Musah Swallah’s Sana da Zuwa and The Art of Nigerian Woman at Calabar Gallery 


As I begin to expand Calabar Gallery into Harlem, I am beginning to do exhibitions that are from a range of African, African American and Caribbean artists as well as events that are focused on art like book signings and auction. Work by Musah Swallah This May, Musah Swallah’s Sana Da Zuwa, opened on FridayContinue reading “Musah Swallah’s Sana da Zuwa and The Art of Nigerian Woman at Calabar Gallery “

2017 Amref Artball


The Amref Health Africa ArtBall is a premier contemporary African art auction and philanthropic event on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in New York City.  AMREF HEALTH AFRICA: BENEFIT AUCTION 2017 Opens – today at 12 noon NY time Work by Tracey Rose, Wangechi Mutu, Victor Ehikhamenor, Nnenna Okore, Dimitri Fagbohoun, Armand Boua, Esther Mahlangu, Paa Joe,Continue reading “2017 Amref Artball”

Channeling Change and Scaling Growth


In 2011, I sat down to do a deep dive of my business and its future in relationship to where and what I felt it needed to be. There were two key concepts and outcomes that became obvious to me: Channeling Change and Scaling Growth. After 7 years of just one store, it was clearContinue reading “Channeling Change and Scaling Growth”

Synergy, Alliances and Affiliations


I begun the year with three simple rules: Grow, Experiment and Share. It was not a new way of being but a commitment to my life’s work. GROW: Years ago, Deirdre Scott, Executive Director of the Bronx Council of the Arts, a good friend and colleague and I discussed Africa with the explosion of itsContinue reading “Synergy, Alliances and Affiliations”

From architect to magazine designer to educator to curator – Atim Annette Oton


In his latest Four Corners column, Jon Daniel talks to multidisciplinary designer Atim Annette Oton. By Jon Daniel on February 26, 2016 This month, in celebration of African American History Month in the US, I am excited to introduce you to a dynamic and multi-disciplinary talent with experience of many cultures. Her  background mirrors an extraordinaryContinue reading “From architect to magazine designer to educator to curator – Atim Annette Oton”

That three week gap…too busy to write


It dawned on me today that I had not written about anything the last three weeks. And it made me a smile because this is how the life of a entrepreneur sometimes plays out. I am not sad or unhappy about it – I just know this was at the bottom of the “must do” pile.Continue reading “That three week gap…too busy to write”