1401 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90021 – 213.744.1730For Immediate Release
22nd January 2013Synthia SAINT JAMES’ Fine Art Fundraiser for AAFFM
World Renowned Artist Synthia SAINT JAMES returns to the African American Firefighter’s Museum with her Fine Art Fundraiser on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 1-5pm. The event will include a “Conversation with the Artist” from 1:30-2:15
featuring a short video on her career and a Q&A session with the audience.
SAINT JAMES deep connection to Black Firefighters began when she was commissioned to create a painting honoring the Black Firefighters loss on 9/11 for the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters immediately following the disaster in 2001.
SAINT JAMES unveiled the painting on November 11, 2001 at the memorial held for the victims and their families at a church in Brooklyn, NY. The painting, “In Unity” now hangs on the walls of the Vulcan Station in Brooklyn. One of the limited edition fine art reproductions of the painting is displayed on the walls of AAFFM. The “In Unity” prints will be available for purchase at the event.
Synthia SAINT JAMES is most celebrated for designing the first Kwanzaa Stamp for the United States Postal Service in 1997, for which she received a History Maker Award, and for the international cover art for Terry McMillan’s book Waiting to Exhale. Included in her most celebrated collectors are Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., Alice Walker, Glynn Turman, Brenda Russell and Jenifer Lewis.
The AAFFM, (a Non-Profit Organization), stands as the first and so far the only free standing African American Firefighter Museum in the United States. The first floor contains vintage fire apparatus, stories and pictures of pioneering African American Los Angeles Firefighters. The Museum gallery is located on the second floor with pictures, artifacts and other memorabilia of African American Firefighters, Captains, Chief Officers and historical women fire service professionals from around the country. There is also a memorial tribute to the firefighters that perished during the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City.
Life is Magnificent! Accept, Release, Relax and EnJOY IT…
>^^<Synthia SAINT JAMES
Doctor of Humane Letters
Atelier SAINT JAMES
P.O. Box 27683
Los Angeles, CA 90027/USA
323.993.5722 – phonehttp://www.synthiasaintjames.
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