Philadelphia - Visual artist Rah Crawford will debut a collection of new images entitled RE:BLACK (Regarding Black) this November during October Gallery's 25 th Anniversary International Art Expo. Crawford's new work offers a visual discussion of the color black - with a deliberate focus on its positive abstract meanings as well as its cultural ties to the African American community.
With personal ancestry descending from African American, Native American, Italian and Spanish, Rah Crawford's identity embraces multicultural experience. Focusing on the more buoyant aspects of the word black, such as the benefits of ' staying in the black' financially, or the elegance associated with a black tie affair, Crawford's upbeat work strives to re-inspire public perception of all things black .
RE:BLACK will debut during the 25 th Anniversary of October Gallery's International Art Expo in Philadelphia, November 13 - 15 at Temple University's Liacouras Center. Rah Crawford's booth display will consist of original paintings and various prints of both new and older artwork. As a Philly 360 Creative Ambassador - an initiative launched by GPTMC (Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation) spotlighting African American trendsetters in the city; Rah Crawford's RE:BLACK exhibition will encourage visual discussion of "black" and its positive relation to all things.
1776 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Nov. 13 - 15, 2009