Liberated Muse social network member, Gemini Visions and her company Authentic Contemporary Art and several co-sponsors will be partnering with Lil SoSo Productions and the Alliance Française de Washington (http://www.francedc.org/) to celebrate the influence of African Americans in France with the multi-media arts event: When Harlem Came to Paris, Saturday, February 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. This event celebrates the rich history and culture of Black American writers, artists and musicians who came to Paris from the 1920s and 1930s, the period often referred to as the Harlem Renaissance. The event will be held at the Alliance Française de Washington and will feature food, music and performances by local musicians, actors, and actresses in character, depicting the sounds and personalities of the era. A Silent Charity Art Auction will be held simultaneously during the event. This will be the second year that LiL SoSo and the Alliance will be co-sponsoring this event.
Entry Guidelines & Requirements
Authentic Contemporary Art will provide coordination of the visual art aspect of the event.Each artwork submitted must represent the artist’s interpretation of the influence of African American culture on the visual art, music, literary or social scene in Paris during the 1920s/1930s. The work may be abstract or representational.Themes may include:African influences on art and culture of ParisCafé scenes of Paris in the 1920s and 1930sNightclub and Entertainment of Paris in the 1920s and 1930s