Although I could not attend Diaspora: The Art of Blackness, which I posted about last week, Fly reader Chinye was kind enough to send over a few photos and a brief summary of the event. Thanks, Chinye!
The crisp Friday night weather in Chicago was a perfect excuse to be indoors admiring beautiful art. I attended Diaspora: The Art of Blackness which showcased photographs, paintings, and designs by African-American artists to celebrate the month of Black History.
Pulling up to the venue located within Chicago's meat packing district, I was totally unprepared for the striking art and beautiful people who awaited inside. Once I entered the space, I could see and hear DJ Mark Fullafla spinning old school hip hop and R&B classics reminiscent of the early 90s. In addition to the soul thumping music and creative energy flowing throughout the various rooms filled with people chatting and connecting, the featured exhibit itself was most importantly inspiring. Thumbs up for a truly fly event. -Chinye