Historical past and Artwork in Overtown: The Level Consolation Truthful + Present Miami Artwork Week

MIAMI – Hampton Artwork Lovers presents the Level Consolation Artwork Truthful + Present in Historic Overtown on the Historic Ward Rooming Home throughout Miami Artwork Week/Artwork Basel/Soul Basel 2023.

Level Consolation contains an artwork exhibition and the Indaba Lounge Sequence on the Historic Ward Rooming Home and Gardens. Sponsored by the Metropolis of Miami Southeast Overtown/Park West Neighborhood Revitalization Company & Artwork of Black (Better Miami Conference & Tourism Bureau), 100 Black Males of Florida, FIU-Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab, E11even Vodka and Duke + Dame Whiskey.

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Insurgent With out A Pause

Level Consolation Artwork Truthful + Present 2023 is a panoramic expertise of ART, CONVERSATIONS, and Neighborhood.

THEME: Be For the Tradition/Earlier than the Tradition: Celebrating Hip Hop’s Golden Jubilee, is a celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of hip hop.

We curated our truthful with works based mostly on the inspiration of this transformative cultural establishment with a permanent legacy that continues to change America and the planet. We inspired our invited artists to embrace the theme actually and create photographs of dignity.

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Subway Indicators – Musa Hixson

That includes the artwork of Basil Watson, Damien Mathis, Benford Stellmacher, Brandon Clarke, Tiffani Glenn, Phil Shung, Musa Hixson, Chris Clark, Rodney “Buck” Herring, William “King Pop” Floyd, Tommy the Animator, and Judy Bowman, within the Gardens @ The Historic Ward Rooming Home inside an 80×40 foot tent. We’re additionally honored to showcase a particular set up of work by Hon. George Clinton, Godfather of the Funk. Clinton is the Founding father of the Parliament Funkadelic and the harbinger of Hip-Hop’s musical basis.

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Dope As Me – Tiffany Glen

The identify “Level Consolation” is derived from the place in colonial Virginia the place the primary captives from the West African Kingdom of Ndongo (Angola) arrived in 1619. The individuals of Ndongo and different African tribes misplaced their native tongues and lots of of their traditions right here in America. By great adversity, remnants of those misplaced traditions proceed to precise themselves within the tune, dance, artwork, and crafts of immediately’s African-American neighborhood.

“Level Consolation Artwork Truthful + Present” celebrates these remnants. “We’re not simply promoting artwork”

The present is a curated, multi-dimensional expertise designed to inform the highly effective narrative of the African-American expertise by means of artwork and dialog. POINT COMFORT is a teachable second, designed to pique curiosity, share legacies and facilitate the acquisition of Black paintings. Level Consolation offers a platform for African-American masters of American high quality artwork on the largest artwork exposition in North America (Miami Artwork Week). Offering invaluable publicity to a global viewers of artwork professionals, collectors, lovers, and patrons of the humanities.

Our ART SHOW contains a historic assortment contained in the Historic Ward Rooming Home. In 2023, we are going to current “For the Folks: 700 the Arts” that includes African American artwork from the gathering of Miami-Dade Public Library. Hampton Artwork Lovers is delighted to showcase the works of Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Gene Tinnie, Al Loving, Jacob Lawrence, Bob Thompson, Walter Williams, and others.

Libraries use the Dewey Decimal Classification System to arrange gadgets of their collections by topic. The principle topics are given a three-digit quantity, The Arts are situated in 700–799. In accordance with the American Library Affiliation, “The humanities play a significant function in our capability to speak a broad spectrum of concepts to all individuals. Creating an understanding and appreciation of visible and performing arts promotes inventive literacy. Libraries ought to supply alternatives for the neighborhood to expertise artwork.”

For over forty years, Artwork Companies of the Miami Dade Public Library has acquired, developed, and maintained works for the Library’s everlasting assortment of over 2,200 artworks. Put in in 42 branches, it has earned nationwide respect as an essential reference assortment that chronicles social, cultural, and inventive change in Miami. Our native library has been on the forefront of Arts Advocacy in South Florida, a neighborhood that now hosts the biggest Artwork Truthful within the Western Hemisphere – Artwork Basel & Miami Artwork Week.

Indaba Lounge Sequence Level Consolation is a panoramic expertise of ART, CONVERSATIONS, and VIBES. Level Consolation’s Indaba Lounge Sequence brings individuals collectively in dialog by means of artwork. The phrase “Indaba” is Swahili for “come collectively” or “assembly of nice minds”.

Our Indaba Lounge Sequence contains our Opening Reception, Artwork Talks, musical vibes curated by musicologists Fly Man & Six Millz, “Bespoke Motor Gallery: Artwork Rigs and Rugged Magnificence” , our curated immersive automotive exhibit in entrance of the Historic Ward Rooming Home.

Pre-Basel Occasions

  • Fri | Dec 01 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

For the Folks: 700 The Arts | First Friday Mixer Celebrating the African-American Artwork Assortment of Miami-Dade Library Hosted by Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Affiliation. Sounds Curated by Six Millz – The Remix Sponsored by Southeast Overtown / Park West CRA

  • Solar | Dec 03 | 12 pm – 2 pm

“Morning of the Rooster: Clever Conversations about Human Trafficking” Hosted by The Hyperlinks Included (Dade County Chapter) & Quest Freedom-Sponsored by Hampton Artwork Lovers


Fri | Dec 01 | 04:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Thu | Dec 07 | 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Fri | Dec 08 | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sat | Dec 09 | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Solar | Dec 10 | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM


  • Thu | Dec 07 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Indaba Lounge Sequence | Level Consolation Opening Reception (Black Social gathering)Sounds Curated by Six Millz Hosted by 100 Black Males of South Florida

  • Fri | Dec 08 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Indaba Lounge Sequence | Artist Discuss Hip-Hop’s Enduring Legacy to Visible Artwork That includes the Artists of Level Consolation with Dr. William Boone, Chair of Liberal Research – Winston-Salem State College-Introduced by Hampton Artwork Lovers

  • Fri | Dec 08 | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Indaba Lounge Sequence | Artist Discuss BPM: Beats, Pics & Masters with Rahsaan “Fly Man” Alexander with Dr. James Peterson, President of Hip Hop Students, Inc.- Introduced by Hampton Artwork Lovers

  • Fri | Dec 08 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Indaba Lounge Sequence | Mixer: Sound Sculptures Sound Curated by Fly Man & Pals Hosted by the Zeta Nu Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

  • Sat | Dec 09 |3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

That includes the Artists of Level Consolation with Dr. Li Sumpter – Moore School of Artwork & Design-Introduced by Hampton Artwork Lovers

  • Sat | Dec 09 | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Indaba Lounge Sequence | Artist Discuss: Artwork and Public Areas-Oscar Fuentes, Miami-Dade Public Library-Christopher Norwood, Hampton Artwork Lovers Moderated by Rebecca Friedman of FIU – Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab

  • Sat | Dec 09 |6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Indaba Lounge Sequence | Artwork + Social Justice – Rediscovering Black Portraiture-Introduced by South Florida Folks of Colour

  • Sat | Dec 09 | 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Indaba Lounge Sequence | Artwork + Hip Hop Closing Reception-Sounds Curated by Six Millz (Uncommon Grooves)Hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc., Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter

  • Solar | Dec 10 | 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Indaba Lounge Sequence | Hampton Artwork Lovers Presents: “Bespoke Motor Gallery: Artwork, Rigs and Rugged Magnificence “Hosted by Miami Jeep Pull-Up

  • Solar | Dec 10 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Indaba Lounge Sequence | Artwork + Vogue Vogue Artwork by Tatiana Gabriel Assortment  Hosted by Tatiana