By REBEKAH ENTRALGO, WLRN With all the Art Basel attention placed on Wynwood and Miami Beach, some of Miami's heritage neighborhoods are starting to grow their own gallery scenes. In the 30s and 40s, the Clyde Killens Pool Hall on Northwest Second Avenue in Overtown was the center for black art and entertainment in Miami. Now, it’s recently renovated and houses the Art Africa Miami Arts Fair. “It affords black people and people of color an opportunity to create their own path
The 6th Annual Art Africa Miami Fair has proven itself a mainstay in Miami Art Week with an expanded showcase of contemporary artists from across the African Diaspora and as one of the leading drivers of Overtown's resurgence as an art and cultural hub. This year's exhibition titled, Afrotopia: African Diaspora and the Politics of Representation, opened with a VIP Champagne Brunch preview at the newly renovated and historic Clyde Killens pool hall in Overtown.
BY DOROTHY JENKINS FIELDS Special to The Miami Herald In Miami, the showing of black art has expanded into locations never imaged when Art Basel began in 2001 in Miami Beach. The same year in Miami’s Overtown, local black African-American artists Marvin Weeks and Dinizulu Gene Tinnie mounted a show at the Lyric in the then-newly restored original theater. Without official recognition, black artists throughout the region began to add soul to Art Basel, which is considered by s