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Recap: SUPAFRIK #4 [DC Edition]


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Last month, we partnered up with Lunchbox Theory, took the SUPAFRIK pop-up shop/gallery on the road and made our U.S. debut in Washington, D.C. About 300 people passed through Gallery O on H for the Thursday night launch event which included a fashion show featuring Chinedesign’s newest collection: “Marrakesh”, accesories by Ann & Arayata and an initimate acoustic set by Grammy nominated singer/songwriter and DC native Wayna. In addition to the work of Ethiopian-Canadian artist Kalikidan Assefa, the SUPAFRIK gallery also featured the amazing artwork of 11 local artists from DC/Maryland/Virginia area

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We also had an Afro-House Party with DJ Drewcool and a SUPAFRIK special Food Truck by the Fojol Brothers. DC came out in a major way and the event got alot of positive reviews from The Washington Post (Editor’s Pick!)AllThingsFashionDCLSP and bloggers ThatGirlKellieTriflesandTreasures and Heart|Print|Style. It was also listed as the go to event in HuffingtonPostWashingtonCity PaperDCistPrinceofPetworthThe Ravenous Creator, Fashion Dolls Noir and many more. Check out the {{[[video]]}} below by Siobhan Boland for a teaser of what we got up to in DC and check out instagram to experience it through the eyes of the audience.

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(Special Shout Out to the DMV family discovering SUPAFRIK for the first time! Thanks for welcoming us warmly! If you have not already joined us on facebook please do. We update it more regularly than this blog).

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SUPAFRIK #4 [DC Edition] Launch event and programming

The traveling SUPAFRIK pop-up shop/gallery is making its U.S. debut in Washington, D.C. from October 18th – October 21st, 2012. The opening night launch event on Thursday includes a fashion show featuring Toronto label Chinedesign‘s newest collection: “Marrakesh” making an exclusive world premier in DC and accesories by Ann & Arayata. And, performing new music from her upcoming third studio album, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter and DC native Wayna. Continue reading

Call for Artwork Submission for SUPAFRIK #4


CALL to VISUAL ARTISTS in the DMV area

We are currently looking for complimentary artwork to feature in the gallery for the duration of the SUPAFRIK pop-up shop. We are interested in all genres (realistic to abstract) and mediums of art (digital to traditional media, installations, paint, mixed media are all welcome). The creative criteria we look for is that there be a contemporary element of African inspiration. Please include a brief note to explain your inspiration if you do not think it is  immediately apparent. Artwork selected will be featured in the gallery from October 18 – 21, 2012 and will be available for sale to the public.

About SUPAFRIK
Now in its fourth installation, SUPAFRIK will double as a space for programmed interactive events. We will feature the works of artists and designers that take inspiration from the African continent. It is curated around the theme of “Urban Contemporary Africana” and will showcase artwork and design that re-contextualize African aesthetics and traditions within a modern framework.

SUBMISSIONS
Format: Please submit a pdf or jpeg of your artwork to submissions@supafrik.com. Preference will go to artists that reside in the DC/Marlyand/Virginia area. Limit of three pieces per artist.

In the email please include the following:

1.) Brief artist bio (50 words)
2.) A price list of each piece
3.) Dimensions of each piece(s)
4.) (optional) A brief note about the inspiration behind the art
5.) Contact information

Deadline (Extended) for Submission: Friday October 12th
Announcement of participants: Sunday October 14th
Gallery show: October 18 – 21, 2012

http://www.supafrik.com

Taking it international with SUPAFRIK #4

A B C D E F G H-Street, DC!

It’s been very quiet on the blog front because we’ve been busy. Now we’re ready to announce what we’ve been working on:

SUPAFRIK is going international!
And the first stop is: H-Street, Washington DC | October 18 – 21

Spread the word to your friends in the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) area and beyond. Please pass this on to them and invite them to join the SUPAFRIK group on facebook so that they can stay tuned in to the movement. Stay tuned to this blog and facebook group for more updates about SUPAFRIK #4, learn about the new artists and designers that we are featuring as well as the exciting programming that we have lined up for the four day pop-up. We’re pulling out all the stops for the DC stop!

p.s. We are also taking suggestions for places to eat, boutiques to check out and things to do in the area. Hit us up in the comments!


Elle Magazine listed SUPAFRIK as top 5 fashionable events for the weekend
NOW Magazine‘s Andrew Sardone listed SUPAFRIK as one of the “can’t miss debuts” in his style notes/store of the week column
The Grid featured SUPAFRIK in two different sections for party and fashion event of the week!
Blogto.com‘s Paul Agguire mentions SUPAFRIK in  “This Week in Fashion”second only to the Joe Fresh store opening
Torontolife‘s highly coveted The Hype lists SUPAFRIK launch event on their“Todolist” along with Festival of India and the Taylor Swift concert
Metromorning on CBC Radio also name checked the SUPAFRIK launch as one of the top events to check for this weekend.
The Torontoist compiles a list of must-see events every weekend in a section called The Urban Planner . SUPAFRIK made the cut!