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PRIDE Museum partners with Silicon Valley African Film Festival 2014 for YOUTH FORUM featuring ar

PRIDE Museum is pleased to announce partnership with Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF), celebrating its fifth year showcasing of more than 30 films from various African nations, where they take audiences of all ages across the continent.

 
PRLog - Sep. 2, 2014 - MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- PRIDE Museum invites the community to participate in the FREE Listen Up! Program that joins in partnership with the SVAFF Youth Forum. SVAFF Weekend hosts the visual arts exhibit of young Nigerian Canadian artist, Kosi Nnebe, and she will illuminate as guest speaker for the Youth Forum.

PRIDE Museum Listen Up! Program

Guest Speaker: Artist, Kosi Nnebe

Saturday, October 18, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA)

230 San Antonio Circle

Mountain View, CA 94040

Visit us at http://www.listenupkosi.wordpress.com


Kosi Nnebe’s Art:

A four-pane painting on transparent plexi glass by Nigerian-born, Canadian artist, Kosisochukwu Nnebe, has literally lit up the Montreal art scene. The painting  entitled “M(other)nity” seeks to re-define the complexity of the modern black woman as opposed to the prevalent simplistic portrayal of black women in the mainstream media.

Kosi’s exhibition, which ran at the famous Montreal Museum of Fine Arts till the end of March, was her second major art exhibition in Montreal in two years. In February, 2013, as part of the annual Black History Month, she held a solo art exhibition, ‘Kosi’s Vernisage’ to the acclaim of the art-loving Montreal society. Her current and previous works have been broadcast on local television channels and re-blogged across various Internet portals, reigniting the discussion of the deprecating portrayal of the black female body in mainstream media.

Silicon Valley African Film Festival – October 17-19, 2014

Tickets are now on sale!  http://www.svaff.org

When the 2014 Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF) opens on Friday, October 17 at the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), the world’s high-tech capital will once again become a lens for experiencing the true stories, hopes and dreams of Africa. Celebrating its fifth year in 2014, the annual weekend showcase of more than 30 films from various African nations will take audiences of all ages across the continent, presenting a mix of feature films, shorts and animations from Africa’s seasoned and emerging first-voice filmmakers.  Presented by Oriki Theater in partnership with the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) and the African Diaspora Network, the mission of the festival is to promote an understanding and appreciation of Africa and Africans through moving images.

PRIDE Museum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, inspiring a new generation of youth to explore careers in technology and science. PRIDE Museum delivers exposure to youth (K-12) on technology and science education with a focus on the contributions of African American innovators to Silicon Valley.

PRIDE Museum Learning Programs are FREE to youth. Community partnerships with museums, planetariums, space centers, corporations, laboratories, universities, libraries, civic organizations, volunteer professionals, etc., provide the group with personal tours and special events to continuously explore the varied & extensive educational services available from their public and private venues.

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