Friday, January 23, 2015

M&S Enterprises ~ "Get it, Keep It Together"

Art is Business , Shauntele Y Pridgeon, is a member of the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network Broad Directors: 

Happy New Year, we hope your 2014 has been healthy & prosperous, Its that important time of the year, so lets get this season off to a great start! 

Every year we work on improving our services & making tax season as stress free as possibleI would like to introduce the newest members of our team, Ms. Tina Hall & Ms. Cindy Triplet! Tina & Cindy both operated tax prep services for numerous years & after several years of begging for their expertise, they have come aboard to M&S!



IMPORTANT NOTES/REMINDERS/CLARITY:

  1. REFER TO ATTACHMENT FOR FEE INFORMATION
  2. You can submit your documents to M&S via fax, email, mail or drop-off.
  3. It is very important that you wait for all your forms (W2, 1099, etc) & send ALL information together; this avoids confusion, missed information, amendments & delays.
  4. Once M&S receives yours tax documents, it may take 5-7 days to review & process. We process in order received (on an average day that is 6-10 clients per day). When we have submitted the return, you will receive a text informing you of the refund amount. Once the IRS updates the refund status you will receive another text message with the IRS date of deposit & payment options (usually within 14 days).
  5.  ALWAYS it is the client’s responsibility to inform us of ANY changes (address, names, dependents, bank accounts, emails, telephone numbers, etc); we default to the previous year's personal information and are not aware of your 2013 changes unlessyou notify us. Every year there are numerous clients that don't give us the changes until AFTER they have forwarded their information & either their refunds are deposited to closed accounts, mailings delivered to wrong addresses, returns rejected because dependents are no longer current, etc. We do NOT call to double check your information with you, most of the time we are working late into the night & it would be impossible to call every client to make sure we have up-to-date information. Any errors and/or delays due to outdated information are not M&S responsibility and payment is due for services rendered. Any errors and/or delays of M&S are taken seriously and we will work to resolve to the satisfaction of our clients.

We are looking forward to your continued business and are always striving to improve services to best fit the needs of our clients!

Sincerely,



Thursday, January 22, 2015

"The Chitlin' Circuit"

"Art is Business" Curator Angela Mayes, Manager & Assistant to Milton Bowens

Milton currently has an exhibition titled "The Chitlin' Circuit" at The Brickhouse Gallery in Oak Park (Sacramento). The exhibition runs Jan. 10th - Jan. 31st


Keeping in theme of the exhibition we well be showing Classic Black Movies on Thursdays, we'll also have a comedy night, poetry night as well as a panel discussion and of course a closing art talk by Milton himself the last day of the exhibition.

In addition to Milton's paintings there are also paintings of a young art collective formed by Milton called The New Power Generation (NPG), which includes Allahiya Shabazz (my daughter (proud mother moment), Tashelle Miller and Aliyah Sidqe.  It's a collective of young up and coming artist. In addition to original paintings available for purchase of Milton's and NPG there are limited edition of posters and catalogs available as well.

We hope to see you at least one if not all of the exhibition events.  

The exhibition and events have received wonderful reviews with a nice write up in The Sacramento Observer and thus far a packed house on exhibition days.

If you have any questions please feel free to call or email me.

 Angela Mayes, Manager & Assistant to Milton Bowens
Panel Discussion on: Chitlin’ Circuit and the State of Black Entertainment Saturday, Jan 24th - Music featuring Michael Annotti Panelist: Staajabu, Miss Marianna, Daunte Burks, Harley White Jr., Ross Hammond, Sean King, Mista Malik and Michael Annotti Moderator: Kareem Daniels ,7 - 10 pm FREE  Classic Black Movie Night Thursday, Jan 29th – Movie - Showing: Idlewild 6 - 9 pm $3 Cover Juke Joint Friday Friday, Jan 30th –
 Featuring comedy of . Tyler and Headliner Trenton Davis Movie – Showing: Iconoclast: Maya Angelou & Dave Chappelle Conversation Hosted by: Kareem Daniels 7 - 10 pm $10 Cover Closing Reception,  
Art Talk, Film & Tap Dancing Saturday, Jan 31 - Movie - Showing: Bamboozled Art Talk: Milton “510” Bowens with Kareem Daniels And featuring Tyehimba Kokayi of Lion’s Den Ent. Inc. dancing the artistry of TAP Dance 5 - 9:30 FREE

Panel Discussion on: Chitlin’ Circuit and the State of Black Entertainment
Saturday, Jan 24th -
Music featuring Michael Annotti
Panelist: Staajabu, Miss Marianna, Daunte Burks, Harley White Jr., Ross Hammond,
Sean King, Mista Malik and Michael Annotti
Moderator: Kareem Daniels
7 - 10 pm
FREE

Classic Black Movie Night
Thursday, Jan 29th –
Movie - Showing: Idlewild
6 - 9 pm
$3 Cover

Juke Joint Friday
Friday, Jan 30th –
Featuring comedy of D. Tyler and Headliner Trenton Davis
Movie – Showing: Iconoclast: Maya Angelou & Dave Chappelle Conversation
Hosted by: Kareem Daniels
7 - 10 pm
$10 Cover

Closing Reception, Art Talk, Film & Tap Dancing
Saturday, Jan 31 -
Movie - Showing: Bamboozled
Art Talk: Milton “510” Bowens with Kareem Daniels
And featuring Tyehimba Kokayi of Lion’s Den Ent. Inc. dancing the artistry of TAP Dance
5 - 9:30
FREE

Circuit and the State of Black Entertainment
Saturday, Jan 24th -
Music featuring Michael Annotti
Panelist: Staajabu, Miss Marianna, Daunte Burks, Harley White Jr., Ross Hammond,
Sean King, Mista Malik and Michael Annotti
Moderator: Kareem Daniels
7 - 10 pm
FREE

Classic Black Movie Night
Thursday, Jan 29th –
Movie - Showing: Idlewild
6 - 9 pm
$3 Cover
Juke Joint Friday
Friday, Jan 30th –

Featuring comedy of D. Tyler and Headliner Trenton Davis
Movie – Showing: Iconoclast: Maya Angelou & Dave Chappelle Conversation
Hosted by: Kareem Daniels
7 - 10 pm
$10 Cover
Closing Reception, Art Talk, Film & Tap Dancing
Saturday, Jan 31 -

Movie - Showing: Bamboozled
Art Talk: Milton “510” Bowens with Kareem Daniels
And featuring Tyehimba Kokayi of Lion’s Den Ent. Inc. dancing the artistry of TAP Dance
5 - 9:30
FREE

Friday, January 16, 2015

N'NAMDI CONTEMPORARY- Network Sponsor 2014-2015

"Art is Business"Project Manager Lavon N.Pettis-, Global Resources ID, is building new and exciting relationships in Miami Florida. Jumaane N'Namdi, Director of N'Namdi Contemporary Fine Art in Miami was instrumental in referring the Phantom Gallery Chicago to participate in the Soul Basel, in Overtown. Lavon delivered the installation of Lucy Slivinski, who is represented by the N'Namdi Contemporary.



Born in 1958 Lucy currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. 
holds an MFA, from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA, 
from Northern Illinois University. 
Slivinski could not have described her work better when she 
mentioned
Artist Statement:
“I live in the collaborative space of ideas, 
conception and construction. My process with materials 
is focused on found objects integrated into conceptual art 
making, inspiring me by all connections and contributions. 
My work is the investigation of connectivity. 
I am both humbled and amazed at the regenerative power of 
life…. 
Through recycling, we have blessed opportunities to reshape 
things that are perceived as decay, into replenished 
mysteries of beauty.” 
With a creative eye for materials that people over look she 
has managed to book an extensive resume. 







Hosted by: Jumaane N'Namdi, Deryl Mckissack, Olivia White & Diane Carr
Please join Fusion MIA and BET as it presents The N'Namdi Collection of African American Masters. This museum-caliber collection features astonishing works by many of today's premier artists, including Ed Clark, Howardena Pindell, David Hammons, Rashid Johnson, Nanette Carter, Herbert Gentry, Norman Lewis, Bob Thompson, Chakaia Booker, Robert Colescott, Al Loving, Sam Gilliam, Frank Bowling and others. George N'Namdi began assembling his private collection in 1968, and select pieces have been compiled and curated for Fusion MIA by his son, Jumaane N'Namdi, Director of N'Namdi Contemporary Fine Art in Miami.   
The N'Namdi Collection will be on view at the Fusion MIA tent located at the corner of NW 2nd Ave and NW 23rd St across from the N'Namdi Contemporary Gallery in the Wynwood Art District.

Availability  
Saturday, December 6*          10am - 10pm  

*On Saturday, from 11am to 12pm N'Namdi Contemporary will host a discussion between legendary Artist and Historian Dr. David Driskell and Tuliza Fleming, Curator of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. 




Like many lensmen before him, D-Nice shoots to stay close to the music he loves. However,  unlike the majority of his peers, the Bronx, NY native has enjoyed a lengthy career of his own, rapping, producing and DJing as part of legendary hip-hop group Boogie Down Productions.  At age 19, D-Nice launched his solo career, releasing two successful albums before transitioning to another craft managing the online presence of fellow artists, including Aaliyah, Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean.

In 2003, with the help of his close friend, Chris Lighty, D-Nice returned to the turntables and began DJing major events. Next, after realizing he had no record of his life's exploits to show his newborn daughter, D-Nice began to focus on photography. Due to his profile in the music industry, D-Nice was quickly offered campaigns for Reebok and Major League Baseball. He has since captured a wide range of recording artists, from 50 Cent and Jay-Z to Samantha Ronson and Kid Rock. Though his music pedigree gained him an entrance, his eye and ability--combined with the strength of his enthusiasm for his subjects and craft--have allowed D-Nice opportunities he could have never imagined growing up as teenager in the Bronx.



Branching out into film with his True Hip Hop Stories, with artists like Dana Dane and Masta Ace, D-Nice is always on the scene, always shooting, always slightly ahead of the herd.


"I prefer to shoot candid images. For me, that's what means the most. It's my reason for even taking out the camera in the first place, just to document my life."

Monday, January 12, 2015