The thing about being a blogger in Atlanta is that there are always opportunities to get out and mingle for a good cause. When I got the invite to attend this event, I was thrilled because I am a huge fan/supporter of the arts. Tonight Macy’s honored the 100th birthday of Artist, Romare Bearden, by highlighting his most important work in a reception style event in Atlanta, GA.
Upon entering the venue, I was immediately greeted by soulful jazz music, wonderful Afro-Caribbean eats and a diverse crowd of people enjoying both the music and the artwork on display. There were a variety of Bearden’s artwork in watercolors, prints, oil on paper and dramatic black and white Photostats that date from 1964 to 1984. All of the artwork was so soulful and seemed to capture a time when life was simple and with lived with a purpose.
My favorite painting out of all of the beautiful artwork had to be “Morning”, a celebration of the African-American family. As I mingled the crowd, I was thrilled to see both media, bloggers, and Atlanta “movers and shakers” all in attendance of this delightful event. The crowd was in for a treat when Macy’s Head of Diversity shared with the audience about how similar exhibits are on display in stores in 13 other cities! Then Art Dealer, Jerry Thomas gave the crowd a sincere welcome about the about the importance of Romare Bearden’s work, despite the amount of time that has passed.
At the end, all attendees were invited to Nancy’s in Buckhead for great eats and drinks with other Art lovers! While, this event happened in Atlanta, there are 13 other cities, lucky enough to have pieces of the this exhibit in their local Macy’s store! The event is free so go out and see this heartwarming artwork and you will not be disappointed! Check below from more pictures from the event and for more exclusive footage from this event, follow me on Twitter or Facebook!