2:00 PM14:00

DuSable Museum: Diasporal Rhythms Artist Talk


Participating Artists

  • Russell Harris

  • Pearlie Taylor

  • David Anthony Geary

  • Cesar Conde

  • Christine LaRue

  • Candace Hunter

  • Arthur Wright

  • Paul Branton

  • Gerald Griffin

  • Martha Wade

  • Tony Smith

DuSable Museum
Love Affair Continues
15 Year Anniversary Exhibit 


Discover the creative process and influences of some of the amazing Artists featured in Diasporal Rhythms

December 22
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
DuSable Museum of African American History

Come out and join enjoy the artists in the Diasporal Rhythms Exhibition 

Admission is FREE

Please any questions to D. E. Simmons - 

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to Mar 29

Noyes Cultural Arts Center | Evanston IL

"Images of Inspiration & Hope," A Black History Month Exhibition

On display in the 2nd Floor Gallery of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center from Sunday, January 29 through Wednesday, March 29.

The opening reception will be held Sunday, February 12 from 2-5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

This exhibit features three artists:

Martha A. Wade is an award-winning visual artist from Chicago who has always carried a deep passion for art making. Her painting style utilizes whimsical themes of fantasy and hope to portray cultural historical themes in a positive tone.

Reisha Williams is a Chicago-based contemporary fine arts photographer and painter. She creates images holistically by combining conception, styling photography, collage and found objects.

Anthony Porter’s current art medium of choice is drawing and painting, with a strong emphasis in portraiture, using a rendering process with pastels. His figures are African-American Civil Rights advocates who have made sacrifices, and show bravery and courage for the betterment of all people.

For more information, please view the gallery page here.

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to Jan 8

AMFM Gallery Grand Opening

In honor of the new AMFM space in Pilsen, and the generous support of the community, AMFM Gallery is throwing a HUGE thank you and grand opening party featuring performances from some of their favorites throughout the night, a visual tribute to our AMFM journey, food, drinks, and as always, those good amfm vibes.  Martha Wade is one of the featured artists for the grand opening. 

This is not a pop up, this is rooted and real. Come kick back in the new AMFM space and check out our new gallery, co-working space and shop area all in one! We can't wait to open our doors and celebrate with you.

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to Nov 13

HFAS - Chicago

Martha will exhibit at the HFAS - Chicago
Location TBA

The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) is the largest traveling African Diasporic art show in the United States. Since its inception in 2009, HFAS has had over 80,000+ visitors, traveled to 10+ cities as well as showcased 100+ artists and galleries. 

Inspired by the Harlem Renaissance, HFAS provides a platform for African Diasporic visionaries as well as American visual artists to exhibit and sell their artwork. The Harlem Fine Arts Show has also created economic empowerment, educational opportunities, and professional recognition within the multicultural community.

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to Nov 13

Childhood Dreams + Conquered Fears

In Martha's newest body of work, she depicts images of children with spirit animals in the series titled Childhood Dreams & Conquered Fears

The message speaks to the strength of children who are often fearless, and at the same time encourages us to hold on to our innocence.

The show will open in October.

Details to come!

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to Oct 30

I, Be.

Identity is both the lens and filter by which we see and experience ourselves. Although variables such as gender, popular culture, environment, and heritage may inform how one initially constructs a sense of who they are, time and experience naturally evolves this initial imprint into a more complex structure. How does this internal “portrait” of oneself affect the way we process our lives, society, and our families? How does it affect our rate of consumption, our health, and our safety?

Highlighting the multiple dimensions and narratives that determine and influence our personal, political, and social self-awareness, identity resurfaces in truth as more than simply an internal or external dialogue by which we govern ourselves. It is the key platform by which we reveal determine a sense of place, power, and most importantly, peace.

Elephant Room Gallery (Bridgeport)
2727 S Mary St.
hicago, Il 60608

Opening Reception
September 16 from 6-9pm
On view through October 29, 2016

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12:00 PM12:00

Silver Room Block Party + 100 Canvases Exhibition

Silver Room Block Party
The Silver Room's 13th Annual Sound System Block Party
"A 100 Canvases for Freedom, Love, Joy & Peace" Art Exhibition

Opening Reception
The Silver Room
Friday, July 15th 2016 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
1506 E. 53rd Street, Chicago IL

Block Party
The Silver Room Sound System Block Party, started in 2002, celebrates cultural diversity through expression, music and art, and is a free event organized by The Silver Room and owner, Eric Williams along with Ron Trent. Once a quaint affair for friends and family of The Silver Room, the event has grown into a vibrant and diverse, all-ages, neighborhood gathering and continues to be a platform for famed and up-and-coming artists from the Chicago-land area.

This year, we're proud to partner with Downtown Hyde Park Chicago to present the 13th Annual Silver Room Sound System Block Party on Saturday, July 16th, 2016. For residents and visitors alike, Downtown Hyde Park is not simply a commercial corridor found in any Chicago neighborhood, Downtown Hyde Park is its own small town - embracing and supporting a rich blend of shopping, dining, cultural attractions and business services - that invites those who walk its streets to experience the neighborhood's storied history of eclecticism, warmth and individuality.

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to Jun 19

Harlem Fine Arts Show - Atlanta

Harlem Fine Arts Show - Atlanta

National Center for Civil and Human Rights
100 Ivan Allen Jr Boulevard NW
Atlanta GA 30313

Wednesday June 15th (Opening Night)      
Event hosted by Emerging 100 Black Men (6pm-9pm)

Thursday June 16th
Open to the Public (10am- 5pm)
Event hosted by  Bronze Film Festival & Peachtree Street Project (6pm-9pm)

Friday June 17th
Open to the Public (10am- 5pm)
Private Event (6pm-9pm)

Saturday June 18th
Open to the Public (10am- 5pm)
Fundraiser (6pm-9pm)

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5:00 PM17:00

SSCAC 51st Annual Art Auction


South Side Community Art Center
51st Annual Art Auction

Saturday - May 21, 2016
5:00pm - 7:00pm

School of the Art Institute
MacLean Ballroom
112 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago Il 60603

The auction is a highly anticipated arts event in Chicago, one that provides experienced and novice collectors an opportunity to purchase fine art. Monies raised at the auction enables the SSCAC to continue its mission of preserving, conserving and promoting African American art. Our honorary chairs, Amina Dickerson, Veranda Dickens and Phillip Scott.

This prestigious event will also recognize and honor artists Joyce Owens and Martha Wade for their generous contributions to the continuing legacy of the SSCAC. 

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to May 21

G!9 After Dark

The G!9 After Dark Art Series is a new creative concept that introduces new, emerging, and established artists in an intimate space.  This event compels both the attending visitors and artists involved to interact socially and creatively.  Filled with paintings, selected music, and complimentary appetizers, this event is designed to stimulate new creative ideas and connect both the trendy and traditional generations in a colorful, vibrant and hip space.

Celebrating the 2nd year in business, Galleryna19 is a trendy boutique art gallery that sits along the Oak Park Art District, which spans nine blocks along Harrison Street.  This stylishly minimalist gallery exhibits emerging, mid-career and established artists creating contemporary works of paper, painting, mixed media, and fine art photography.

Friday - May 20, 2016
19 Harrison Street

Oak Park IL 60304

Cover: $9.00 || @galleryna19 || @melloedrama

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