute Band” the band is based out of Md./DC Area. Friday, February 21st at 9:00 pm at 230 Elm in Southampton.
You don’t want to miss this event! Let’s Celebrate Black History Month with an evening of LIVE MUSIC celebrating 40 years of Earth, Wind and Fire. They brought us some unbelievable music and the Tribute Band will be playing all of your favorites all night long.
Celebrate Black History Month in the Hamptons: “FROM AFRICA TO ABSTRACT: Journey of a People Through Art and Image” at the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968, (631) 287-4377.
Jan 28 2014 – 10:30am Mar 4 2014 – 2:30pm
Opening Reception: February 1, 2014, from 4 – 6pm.
Gallery Hours:Monday – Saturday 11 – 3pm or by appointment.
Six African-American artists are featured in a new exhibit to celebrate Black History Month at the Southampton Cultural Center. Called “From Africa to Abstract: Journey of a People Through Art and Image” the works of Brent Bailer, Rosa Hanna Scott, Jacquelyn Flowers, Tina Andrews, Dianne Smith, and Danny Simmonsshowcase abstracts, sculptures, pastels, mixed media and representational works which together chart the African-American experience in America.
Guest curator Tina Andrews gathered the artists from Washington, DC, Harlem, Brooklyn and East Hampton to expose their works to east end audiences. Says Andrews “It’s an exciting, soulful exhibit filled with not only works which envisage our slave past, but abstracts and photos which visualize the present and promise of a post racial future. I urge everyone to come out and see it.”
“From Africa to Abstract: Journey of a People Through Art and Image” is on exhibit from January 29 through March 4, 2014. Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968, (631) 287-4377…southamptonculturalcenter.org
The 7th Annual Live on the Vine Winterfest 2014 presented by Suffolk County National Bank will host its kickoff along with co-host, Edible East End, at the enchanting Suffolk Theater on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 6 PM to 9:30 PM.
Celebrate Long Island’s great musical talent, wine, food and friends in high style! You’ll be transported back in time to an age of splendor and glory the moment you step foot in the completely restored 1933 art deco theater. Join them for some light fare, Long Island wines and hear some of the best music east of NYC! Or if you prefer, go all the way and make a reservation for dinner!
The Suffolk Theater is located at 118 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901.
Live on the Vine is a 6 week mid-winter music festival that take place in Long Island’s unique vineyard tasting rooms, hotels and other venues on the East End. It has been recognized for its cultural tourism impact during an off season and has greatly stimulated the business economy during the cold winter months. Conceived in 2006, this event is well on its way to becoming a regional and even national attraction with great growth potential. In 2012 Winterfest Jazz on the Vine was awarded the National Destination Marketing Award by Americans for the Arts and Destination Marketing International, a prestigious award validating our work and our vision which includes expanding our overall musical selection to encompass talented performers in jazz, blues, soul and country (hence the name modification, “Live” on the Vine.)
The Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative comes to the Hamptons Doug E. DougKnown For Griffin Vesey On Cosby Sitcom, Heads To The Hamptons To Promote Peace And Cultural Diversity* November 2nd & 3rd 2013
East Hampton, NY (October 24, 2013) Doug E. Doug is heading to the Hamptons to promote cultural diversity during Artisan Festival Internationals World Peace Initiative Hamptons. The World Cinema division will exhibit *Lessons Of Hayti* a documentary film in which he is the narrator. Born Douglas Bourne, Doug E. Doug is known for his roles on the *Cosby Show*, as Sanka Coffie in *Cool Runnings* and the voice of Bernie in *Shark Tale*. *Lessons of Hayti* is produced by award-winning filmmaker Byron Hunter, Terry Boyd, and Edward Harris Jr.
The film recently won Best Documentary Feature at the 8th Annual Harlem International Film Festival and will screen Nov. 2nd Saturday afternoon at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York followed by a question and answer round table discussion. This Black History month the film will debut on various US television networks. ”American history is an important component to bridging the gap in cultural diversity, and stories that provide an informative reference point, especially for Black American history is how healing can take place for the past, present, and future. We are proud of all our documentaries and have taken the time to carefully select film works that will impact society in the long-term,” stated Founder and multi-media talent Princess AngeliqueMonét.
Lessons of Hayti *is nominated for Best Documentary Film along with *Forget Us Not* narrated by Ron Perlman, and *16 Acres*.
LESSONS OF HAYTI is a one hour documentary that examines the unique history of Black self-sufficiency and political power in the United States from its origins just following President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 up to the second inauguration of America’s first Black President 150 years later, and how that power has eroded since the Civil Rights era, leaving Black America in a current state of economic turmoil. As told by prominent historians, scholars, former Hayti residents, and a survivor of the Tulsa Riots of 1921, “The Lessons of Hayti,” details a history of Black success in America. Including the creation of 100 independent Black communities, nearly 100 Black Colleges and Universities, and wielding massive political power in the former Confederate States, all within 50 years of the end of slavery. ”The Lessons of Hayti” also examines the demise of these historic Black Communities over the last 100 years due to both racial violence and political backstabbing triggered by pivotal historic events including the landmark case “Plessy vs. Ferguson” in the 1898, the end of World War 1 in 1918, and the civil rights movement of the 1950’s and 60’s. For a complete line up of films please visit www.afiworldpeaceinitiative.org
*ALL FILM SCREENINGS ON NOV. 2ND AND NOV. 3RD158 Main Street – Guild Hall (John Drew Theatre)Tickets can be purchased on-line through www.afiworldpeaceinitiative.org or on-site at the Guild Hall box office.
Artisan Festival World Peace Initiative is a New York State fiscally sponsored 501c3 organization. Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative is comprised of mini-festivals representative of the Arts (Fine Art, Film, Fashion, Music, Theater) brought together under one umbrella to promote cultural diversity through the arts. Our goal is to bring such rich culture to each community we work with and encourage as much community support as possible to facilitate an understanding that we are a cultural arts organization seeking to add to the communities we serve while simultaneously assisting with peace efforts on a global scale.
“The mission of Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative is to bridge the gap in cultural diversity worldwide. By promoting culture other than ones own through film, art, fashion, theatre and music, one can begin to have an understanding and appreciation of others. This is the way to begin creating world peace,” stated Princess Angelique Monét, Festival Founder and Director.