Mackey Twins Win ‘914INC Women in Business Award

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twinsPowerhouse gallery owners Sharon Mackey-McGee and Karen Mackey Witherspoon have been named “914INC Women in Business” awardees. The identical twin sisters, owners of the Mackey Twins Art Gallery in Mount Vernon, New York, the largest collection of exclusive works of artists of color in the tristate area, will be presented with the honor on Thursday at an awards luncheon at the Tarrytown DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. The women are one among 18 winners profiled in the 914INC magazine’s fourth-quarter issue.
 
The tribute comes as the duo just opened “Art’s Conscience II,” an exhibition featuring the works of Xenobia Bailey, Betty Blayton, Stacey Brown, Leroy Campbell, Demetric Denmark, James Denmark, Essud Fungcap, Magno Laracuente, Ruth Miller, Charly Palmer and TWIN running through November 30. Opening Night on Friday was packed with art enthusiasts, who had a special chance to meet many of the exhibiting artists.
 
“We are thrilled to be honored among such a talented group of women who have been leading the charge in business in Westchester,” said Mackey-McGee.
 
“Winning an award for doing what you love is incredibly fortunate,” said Witherspoon. “We thank 914INC for this incredible honor.”
 
In April 2013, the Gallery presented “Art’s Conscience” at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The current exhibition, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Interchurch Center Gallery (475 Riverside Drive at 120th Street, New York, NY 10115), expands upon that theme.