Saturday, February 13, 2016

Ikins...Berry...Ikins...Berry...Ikins

Rachel Z. Ikins  (Photo Provided)
Catch up with this multi-talented creative artist whose words and images have the power to captivate and intrigue.  Discover Rachael Ikins and go beyond her talent as she shares who she is and why with bill berry in aaduna's next featured "Conversation"

 


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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Just can't get enough of bill berry!?




I guess we all like it better when bill goes underground and pursues his out of the public eye hibernation.  And yet, he has become somewhat of a "in the moment" media darling, and a willing and active participant we might add, in promoting the BLACKOUT racist memorabilia exhibition at ArtRage in Syracuse, NY. 

Now, do you think his availability to the media is because it is his collection or is there a more profound objective such as trying to shift the public's thinking pertaining to matters of race and culture that he is pushing?  You decide.  All we know is that homeboy has another print interview that just came out and we may share that article in another posting...maybe! 

Here is the link to a short radio interview and make sure you see the slideshow that is part of the reporter's narrative:

http://waer.org/post/artrage-exhibit-features-artifacts-distorted-perceptions-african-americans


Now...Lisa Brennan prepared a short slideshow/video clip to document the opening reception on Saturday, February 6, 2016 especially for folks who were not able to attend, as well as for aaduna documentation purposes.  While the clip may not adequately show it, the official gallery count of 173 attending guests is pretty cool for a Saturday evening before Super Bowl Sunday in upstate New York. 


CLICK HERE to watch video or view directly below




Thank you Lisa for your dedicated work and "eye."



bill berry with friend, Roy Sowers of Rochester, NY


Since bill is too busy with his "fans" to say it, we will carry on his closing tradition.


"Stay creative."





Enjoy photos below of aaduna board members and friends.

Dr. Walt Aikman, (aaduna BOD) and bill berry
Cynthia Aikman and Sheila Applegate (aaduna BOD)

Dr. Walt Aikman and Sally Wood Winslow (aaduna board advisor)






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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Poku shares...

the woman behind the woman.  Catherine Poku explores her life with honesty and a willingness to explore all life facets that makes her who she is...writer, mother, poet.  

Catherine Poku, aaduna featured author/poet, Spring 2015 issue


Enjoy Catherine's Conversation with bill berry, jr.:


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Friday, February 5, 2016

bill berry, jr. and his collection....provocative, thought provoking, stimulus for the intellect!



aaduna's publisher, bill berry, jr. will share his private collection of racist memorabilia (pertaining to African Americans) with the public starting tomorrow, Saturday, February 6th at ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Avenue in Syracuse, NY.   The exhibition will run through March 19, 2016 and berry will give a 7 PM gallery talk on March 10th at Art Rage.

Here is the link to the article in Auburn, NY's local paper, The Citizen:


http://auburnpub.com/lifestyles/artrage-gallery-to-showcase-auburn-man-s-collection-of-racist/article_861a3076-5e83-5609-83cf-f8cf13e0bb93.html 




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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Janet Mason talks...

Janet Mason (Photo Provided)

Read the enticing conversation that bill berry had with Janet Mason earlier this month:  aaduna.org/conversations/


 Enjoy Janet Mason’s fiction, “The Mother,” in aaduna’s summer/fall 2015 issue:


http://aaduna.org/summerfall2015/fiction/janet-mason/

 

 

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

NAKHID talks to bill berry

"Intelligent, caring, kind" are words that easily describe Peter Nakhid. Get to know him!

Peter Nakhid    (Photo provided)


Read his Conversation now available on aaduna's website at http://www.aaduna.org/conversations/


View Peter Nakhid’s photography exhibit featured in aaduna’s Penalver Gallery in the spring 2015 issue : http://aaduna.org/spring2015/gallery/the-penalver-gallery/

 

 

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

This ain’t “Empire,” “The Revenant,” or even “Game of Thrones”…this is REAL life!

I am willing to bet that if we were able to transition the coming “Conversations” to a televised program, our stories would be compelling, factual, and raw documentaries rather than screenplay contrived soap operas, reality series, or made for TV dramas.   


Simply, aaduna provides the platform for real people to chat unscripted and unedited with no advanced knowledge of questions or comments.  And these conversationalists represent the life journeys that you and I and others go through or have gone through on any given day or night.


It is always enriching and confirming to hear, bear witness to, and embrace the truth as articulated by other people that we may never meet.  The universality of experiences becomes the resting place where we can find solace, advice, or validation.  Think of “Conversations” as honest exchanges between two people.  You get the opportunity to witness and read a chat…an exchange…a sharing…a conversation, and then are able to re-capture and analyze what you just read whenever you want to.    


Don’t miss the 2016 “Conversations” series.  The “talk” is intriguing.  And I suspect you will be disappointed when the chat ends; when the conversation is over, and you are left wanting more because you did not get enough!!!


Think I am kidding? 


Here’s the schedule.  Make your own decision.  Starting on  Sunday, January 24th, Go to www.aaduna.org click on Conversations 




Peter Nakhid, aaduna Spring 2015 issue


Peter Nakhid     [New Orleans, LA]
January 24 - 30 


Janet Mason, aaduna Fall /Winter 2015 issue

Janet Mason     [Philadelphia, PA]
January 31 - February 6



Rachael Ikins, aaduna Fall/Winter 2015 issue

Rachael Ikins     [Baldwinsville, NY]
February 7 - 13


Catherine Poku, aaduna Spring 2015 issue

Catherine Poku     [Windsor, Ontario, CA]
February 14 - 20 


Robert Bharda (Ward), aaduna Fall/Winter Issue 2015

Robert Bharda (Ward)     [Seattle, WA]
February 21 - 27 


Marc Regan, aaduna Spring 2015 issue

Marc D. Regan     [Northern California]
February 28 - March 5 




Conversations with Raymond Nat Turner, Quiana Katumu, Eloísa Pérez-Lozano will be featured in mid-March through April.




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