2 New NYC Exhibitions in February
2 New NYC Exhibitions in February

Exhibition #1
BRIDGING BOUNDARIES: Redefining Diaspora

Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 2014
6:30 – 9:30pm
Where: Postcrypt Art Gallery
Located in the basement of St. Paul's Chapel on the
Columbia University Morningside campus

Margaret Rose Vendryes’ new portrait, Punu Janelle African Diva (shown left), is being exhibited for the first time. The exhibition features 10 selected Columbia University student artists alongside 10 mentoring visual artists based in the Harlem area presenting conversations about racial and cultural identity in the African Diaspora.

Exhibition #2
The African Diva Project:
Paintings by Margaret Rose Vendryes

Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: The Miller Gallery
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY

The exhibition is a series of famed album covers by iconic Black female divas redesigned and re-imagined to question the role of race and gender in contemporary Black communities. The exhibit is the work of Professor Margaret Rose Vendryes, artist and Distinguished Lecturer of Fine Arts and Director of the Fine Arts Gallery at York College. It speaks to the evolving views on beauty, especially as it relates to gender and race.