I just received the following Facebook reminder from BlackDollShows.com:
Hi Everyone! This is the final reminder that the New York Black Doll and Art Show occurs this Saturday, July 10th at the beautiful Riverside Church, South Hall in New York City.dbg ◦
It is with great pride that we bring you an eclectic mix of some of the nation's top black doll and art notables and rising stars. For example, confirmed for this show are:
* Goldie Wilson (Original Dolls by Goldie)
* Patricia Coleman-Cobb (Patricia Coleman-Cobb)
* Tanya Montegut (Dolls by MonTQ)
* Carole Brothers (Agape Dolls)
* Diana Stanley (Skykay Dolls)
* Tonya Dyce (Painted Threads)
* Beverly Flowers (Black Dolls From the Past)
* Daisy Carr (Daisy Carr's Crafts)
* Sharon Alexander (Afro Vintage)
* Willie Mitchell (Willie Mitchell Designs)
* Joyce Stroman and Minnie Curry (Art-Zee Sistas Art Dolls and Crafts)
* Lorna Paris (Lorna Paris)
And that's just a fraction of the wonderful artists and retailers who will be in attendance!
Another wonderful thing about this show is you will find merchandise that fits a wide range of budgets, including yours. All gift-givers, enthusiasts and collectors will be able to shop for beautiful, cherishable and affordable pieces. Yeah, we've got you covered!
When you wake up Saturday morning please consider bringing your children, grand children, nieces, nephews, cousins and even the neighbors kids to experience a room full of dolls and art reflective of the African diasporan body, image and form. Help children appreciate others by first appreciating themselves. This is of paramount importance.
Finally, unlike the children in your immediate sphere of influence, many children in Haiti are still suffering from the 7.0 earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince in January and collapsed much of the country's infrastructure. In an attempt to help these children escape harsh physical realities, we ask you to donate at least one inexpensive toy black doll that will go directly into a child's hand. A hand that will transcend destruction through healthy, imaginative doll play. Find out more about this initiative and the organization who will manage the distribution of these dolls, Yele Haiti, by visiting our Dolls for Haiti page.
Now you know all the reasons why you can't miss the New York Black Doll and Art Show. We sincerely hope to see you Saturday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Riverside Church. For directions to the Riverside Church, please visit the show home page.
Take care and be well!