Sugar Hill Children’s Museum Hosts its 2nd Annual Benefit



Michael Palma Mir, photographer for SHCMAS Justin Favela. Image courtesy Sugar Hill Children’s Museum

The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling will host its second annual benefit, “Rethink Recess.” This year’s benefit honorees are Abigail DeVille, an artist whose work has been exhibited internationally and singer/songwriter and multiple Grammy Award noiminee Meshell Ndegeocello.

 Funds raised will directly support the Museum’s innovative education initiatives and noteworthy exhibitions, in addition to free programs and an accessible daily admission structure.

Here’s a little about this year’s honorees ~ Abigail DeVille is a site-specific artist and descendant of Harlemites. DeVille has exhibited internationally in such venues as the Whitney Museum and the 55th Venice Biennale. Her interdisciplinary practice has been recognized by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Harvard University, and she is the recipient of an Obie Award for sets that debuted at La Mama Experimental Theatre.

Bassist, vocalist, and songwriter, Meshell Ndegeocello’s music spans funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, reggae, and rock. The recipient of ten Grammy Award nominations Ndegeocello’s long list of collaborators includes The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Prince, Ava DuVernay, and Jason Moran. Currently, Ndegeocello is developing a multi-disciplinary performance exploring the work of James Baldwin.

Rethink Recess will be held on Tuesday, June 4 from 6-9pm at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 St. Nicholas Avenue at 155th Street, NYC.

Performances by Twin DJ/Producer duo, Angel + Dren are ones to watch in music and fashion. Creating signature mixes and remixes, A+D are known for their unique, upbeat and standout sets. Ma*JiD is a three time Downbeat Rising Jazz violinist. Ma*JiD’s music is defined by its angelic string sounds, aboriginal electric bass grooves, lush harmonic textures layered with a combination of acoustic/electric sounds and its heavy hip-hop influenced drums.

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