24th Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival Celebrates the Visual Arts


Sunday Best: Sweetgrass Hat & Quilted Dress
Sunday Best: Sweetgrass Hat & Quilted Dress

Through partnerships with the Savannah College of Art and Design, the Beach Institute African American Cultural Center, the Savannah Chapter of The Links, Inc., the Social Sciences Department at Savannah State University, The Telfair Museums and the Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, patrons of all ages attending the 24th Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival, scheduled to begin February 1, will be able to enjoy various forms of visual arts that will be on display in several museums and galleries in the City.

Art enthusiasts, as well as those who want to be exposed to and learn to appreciate the visual arts have opportunity during the festival to attend opening exhibitions and receptions and meet the artists, or at their leisure during the times the exhibitions will be displayed, visit the art gal- leries. Parents, guardians, teachers and youth group leaders can take advantage of the exhibitions and plan educational field trips. See the listing below, and we hope to see you at each gallery sometime between now and March 31st. The Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival is presented by the City of Savannah and Savannah State University and events are open to the public and free of charge. The Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival is presented by the City of Savannah and Savannah State University and events are open to the public and free of charge.

Jan. 1 to Mar 31

Exhibition by Jack Whitten: “Erasures.” Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies, Presented by Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. For information or to arrange group tours, call 912-525-7191, or visit www.scadmoa.org

Jan. 7 to Mar 1

Exhibition: “A Legacy of Leadership” –

“Erasures” by Jack Whitten
“Erasures” by Jack Whitten
Display of personal artifacts of the life of Westley W. Law (1923- 2002). Savannah State University Social Science Building Gallery. Opening Reception Sun, Jan. 13. 3- 5 p.m. For information or to arrange group tours, call 912- 358-3370, or e-mail: bloodp@savannahstate.edu

February 1, 11 am

PULSE Artists Panel for High School and College Students Featuring BeatJazz musician/ inventor Onyx Ashanti. BeatJazz is a wireless sensor network that converts finger, hand, and breath movements, into musical control data. A Telfair Museums program. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. For information call 912-790-8800, or visit www.telfair.org

Feb. 2, 3 p.m.

PULSE Family Day Demonstration by BeatJazz musician/ inventor Onyx Ashanti. A Telfair Museums program. Free to the public. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. For information call 912-790-8800, or visit www.telfair.org

Feb. 3 to March 31

“Common Connections”- Art exhibition opening celebrating authentic African-American Gullah-Geechee heritage. Works by Bernice and Andy Tate. Beach Institute African- American Cultural Center, 502 E. Harris St. Opening Reception, Sun, Feb. 3; 3-5 p.m. For information or to arrange group tours, call 912- 234-8000, or e-mail: Dwilson@kingtisdell.org

Feb. 6 – Feb. 28

Opening Reception and Awards 6:30 p.m. 12th Annual New Beginnings Art Exhibit Opening & Reception. A juried art show featuring works of 300+ Middle and High School Students in Savannah-Chatham County. Sponsored by the Savannah Chapter of The Links, Inc. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 West Henry St. For information e-mail: savannahlinksinc@gmail.com

March 6-31

Art Works of Category winners in the New Beginners Art Exhibition are displayed in the Savannah – Hilton Head International Airport’s Art Gallery. . For information or to arrange group tours, call 912-964-0514. For festival information, call 912-358-4309 or visit www.savannahblackheritage festival.com


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