A Black Art Showcase | February 20, 2016

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Heirloom is excited to announce our first market of the season which will take place at the First African Presbyterian Church this Saturday, February 20 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. “A Black Art Showcase” is free to the public and will feature a history of the church, spoken word artists, a youth art workshop, and artists Dale Cohens and Terrill Kevyn Johnson. Our Bohemian Boutique will have plenty of organic teas, spiritual and wellness items, and lots of love to offer those who drop by our table. See you there!

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Heirloom + Flourish

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Enjoying the celebrated opening of Flourish with owner Nilajah Brown.
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Excited that our Heirloom teas were a popular item!

Heirloom was thrilled to take part in the grand opening of Flourish, described by the owner Nilajah Brown as a “lifestyle boutique.” Heirloom has partnered with Flourish to offer organic, herbal teas blended and packaged by Heirloom and distributed by Flourish. We look forward to a long, and mutually abundant partnership and send nothing but the highest love vibrations to the beautiful boutique as well as to Nilajah! Please check out Flourish if you are in the Baltimore area, located at 2445 St. Paul Street. They offer an eclectic array of jewelry, knits, home goods, clothing, and artistic spiritual pieces. For more information visit flourishbaltimore.com.

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Beautiful people flowed in and out of Flourish all day enjoying the beautiful gathering and artsy products.

To see more awesome pictures from the grand opening of Flourish, please click on the header or link below!

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Scenes from Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s OPEN SOURCE Exhibit

West Philly’s Chill Moodie moves the crowd, along with DJ Ricochet.
West Philly’s Chill Moodie moves the crowd, along with DJ Ricochet.

BY OMAR HAWKINS
Earlier this year I received a mailing from the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program announcing a kickoff event for a new outdoor exhibition called OPEN SOURCE.

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I’m already a fan of the Mural Arts Program, having taken their trolley tours through various areas of the city on multiple occasions.  The mailer boasted of a Friday evening event with outdoor art, skateboard demos, live music, along with food and drinks provided by local food truck operators.  Sounded like a winning combination to me!

Paine’s Park was the venue.  6-9pm on June 9th.  And the subject, Skateable Sculptures.

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Love Temple Wisdom No. 59

"There is a Life Stream that flows to you, and this is a Stream of clarity, a Stream of wellness, a Stream of abundance... and in any moment, you are allowing it or not. What someone else does with the Stream, or not, does not have anything to do with how much of it will be left for you. This Stream is as abundant as your ideas allow it to be." ---Abraham Hicks
“There is a Life Stream that flows to you, and this is a Stream of clarity, a Stream of wellness, a Stream of abundance… and in any moment, you are allowing it or not. What someone else does with the Stream, or not, does not have anything to do with how much of it will be left for you. This Stream is as abundant as your ideas allow it to be.”
—Abraham Hicks

Today’s mantra: abundance is mine.

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

National Museum of African Art: African Mosaic

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African Mosaic: Celebrating a Decade of Collecting is an ongoing exhibit featured at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African History in Washington, DC. The exhibit is a showcase of extraordinary pieces collected by the National Museum for over ten years. The works on display come to the Museum either through donation or purchase and demonstrate the wide variety of artistic traditions from an array of African nations available to the public.

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National Museum of African Art: Ceramics and Museum Shop

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Ceramics are a major theme in African art. Not only are they beautiful, but they are functional – used for carrying water, cooking, and other domestic chores. The ceramic containers featured are currently on display at the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. I encourage everyone who has an opportunity to visit DC to take a trip to this wonderfully sacred space and learn about the creative traditions of our ancestors.

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National Museum of African Art: Walt Disney – Tishman African Art Collection

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The Walt Disney – Tishman African Art Collection is an ongoing exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC. The collection is well-known for the rarity of its items from sub-Saharan Africa. According to the Smithsonian site, these artistic masterpieces have been an important step in defining the field of African art history – both in the United States and globally.

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National Museum of African Art: Through the Lens of Roger Ballen

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Lines, Marks and Drawings: Through the Lens of Roger Ballen was not at all what I expected to see when I walked into the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. For starters, the artist and photographer Roger Ballen is an American born in New York in 1950. Ballen has experimented with black and white photography for nearly 50 years, 30 of which have been in South Africa where he works as a geologist and photographer. His creations are both strange and intriguing, prompting the viewer to ask – what is Ballen attempting to convey through his art?

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National Museum of African Art: The Artistic Legacy of Gabon

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Last weekend during a quick visit to DC, I decided to spend the day at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. The first exhibit that I encountered was The Artistic Legacy of Gabon which was presented in conjunction with the Museum’s Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa exhibition. Earth Matters focused on African artists and their relationship to the land from which they draw both inspiration and materials for their work.

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Surrealists

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My husband for the first time since moving to Philadelphia expressed interest in seeing a specific exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art – “The Surrealists”. I was thrilled at the suggestion and we enlisted a couple, some friends from New York, to accompany us on this wonderful excursion. I’ve picked out some of my favorites that I found particularly compelling to share, such as the Miro piece above. Surrealism seems to be one of those genres that you either love or could do without. If you love it like I do, check out the masterpieces below.

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Love Temple Wisdom No. 2

Metabolism is vibrational response to your moment in time. Metabolism is the way the Energy is moving through your body. And so, everything is in response to the way you feel — everything is. Everything is mind over matter. Every disease is mental first. Everything is about thought. Everything is about vibration. Everything is about the way you feel. Practice scenarios that feel good—and never mind reality. Reality is only a brief moment in time that you keep repeating.   ---Abraham
“Metabolism is vibrational response to your moment in time. Metabolism is the way the Energy is moving through your body. And so, everything is in response to the way you feel — everything is. Everything is mind over matter. Every disease is mental first. Everything is about thought. Everything is about vibration. Everything is about the way you feel. Practice scenarios that feel good—and never mind reality. Reality is only a brief moment in time that you keep repeating.”
—Abraham

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Eye-and-eye mantra: Be the woman you want to be at all times!

Copyright 2013-2014 Ajua Hawkins

Loving our differences!

"The most magnificent Creators don't want to get together with people who think just like they do. They're looking for people who have other thoughts, because out of the contradiction, comes ideas that could not be born out of sameness. Your relationships will be ultimately more if you're not identical twins just "yessing, yessing, yessing" to everything that the other one is about." - Abraham Hicks
“The most magnificent Creators don’t want to get together with people who think just like they do. They’re looking for people who have other thoughts, because out of the contradiction, comes ideas that could not be born out of sameness. Your relationships will be ultimately more if you’re not identical twins just “yessing, yessing, yessing” to everything that the other one is about.” – Abraham Hicks

Eye-and-eye mantra: Be the woman you want to be at all times!

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2013-2014 Ajua Hawkins

Sunday Chuch No. 36

“We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.” - Malcom X
“We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.” – Malcom X

Eye-and-eye mantra: Be the woman you want to be at all times.

Photography by Ajua Akilah Hawkins.

Copyright 2013-2014 Ajua Hawkins

Sunday Church No. 35

From the physical perspective, most of you believe that your beliefs are the right ones, and if you disagree with someone then they must be wrong. But from the Nonphysical standpoint, it is not seen as right and wrong.   It is seen as the powerful diversity that stimulates thought, and from the Nonphysical perspective, you enjoy that diversity.   ---Abraham
“From the physical perspective, most of you believe that your beliefs are the right ones, and if you disagree with someone then they must be wrong. But from the Nonphysical standpoint, it is not seen as right and wrong.
It is seen as the powerful diversity that stimulates thought, and from the Nonphysical perspective, you enjoy that diversity.”
—Abraham Hicks

Eye-and-eye mantra: Be the woman you want to be at all times.

Photography by Ajua Akilah Hawkins.

Copyright 2013-2014 Ajua Hawkins

Sunday Church No. 26

"And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth." Genesis 11: 4
“And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11: 4

Eye-and-eye mantra: Be the woman you want to be at all times!

Photography by Ajua Akilah Hawkins.

Copyright 2013-2014 Ajua Hawkins