Harlem Arts Alliance honors Halifu Osumare

On Monday October 1st at 6:30 pm at Aaron Davis Hall,  The Harlem Arts Alliance  honored Halifu Osumare for her lifetime of “artistic & scholarly gifts to our collective global artistic community” during their annual Arts Advocacy  Month meeting dedicated to Transforming Advocacy for the Arts into  Creative Action within our communities.  I accepted the award on Dr. Osumare’s behalf and was join in the evening’s celebration by artists Nkumu Katalaya, Lacresha Berry and Christy Ayala and  Rob Ayala.

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L – Dr Carol Marie Webster   R – Joyous Pierce, Administrative Director of Programs – Harlem Arts Alliance   (Photographer – Darryl T. Downing)
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Joyous Pierce, Nkumu Katalay, Lacresha Berry, Christy Ayala and  Rob Ayala  (Photographer – Darryl T. Downing)

 

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Nkumu Katalay (Photographer – Darryl T. Downing)
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Lacresha Berry performing TUBMAN (Photographer – Darryl T. Downing)
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Lacresha Berry, Rob Ayala, Joyous Pierce, Christy Ayala, Nkumu Katalay, Carol Marie Webster, Voza Rivers – Chairman Harlem Arts Alliance  (Photographer – Darryl T. Downing)