Point Comfort Art Fair and Show

  • Miami Arts & Heritage Months

Point Comfort Art Fair and Show

Dec 1 - 5, 2021
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Recurring daily through Dec 5, 2021

Free - Except during special events

Miami Arts & Heritage Months

This event is taking place during Miami Arts, Culture & Heritage Months. Click here to learn more about this Miami Temptations Program.

Hampton Art Lovers (HAL) introduces its fourth installment of Point Comfort Art Fair + Show...Uncover the legacy of African America Art...Discover Contemporary Black Fine Artists | Miami Art Week - Art Basel - Soul Basel in Overtown.

Point Comfort Art Fair + Show is held at the Historic Ward Rooming House Gallery, in Historic Overtown, Miami. The art SHOW is held inside the gallery and the art FAIR behind the gallery in a fully enclosed air-controlled tent.

The name “Point Comfort” is derived from the place in colonial Virginia where the first captives from the West African Kingdom of Ndongo (Angola) arrived in late August of 1619. History teaches us that although the people of Ndongo and other African tribes lost their native tongues, many of their traditions continue in the song, dance, arts, rituals and cuisine of today's African American community. "Point Comfort Art Fair + Show" celebrates these remnants, we are thankful for what has survived, and we showcase the African-American contributions to American fine art it has produced.

The SHOW: One of our key contributions to Miami Art Week is to showcase historical collections from Black institutions, this year we feature "One Way Ticket: Movement, Migration and Liberty featuring Langston Hughes, Jacob Lawrence, Charles White, Henry Tanner, Lois Mailou Jones and Elizabeth Catlett" from The Norwood Collection. African-Americans have always attempted to find freedom in foreign lands, whether from the South to the North during the Great Migration, or to Mexico where Elizabeth Catlett fled in 1940s to escape the American government. Henry Tanner left Philadelphia in the 1890s to Paris to become the first internationally recognized African-American Artist or Louis Mailou Jones who found a home in France and Haiti and became the first Black female artist to attain international fame. These artists are worthy to be honored as pioneers. Some took a "One Way Ticket" to never return to their birthplaces, we celebrate their boldness to dream and aspire for respect outside of the confines of America.

The FAIR: Purvis Young, Basil Watson, Athlone Clarke, Judy Bowman, Rodney ‘BUCK!’ Herring, Phillip Shung, Benford D. Stellmacher, Jr., Tiffani Glenn, Sunny Graveley, Dennis Manuel & others.

We're not just selling art – The show is a curated, multi-dimensional experience designed to tell the powerful narrative of the African-American experience through art. POINT COMFORT is a teachable moment, designed to pique curiosity, share legacies and facilitate the purchase of Black artwork. POINT COMFORT hosts artist talks, collector classes, and other panels and discussions throughout Miami Art Week, including a discussion with Bisa Butler, Point Comfort's Official Cultural Ambassador. Point Comfort's space includes a bar and lounge/conversation area to host our Indaba conversations about art, collecting, art activism, and more.
Point Comfort Art Show 2021 is sponsored by Southeast Overtown / Parkwest CRA, Duke & Dame Whiskey, Reef Tech, Wells Fargo.

POINT COMFORT ART FAIR + SHOW 2021 GENERAL SCHEDULE

  • Thurs | Dec 02 | 11:00AM – 7:00PM
  • Fri | Dec 03 | 11:00AM – 7:00PM
  • Sat | Dec 04 | 11:00AM – 7:00PM
  • Sun | Dec 05 | 11:00AM – 7:00PM

SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE

Wed | Dec 01 | 4:00pm – 8:00pm: VIP | Vernissage (Invite Only) Press Preview

Thu | Dec 2 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm: VIP | Opening Reception for Point Comfort Art Fair & Show | Hosted by Gwen S. Cherry, Pi Delta Omega (PDO) Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc | Sponsored by City of Miami SE Overtown Park West CRA, Duke & Dame Whiskey and REEF Tech

Fri | Dec 3 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm: Indaba Art Conversations | “Libraries as Arts and Culture Incubators for Underrepresented Artists” | with Makiba Foster (Manager of the African-American Research Library and Research Center) & Tammi Lawson (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture) and Anthony “Mojo” Reed (Artist) | Sponsored by Community Foundation of Broward, AARLRC, Former State Senator Dwight Bullard and Florida Rising

Sat | Dec 4 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm: Indaba Art Conversations | Writing on the Walls: Arts & Letters for Criminal Justice Reform | featuring artist Hank Willis Thomas and Dr. Baz Dreisinger | Moderated by Christopher Nrowood, Hampton Art Lovers and Editorial Board of International Review of African American Art | Hosted by Exchange for Change

Sat | Dec 4 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm: Indaba Art Conversations | "Howard University : Women & Arts Tradition: Alma Thomas, Lois Mailou Jones, Mildred Thompson to Bisa Butler with Love!”| with Bisa Butler (Artist) and Dr. Rebecca Vandiver (Vanderbilt University), moderated by Dr. Rebecca Friedman (FIU - Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab)| Hosted by Howard University Alumni of South Florida & FIU–Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab

Sat | Dec 4 | 9:00pm: Indaba After Party (Rare Grooves) | Hosted Btist Bisa Butler (y ArPoint Comfort's Official Cultural Ambassador)

 

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