The biggest thing in September: Neptune Festival!
We’ve been too busy to keep this page updated. The focus has shifted to Kupendiza events. See the Kupendiza EVENTS page for the most up-to-date information on when and where we’ll be.
The biggest thing in August: SpiritFest 2017!
No upcoming events for the moment. We are headed to New York City’s Javitz Center at the end of the month for Coterie, the big fashion trade show, where we will show Kupendiza wares and make friends in the industry. We will also be floating samples from a new buiness partner, Le Look Bags of Nigeria.
We are especially pleased with Le Look’s new line of bags featuring batik print images from the work of Nigerian artist and activist, Tunde Odunlade – like the one in our featured image, above.
Meet up with Kupendiza and Tunde Odunlade Dec. 1-3 at the African Studies Association 59th Annual Meeting. It’s at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, D.C. The topic: Imagining Africa at the Center: Bridging Scholarship, Policy, and Representation in African Studies. We’ll be in the exhibit hall. http://www.Kupendiza.com #Kupendiza
Fundraiser for Black Women Playwrights Group To Feature Theatre, Jazz, Art, and Shopping
The 2016 Black Women Playwrights Group fundraiser Friday-Sunday, November 4-6 will offer a moveable feast of jazz, art, and shopping. The 3-day event features staged readings from playwrights’ recent works from the Steve Allen Project along with an appearance by jazz singer Changamire, both at JACS. Then, weekend-long shopping with India Hicks accessories, Kupendiza handbags, and Dragonfly Vintage collectibles. Some fine art and fabric art will be shown. All participants will donate 10% of proceeds to BWPG.
Please come out and support BWPG, the organization that nurtures and promotes the critical voice of women of color writing for drama.
A MoCo Holiday Party
eWomen Network of Montgomery County’s Holiday Extravaganza at the Lakewood Country Club in Rockville, Maryland on Thursday, November 10, 11-2 p.m. will be a zinger! Kupendiza will be there along with a host of other Montgomery County entrepreneurs.
#AfricaStyle with ASA and Tunde Odunlade
At the African Studies Association 59th Annual Meeting in D.C. from December 1-3, Tunde Odunlade’s gorgeous batik quilt tapestry titled “Sunshine on the Village Square” will grace the cover of the meeting program. The tapestry tells the story of the city of Ile Ife, the cradle of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. The ASA conference is titled “Imagining Africa at the Center: Bridging Scholarship, Policy, and Representation in African Studies.” It will be at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel. Kupendiza will be showing in the exhibit hall.
Three Artists: One Venue
Artists Talk w/Caryl & Tunde
Friday, September 12 from 7-9 p.m. at Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. Talk will feature visual artists Caryl Henry and Tunde Odunlade to talk process, media, and the evolution of their technique from old-school silkscreen to digital printing.
Charms Workshop: A Hands-On Creative Fun Fest
Artist Caryl Henry welcomes friends and guests to Charms: A Hands On Creative Fun Fest! on Friday, September 19 from 7-10:30 p.m. at Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. Charms are visual affirmations of your thoughts and dreams! It will be a relaxed evening in a safe place to let your creativity fly! Registration fee: $25, includes all supplies. BYOB: bring your own beverage. Please register here!
Culture Coffee: Tunde Odunlade
The newest works from Nigerian artist and musician Tunde Odunlade will show at Culture Coffee and art gallery, 709 Kennedy Street NW, Washington, D.C. Please join us Friday, October 3, 2014 from 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception. The exhibit will be shown throughout the month of October.