The growing Black Age movement offers many opportunities for you to get your Black on.
In various markets creativity, culture & commerce converge in this exciting force of appreciation and expression. Black is a flavor. Just as Thai, Mexican or Jamaican are amazing cuisine flavors. The Black Age of Comics Movement is cooking up a storm of tasty treats for you and many more.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Writers share their literary works during short lively and informative book talks. Eleanor Hart, Cory Hall and others
4:00 p.m. Third World Press Author Showcase
Meet authors from the most successful publisher of Black literature.
5:00 p.m. Fiction by Another Name
Curtis Crisler, The Dreamist
Nnedi Okorafor , Akata Witch
Turtel Onli, Black Age of Comics
Special note: Following the discussion there will be a special presentation honoring Nnedi Okorafor, PhD for celebrating the African tradition in her literary works.
With four annual events in great locations such as Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, and Philadelphia it would be expected that the growing Black Age movement would lend itself to tourism. Starting in Chicago where we visit landmarks, take party cruises, eat Chicago's unique cuisine along with learning about historic sites, you can have fun, leisure, and fun all while doing your Black Age thing.
Chicago's Mayor Rham Emmanual meets "The Father of the Black Age", Turtel Onli, at the amazingly sophisticated Annual Awards Gala produce by the DuSable Museum in Chicago. Art Star Mshindo Kuumba I looks on.
ONLI STUDIOS hosts a monthly open house at its Bridgeport Art Center location on the third Friday of every month. This emerging destination in the Bridgeport area of Chicago is a few minutes form the home of the Chicago White Sox' Cellular Field. This majestic studio/warehouse building features a world class outdoor sculpture garden along with other creative professionals.
There is a rack of Black Age products at one of the few park-district based museums in the United States. This being located in the Trading Post Gift Shop of the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago near the University of Chicago at 56th & South Cottage Grove. In fact, The Black Age's founder, Turtel Onli, designed a bench that is on permanent display and use at the Navy Pier based Chicago Children's Museum.
Currently the Chicago based annual Black Age event is a museum based event that is part of the DuSable Museum's Annual Arts & Crafts Festival which draws thousands of art and culture lovers for a weekend of art, crafts, products, music and dance.
Watch for more information about the tourism possibilities connected with this growing movement of exciting and intelligent culture, creativity, & commerce.
Rumor has it the ONLI STUDIOS is planning a Black Age Caribbean Tour along with a Paris,France excurstion. Onli was inspired, in part, to launch the Black Age due to his experiences woking as an illustrator in Paris France.
Atlanta, Detorit & Philadelphia are making similar plans.