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African Diaspora Exhibit, Book-Signing of The Mighty Nine, Lecture and Art Reception!

The Rickie Report reminds you that the Collaborative Exhibit, “African Diaspora Exhibition” is upon us! This is an opportunity for art collectors and professionals to experience great art in inhabitable space and feel at home doing so.  There are a number of lectures and opportunities to take part in this exhibition. Don’t miss the Book-Signing on September 28th! More details are in this article.


Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition

The exhibition that unifies people

through their artistic spirit

collaboration: (n) the act of working jointly.



 A.T.B. and The Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue

West Palm Beach, FL


A.T.B. in partnership with The Armory Art Center ( at 1700 Parker Avenue, WPB, FL) is hosting a Harlem Renaissance-style art exhibition showcasing 25 visual & 9 literary artists of African Diaspora. The African Diaspora concept is based on the historical background of the artists not necessarily the subject matter of the work.


Show runs

September 20-November 9, 2013


Opening: Friday, September 20, 2013



Artists Panel: Saturday, September 21, 2013 12pm-4pm (Ticket sales for lunch prior to speaking engagement)



Book signing of the Mighty 9

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013  12 -3 pm


Converge & Associates Consulting Hosts National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. West Palm Beach

    Chapter Evening of Art Wine & Cheese Friday, October 4, 2013



Collaboration started as a showcase of artists, presented in homes, businesses and other alternative spaces allowing artwork to be viewed by clients in a realistic or unusual environment. It allows the artists to intermingle with buyers one on one and develop a personal relationship with the public at large.



The concept of visual artists of diverse spirits working together to spread art appreciation in the community was the brain child of husband and wife artist team Anthony Burks Sr. and Trina Slade-Burks of A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC. along with jewelry artist and educator Lea Jefferson and fiber artist and consultant Barbara Cheives. It is an opportunity for art collectors and professionals to experience great art in inhabitable space and feel at home doing so.



Artists :

Addonis Parker, Al Burts, Anthony Burks Sr., Barbara Cheives, Carl Craig, David German, Donald McKnight, Franklin Sinanan, Herschel Yelder, Howard T. Cash, James Rush, JaFleu, Kianga Jinaki, Lee Glaze, Lupe Lawrence, Michael Hall, Mikhaile Solomon, Nzingah Oniwosan, Robert McKnight, Rodney Jackson, Shawn Henderson, Simone De Bernard, T Elliot Mansa, Tonya Akins, Trina Slade-Burks a.k.a. Diz-E Image


Mighty 9 Writers:

The book is a collaborative of 9 African American female literary artists contributing to the Collaboration: African Diaspora Art Exhibition. The book illustrates the journeys of these 9 women to their life’s successes.  Their writing are in different formats. (Poetry, prose, short stories & Affirmations)
The book signing will be hosted by the Black Village Voice & publisher/author Trina Slade-Burks
 Sept 28th 12pm-3pm 
1700 Parker Ave, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401-7042
Authors :  Angelina Stewart, Ansonia Hixon, Damaa Bell, Jasira Monique, L. Medford, Kimberly Nyesha Smith, Melissa McKnight, Trina Slade-Burks, Yulette Newman

Kimberly Nyesha Smith




Angelina Stewart







Trina Slade-Burks

Trina Slade-Burks



Sponsors & Partners include:

Armory Art Center, ArtAfrica, Black Art America, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE, Creme de la Creme, Divinity Dance, Durga Garcia Photography, Irie Island Cuisine & Phat Bistro, Law Office of Bryan Boysaw & Associates, P.A., Miss Jessie’s,  Singer Raquel Williams, Smooth Bounce Entertainment




 Addonis Parker



 Al Burts:  




Shawn D. Henderson, M.S, M.F.A:


View from Side


Simone de Bernard Mas: 



Jewelry Piece by Simone

For more information call:  Trina Slade-Burks  561-714-6674  or


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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


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