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Boston Scenes 03/26/15

On Friday, March 13, Discover Roxbury celebrated the 5th Annual Black & White Party, a fundraiser benefitting programs supporting Roxbury’s local artists held at MassArt’s Pozen Center. An estimated 300 people enjoyed this unique experience where the decor, dress code, artwork for sale, and food & drink (to the extent possible) were all black and white. The point is to remind us just how important artists are in bringing color to our lives. Working with MassArt’s Center for Art & Community Partnerships (CACP), under the direction of Ceci Mendez, was especially helpful in making this event a success. CACP’s staff and student volunteers provided much-needed expertise in prepping and hanging the art with the help of our volunteer curator, Aziza Robinson-Goodnight. Sixty-seven local artists submitted work to the Black & White art exhibit, many donating all proceeds to Discover Roxbury. The event underwrites much of the promotional expenses producing Roxbury Open Studios, an annual event in October that expands participating artists’ exposure to new audiences. Also, we debuted the annual ArtROX! Season Guide, a publication, which highlights our arts programming and local artists while offering new art experiences to participants. Derek Lumpkins, Executive Director said, “Discover Roxbury is growing to become a larger player in Boston’s Arts scene for emerging artists and artists of color. By supporting the Black & White Party, patrons and guests are affirming the future of Boston’s creative economy and the continued growth of the ArtROX! Series, which spotlights the careers of these local artists and continues to promote Roxbury as a cultural destination.” Attendees during welcome remarks.
Roxbury artist Percy Davis (R) and guest Andrea Spence (L)
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Kelley Bates and Husband
Exec. Director Discover Roxbury Derek Lumpkins, Ceci Mendez Director MassArt’s Center for Arts & Community Partnership
Clauda Davis and husband
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito joined Down Home Delivery owner Gary Webster and Catering Manager Cherelle Webster-Payne to announce that the Dorchester business received the first loan from the Massachusetts Snow Storm Fund, which was set up to help businesses cope with losses related to this year’s winter storms.
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