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JCAL Black History Month Presents: PUBLIC ART, Standing Ovation: African Diva Project

02/09/19 through 03/25/19

Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC)

153-10 Jamaica Ave. Map

718-658-7400


09-02-2019 12:00:00 25-03-2019 12:00:00 America/New_York JCAL Black History Month Presents: PUBLIC ART, Standing Ovation: African Diva Project The outdoor art installation Standing Ovation: African Diva Project in Queens celebrates some of the biggest black female singers in entertainment. Standing Ovation is part of Margaret’s larger ongoing series, The African Diva Project, created to reconnect Black art, music, and performance to its African roots. Standing Ovation is comprised of select figures taken from The African Diva Project, printed to life-size, and installed on the Jamaica Performing Arts Center lawn. “This installation represents a selection of popular African American women soloists whose songs and celebrity have touched many lives. The black women behind these masks are entertainers given high spiritual and ritual significance. As African Divas, they become powerful representatives of changing times shouldered with the support and grace of ancestral Africa.” –Margaret Rose Vendryes http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=353807 Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC)

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The outdoor art installation Standing Ovation: African Diva Project in Queens celebrates some of the biggest black female singers in entertainment. Standing Ovation is part of Margaret’s larger ongoing series, The African Diva Project, created to reconnect Black art, music, and performance to its African roots. Standing Ovation is comprised of select figures taken from The African Diva Project, printed to life-size, and installed on the Jamaica Performing Arts Center lawn.

“This installation represents a selection of popular African American women soloists whose songs and celebrity have touched many lives. The black women behind these masks are entertainers given high spiritual and ritual significance. As African Divas, they become powerful representatives of changing times shouldered with the support and grace of ancestral Africa.” –Margaret Rose Vendryes

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