Friday, January 24, 2014

Alpha Kappa Alpha & Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, I attended the Twenty-Ninth Commemorative Concert in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. andDelta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and hosted by my church, Trinity Baptist Church. 

Featuring Guest Artist Prince Namatai Nyatanga, CAGO, DipABRSM, a nativ of Zimbabwe, is studing in the United States.  O his numerous awards and successes, he was awarded a scholarship to attend the First Annual Conductor's Workshop with the former New York Philharmonic conductor Maurice Peress and Donald Portnoy.  And in March 2014, Prince will be awarded his Associateship diploma in organ performance from the Royal College of Organists in London.

Me and Prince Namatai Nytanga

Also featured was Grace Ensemble.  A choral group from Poly High School of Long Beach (Snoop Dog's High School).  The multi-ethnic group is comprised of African American, Cambodian and Filipino freshmen to senior students.  Lori Grace is the conductor.

There was also the combined voices of The Delta Sigma Theta Choraliers, Mrs. Danellen Jospeh, Director; The Alpha Kappa Alpha Chorus, Dr. Hansonia Caldwell-Harriford, Director; The Male Chorus of Los Angeles, Mr. Perry Hayes, Director.  Perry Hayes, organ and piano; Carolyn Kimble-Singleton, piano; Hansonia Caldwell-Harriford, piano; Alpha Snell, piano.

The music was beautiful.  I had a delighful evening.  Thank you!!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

R' Riial's Princess Birthday Party!

Below are "a few photos" from   "Princess R. Riial's Birthday Party". 
 FUN!!  FUN!!  FUN!!

Princess R'Riial arriving at her birthday party
with her Mother and Father!

Guests were treated to carriage rides.

                          Beautiful balloon entrance in the shape of a bridge


The Royal Candy Bar!

Prince and Princess party favors

Royal cake table

Royal Cake!

The birthday girl changed into Versace,
from "head to toe".


photos by:  eve

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Pantone's Color of the Year 2014

Radiant Orchard is Pantone's color of the year.  A combination of purple, fushia and pink, Radiant Orchard is being used in fashion, home interiors and art.  My three favorites!  Below are "a few photos".




Photos by:  Pantone
               "Floor 24 Designs"

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Domonique's "Otis College of Art & Design" Catalog Cover

Congratulations to my niece, Domonique, for having her artwork chosen to grace the cover of Otis College of Art and Design's Spring Catalog!  Otis is one of Los Angeles' premier art and design schools.  A private institution since 1918, Otis offers BFA and MFA degrees in fine art, graphic design, fashion design, digital media, and more.

Domonique's self caricature portrait is bright, happy and colorful just like she is!  She's been drawing and making art since she was a little girl.  At the age of nineteen, Dominique has received several art scholarships and internships, including one at Disney.  

Domonique has an exceptional future as an artist.  The world is watching and and I'm sooo excited for her.   Ummm... think I'll order a few catalogues from Otis :)

photo by:  Domonique Brown