Macy's Celebrates Romare Bearden for Black History Month

Friday, February 17, 2012

Houston Bloggers from Left to Right: Crystal Milton, Kourtney Charles, LeRenda, Shasie, Imani
Earlier this week I was contacted by Everywhere Marketing & Communications about an upcoming Black History Month event at select Macy's stores nationwide. Macy's would be featuring the artwork of Romare Bearden (1911 - 1988) an African-American artist who is known as one of the most talented and original visual artists of the twentieth century. His artwork was supplied by the Romare Bearden Foundation. 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of Romare's Birthday and Macy's Diversity Department planned celebrations around the country, including our very own Macy's Hidalgo at Houston Galleria.
Artwork by Romare Bearden
They were interested in having members of our Houston Fashion & Beauty Bloggers group along with our friends and family attend the event! In addition to being put on the list to for the exhibit, they offered our group funds to host an after-reception. I chose Aloft Hotel (W Hotel's Business Brand)'s W XYZ bar.  Here is a look at our night out with Macy's.

All artwork by Romare Bearden. This guy was extremely talented! I wanted all the pieces to hang in my house!
I love the way Macy's setup the event, it looked like a Museum Exhibit!

Macy's had complimentary Wine, Sparkling Water, and Mint Bunch for us, along with hors d'oeuvres

I don't think I've ever seen a white saxophone! This jazz band was amazing! They kept us highly entertained

Kristyn Page, Macy's Director of Diversity, Strategies, & External Affairs
The Event here in Houston, had such a great turnout!
Romare Bearden's Neice Spoke about her Uncle and the story behind some of his artwork
After mingling and networking with the crowd at the Romare Bearden event, us bloggers and our friends headed over to Aloft for our after reception! 

We ordered a bottle of Champagne

Cheers to Fabulously Celebrating Black History Month!

Jean-Claude Pratts (JCP-TV) & Dez The Great (the House of Greenwood)


Back Row: Shasie,  Leticia, Imani
Front Row: Vernetta, Shanda, Crystal & LeRenda

Check out more pictures in my video slideshow below to the tune of Frank Sinatra's "I've Got The World On A String"


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  1. love the artwork dear its beautiful! you look smashing too!
    XX Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

    1. Hey girlie! I know! I want to buy a piece! Thank you!

  2. First off---- what an amazing artist!

    Second, how cool that you got to host an event!!!!!

    Great photos! Makes me jealous that I am not in Houston!

    1. Isn't he though? I love those pieces! Yea it was totally a last minute surprise to me, but I gladly accepted! You are welcome to Houston any time!

  3. I am the lady wearing the earrings you love. Thank you so much for the compliment and it was a pleasure meeting you at such a wonderful event. I will continue to follow your blog.

    BTW-- the earrings we made by Carmella Blackwell Designs. She resides here in Houston.

    1. Oooh thanks so much for stopping by! Yay! Great! Yea I should have asked where you got those! SO cute! I will definitely look her up and her designs! Thanks for following! :-)

  4. What a great event! And I love these artworks! Not mention how much I like you dress....I need something similar!


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