Artist Margaret Rose Vendryes and the African Divas are in three concurrent exhibitions
3 Exhibitions: New York and Minneapolis

ART & SOUL of the Southeast Queens Community
This outdoor exhibition examines the role of race and gender in contemporary African and African American communities. Art & Soul of the Southeast Queens Community showcases local Queens’ artists Margaret Rose Vendryes’ and Dominique Sindayiganza’s photographs and paintings of young girls and women within contemporary society.

When: Through September 2014
Where: Parsons Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue (Queens, NYC)

IN HER SKIN: Celebrating Women
Eight female artists share what it's like to be IN HER SKIN and present the beauty, talent, flawlessness and lovely imperfections of women.

Exhibiting Artists: Amy Theard, Beatrice Lebreton, Brittani Sensabough, Capucine Bourcart, Kennedy Yanko, Makeba Rainey, Margaret Rose Vendryes and Marthalicia Matarrita

When: Through May 18, 2014
Wednesday - Friday: Noon to 6pm and SAT-SUN: Noon to 5pm
Where: La Maison D'Art, 259 W. 132nd Street between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, NY 10030

Eight Paintings from the African Diva Project are featured in this exhibition. A video interview with Vendryes and Essence Magazine’s Editorial Projects Director Patrik Henry Bass is also on view.

When: Through May 30, 2014
Monday - Friday: 8am to 6pm and Saturday - Sunday: 10am-2pm
Where: Obsidian Arts Center, 3501 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Images shown, left to right: Sowei RuPaul (detail), Billie, The Masquerade is Over (detail), Gbagba Eartha (detail)