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Spring Exhibitions ;)

What a whirlwind! Last week at the MoCADA Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair was so amazing; we met so many talented artists and new friends of #Blkgrlswurld.

As the Spring continues we have some books and prints coming up in groups shows.

#BlackArtMatters at the Carnegie Center for Art and History : February 3 – April 8, 2017
Exhibit Opening Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Curator, Daniel Pfalzgraf

“This is an exhibit born out of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, created to provide space for people to be seen and heard. This exhibition is about sharing histories and celebrate lives, and to encourage understanding and respect among neighbors.  In this moment in history, the Carnegie Center for Art & History felt a sense of urgency to share our space to highlight the work and vision of both local and national African American artists to bring national conversations to our space and community.” Press

Shifting: African American Women Artists and the Power of Their Gaze at The David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park

Thursday, March 2 – Friday, May 19, 2017 | featuring work by Christina Long, Faith Ringgold, Alison Saar, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, Deb Willis and many others 😀

Curators: Professor Curlee R. Holton, the David C. Driskell Center’s Executive Director, serves as the primary curator. He is assisted by the Driskell Center’s Deputy Director, Dorit Yaron.

Shifting explores how African American female artists turn their gaze on themselves and on other women. Not attempting to provide one answer, this exhibition serves as a platform for creating a dialogue around the questions: Whose gaze is it? Is the male gaze also the female gaze? Are women looking at themselves through the male gaze? “

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#Blkgrlswurld @ Brown Paper Zine Fair Jan. 28-29, 2017

Blkgrlswurld ZINE will be selling our latest editions and coloring books Jan, 28-29th, 2017 at the Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair for Black and PoC Artists. The free event takes place at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA). Details below.

MoCADA (80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY) – 1st and 4th Floors Free RSVP

We are also thrilled to participate in a panel dicsussion on Sunday during the zine fair, moderated by Kimberly Drew. Social Sunday: Black Ink Zine Panel Sunday, January 29, 2:30-4pm Free RSVP

3 Dot Zine presents its first installment of the Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair for Black and PoC Artists as a part of programming for Diagram of the Heart, by Glenna Gordon, currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA).

3 Dot Zine is a collaborative submission based zine founded by artist Devin N Morris in 2014 as a way to extend the reach of important dialogues Morris was having with his peers.Throughout his time participating in zine fairs and festivals in New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, he noticed a lack of Black and People of Color (PoC) representation within these environments, which stood in stark contrast to the diverse independent publishing communities Morris found himself apart of.

As such, the Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair was created to provide a space where the creative efforts of Black and PoC artists working in print mediums could be exposed and proliferated. Bringing together established zine makers, small presses, and artists working in print mediums to MoCADA, the fair asks each participant to seek out new and young artists to showcase their zines, or facilitate the production of their print-based work. In addition to encouraging young artists to use zines as a viable, independent avenue for sharing their work, this effort also acquaints young makers with the communities that fairs create.

The Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair will occupy multiple locations within the MoCADA building as the weekend boasts inclusive programming in the way of; the Women’s Healing Space, a writing workshop and a space for women to check in, be seen, heard and affirmed while in community with each other; a screening of #BlackGirlLit: Between Literature, Performance & Memory, a documentary exploring “black woman-ness” and the literary traditions that inform it, featuring artists Ayana Evans, Kal Gezahegn, Dell M. Hamilton, Tsedaye Makonnen, Helina Metaferia and Marceline Mandeng; Social Sunday: Black Ink, a panel discussion interrogating the world of self-publishing and the instance where inspiration leads to action; and more to be announced.


PARTICIPANTS:

3 Dot Zine
Blk Grls Wurld Zine
Brown & Proud Press
Brown Recluse Zine Distro
Codify Art
Collectiva Cosmica
DATE NIGHT
Endless Editions
La Chamba Press
La Liga Zine
Lambey Press
L’ENCHANTEUR
Maroon World
MoCADA Shop
Mohammed Fayez
No Shame Distro
Nontsikelelo Mutiti
Oxford Plain
PJ Gubatina Policarpio
RAFiA SANTANA
Red Hook Editions
True Laurels Magazine
Yellow Jackets Collective

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#Blkgrlswurld Radio Interview Now Online

Stream our interview with Papercuts Zine here>> http://clocktower.org/show/blkgrlswurld

Many thanks to Chris and Taylor of Paper Cuts Zine for inviting  us to share our love of metal music on Clocktower Radio 😀

Synopsis:

#BLKGRLSWURLD is a quarterly zine run by Christina Long and her younger brother and sister since 2013. As a trio of artists and writers they are known as Trifecta Studios. Being young African American metalheads sharing their love of the Metalcore music scene, they share footage from live shows and host open calls for art and prose. The zine is free to download online.

Born in Chicago and raised in Metro Detroit, Christina Long received her MFA in Printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012 and is also a violinist for NYC’s New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra. Being heavily involved in the Metal community for over a decade, she cares about promoting the many women of color who love heavy music genres. #HeavyGirlsLoveHeavyMusic

 

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Free Punk Show March 15, 2016 In Time Square feat. Screaming Females, Priests & Guardian Alien

Tonight #Blkgrlswurld ZINE will be selling copies of our latest print edition during the Primal Screams Zine fair and rock show. The event is free and our prints will be $5.00 😀

Quoted from Brooklyn Vegan:

Screaming Females, Priests, and Greg Fox’s Guardian Alien are set to play are playing an unusual show in NYC — at a movie theater in Times Square. Presented by Times Square Arts and Clocktower Productionsand the good folks at The Clocktower Gallery, this multimedia event is titled “Primal Screams” and happens at AMC Empire in Times Square on March 15, where their performances will be paired with experimental videos on the theater’s screen, making event unlike any other previous show these bands have played… The show is free but tickets have all been claimed, though you can join the waitlist — organizers say there will likely be additional spots. Screaming Females discuss the event on The Clocktower Gallery’s podcast and you can listen to that below. Priests, who recently played Brooklyn with Protomartyr, also have two NYC shows coming up this summer during their tour with Ought, where they’ll play Silent Barn on May 7 with Florist and Rough Trade on May 8 with Palberta. The Silent Barn show is sold out, but tickets for their Rough Trade show are still on sale.”

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Spring Zine Edition 4.2 Is Here!

#Blkgrlswurld Zine Spring Edition 4.2 is here and popping! The Zine is free to view, download or print 😀 On March 15, 2016 custom printed copies will be available for under $5.00 at the Primal Screams Punk Rock Show in Time Square \m/

A pdf version can be viewed here

Thanks so much to all of our friends, artists and supporters. Couldn’t do it without you!

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Source: Spring Zine Editon 4.2 Is Here!

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Joining the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra

On February 12th, 2016 I returned to the stage with the NASO orchestra after a looooong hiatus from public performances. Even though 2016 marks my 20th year playing classical violin, it was a fun and exhilarating challenge to formally be back within a group of 80 peers performing Prokofiev for a paying crowd at such a major NYC venue like Symphony Space 😀 I’m really thankful I found this orchestra and look forward to joining them on more shows for the Spring season. Many thanks to everyone who attended the performance!

With lots of practice and dedication, I’m hoping by next year to also perform publicly with my Mandolin as well.

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Submissions for #blkgrlswurld ZINE are Now Open.

We are a New York City based quarterly zine promoting Women in the metal scene.

For the Spring ’16 Edition 4.2 of #blkgrlswurld Zine share with us your music fandoms. What gets you geeked about the bands you love? Why go to live shows? Band you recommend most to others? Photos, drawings and prose welcome.

Please send your submissions with your social media handle or blog address to blkgrlswurld@gmail.com

Deadline is February 28, 2016 by 10 p.m ET

Check out the Fall 2015 edition 4.1 >> Zine Archive

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Zine booklet dimensions are half sheet 5.5in X 8.5in | Full Color CMYK

If your work is accepted to be in the Zine we’ll publish it on this site and on across our sites on Tumblr, Instagram and FB. Artists are credited throughout.

Copies are also available at NYC Zine Fests & delivered to local NYC rock venues in Manhattan’s East Village and Brooklyn’s Williamsburg & Bushwick neighborhoods 🙂

**Yes, this whole project is free and of no cost to you! All Zines are free to download and print out at home.**

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Last night’s phone chat…

Mom: I need you to draw me a picture of a nude Man and Woman, preferably in charcoal or graphite- in long strokes- I have a reference image.
Me: o.O Say what?
Mom: I need it for my bathroom remodel, the artwork I found in the store is $95, I know you can do it.
Me: And what makes you think I’d charge you any less?

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Artist talk w/ #blkgrlswurld July 18th, NYC

Head over to the Manhattan Graphics Center for an evening with Blkgrlswurld ZINE creator, Christina Long, MFA. For details please see http://www.manhattangraphicscenter.org/artisttalks.html

Saturday, 6:30–8:30 pm | Saturday, July 18 2015

Bio: Born in Chicago and raised in Metro Detroit, Christina Long received her MFA in Printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. Her art practice explores non-traditional printmaking through stop-motion animation, hand crafted artist books and wall mural installations. With a child-like desire for an imaginative landscape she plays with cultural mythologies to share her experiences with blackness, heavy music and illness. Being heavily involved in the metalcore music scene for over a decade, she cares about exposing its supposed lack of African American Female presence through a collabroative art zine known as #Blkgrlswurld.

Print by Christina Long, MFA
Print by Christina Long, MFA
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Black Women of Underground Music Unite In New Film

Check out this amazing new film, Challenging The White Gaze: Black Women in the Alternative Arts, produced by Laina Dawes, author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal  \m/

“Challenging the White Gaze is a recording of a discussion between black women musicians, journalists, visual and performing artists involved in alternative music and culture. After the release of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal the creation of a visual component to encourage black viewers who are struggling with their experiences being black in white-centric spaces that a community exists. More importantly, building a supporting environment where women could talk openly about their experiences – both the good and the painful – they’ve had within the metal, hardcore and punk scenes was imperative to building a community that over time, will expand to embrace other women other cities in North America.”

Participants:

Jennifer Cruté, Visual artist / graphic novelist

Militia Vox singer, Judas Priestess / solo artist

Ursula CP, Journalist / former editor, HearEvil.com

Ashley Denise MaGee, DJ Black Betty

Kali Holloway, Singer, Easy Lover

Dianca London Freelance music journalist

Cammy Simpson, Dancer

Christina Long, Founder, Blkgrlswurld.wordpress.com

Beatrice Demesier (Madame St. Beatrice), Singer
Off-camera:

Harriet Vinson, Journalist

Faith Pennick, filmmaker

Laina Dawes, Host / editor