Oklahoma City artist Ebony Iman Dallas’ new artwork “New History” will be available for auction during “A Celebration of Art and Culture” Friday at The Root. Image provided
The nonprofit Afrikanation Artists Organization USA is hosting “A Celebration of Art and Culture,” an art auction and benefit for youth at Hargeisa Children’s Orphanage and professional artists in Hargeisa, Somaliland/Somalia. The event will take place from 6 to 10 tonight at The Root, 3012 N Walker Ave, Suite B.
Afrikanation is on a mission to create mutual understanding and respect across diverse populations in the United States and Africa through art. Artists from California, Ethiopia, Haiti, Oklahoma, Somaliland, Somalia, South Africa and more will be selling their work in “A Celebration of Art and Culture.”
Visual artists participating in the art auction include Zena Carlota, Celeste Davis, Ebony Iman Dallas, Gay Pasley, Jack Fowler, Jasmine Jones, Kelly B. Rogers, Mandy Messina, Sam Douglas, Suzanne Thomas Justice and Victoria Willis. Artwork by youth at Hargeisa Children’s Orphanage also will be shared.
Marie Casimir will present a performance art piece, and Ebony Voices will share a live a storytelling piece. Grace Franklin and Trina Robinson will share poetry, and Tiffani Nicole will paint live. The event is aimed at adults.
A painting by artist Ahmed 4BY4 Arts in Hargeisa will be raffled during the evening.
Admission is $8 or a donation of art supplies. Funds raised will help to send art supplies from the 2016 Afrikanation Art Supply Donation Drive to Hargeisa. These art supplies will support youth at Hargeisa Children’s Orphanage and professional artists in the region.