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Calling All Artists, Poets, Writers and bloggers – Help Haiti and get published


Help Haiti

Help Haiti

Call for submission open to poets, writers, journalists, bloggers and graphic artists from all backgrounds and origins. We invite you to write in solidarity for Haiti. You can send us poems, song lyrics, short stories, opinion pieces, drawings, paintings or photographs. The work must be about or inspired by Haiti, its people and its culture.

The entries shortlisted will be made into a book. Proceeds of the book sales will be donated to Lambi Haiti Fund. A book launch will take place in London, with writers & poets invited to read excerpts of the book.

Submission deadline: Thursday 18 March

Guidelines:

Please send poems of 1000 words max. Short pieces of prose should be 2500 words max. Include a short bio about yourself and or a link to your blog. Documents must be sent as an attachment in .doc format. You can submit up to 3 different pieces

Drawings / paintings / photographs: send a high resolution picture in a jpeg or gif format. They can be in colour or in Black and White. B&W will be used in the internal pages of the book, colour will be used for the cover.

Upon agreeing to publication, catchavibe.co.uk and Black Londoners acquires first rights and retains the right to archive the work for an indefinite period. The author retains all the rights upon publication.

We accept only original, non published work, no reprints.

All submissions and info requests must be sent to: wordforhaiti@googlemail.com

There is no fee involved as this is a charity project.

Submission deadline: Thursday 18 March.

The collection will be edited by catchavibe.co.uk and published by Black Londoners, as part of year-long programme of charity events organised under the umbrella

Black Londoners Appeal for Haiti.

More info on:
http://www.catchavibe.co.uk/black-londoners-appeal-for-haiti/8025/

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Show honours African-American artists


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A powerful collection of works by some of the leading African-American artists is on display at the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.

The exhibit, called “Distinguish Visions, Timeless Traditions,” came about when Calvin Mims, art services coordinator for the council, discovered that a number of art collectors in town have works of some of the nation’s most important black artists. They allowed the Arts Council to borrow their pieces.

I have chosen to focus on the late Dr. John Biggers, whom I admire. I interviewed him several times. He visited here occasionally because his wife, Hazel, is a native of Fayetteville.

Dr. Biggers was born in Gastonia in 1924. His grandmother had been a slave. As a boy, he helped his mother, a laundress, by rising early to build fires under large black pots of water. As a teenager, he was up early to light furnaces at the high school he attended. He said this work influenced his paintings the rest of his life.

In 1993, Biggers showed his work at the Fayetteville Museum of Art. While here, he generously gave his time to talk to young art students from local colleges.

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Pioneering African American Cartoonists


During the segregated years of the 1900 through 1960s America, the Black Press offered comic strips that featured African American heroes & heroines in a wide variety of life situations. These characters were not confined to gritty ‘inner-city’ stories, poor ‘ghetto’ life or as one dimensional comic relief as today .

Just as the ‘mainstream’ carried illustrated sports features, the Black press also had sports graphic. Often the illustrations were created by a staff artist, but there were those who specialized in this art form & were syndicated nationally.

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Often unmentioned in most comic histories as if it were of no consequence, is the work of over a dozen cartoonists & the sports features they produced.

Here is your opportunity to not only see what as done, but learn a bit about the artist who created it.

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