23rd Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival Feb. 1-16, 2012

The 23rd Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival “Journeys, Passages and Transitions” Feb. 1-16, 2012 is presented by the City of Savannah and Savannah State University

SBHF events are free and open to the public
SBHF events are free and open to the public

Beginning Feb 1

Lectures and exhibitions presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design Feb 1, 7 p.m.Dr. Walter O. Evans Presents: Lecture, Book-signing for The Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art, and Personal Tour of the “Dr. Walter O. Evans Collection” One of the foremost collectors of African American art in the world, Dr. Walter Evans shares insights into his collection that spans 150 years of African American art—from 19thcentury landscape paintings of the Hudson River School to works by masters of the Harlem Renaissance, as well as later 20th-century works by Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden, among others. Following a presentation by Dr. Evans, guests can enjoy viewing a selection of more than 35 works from the Evans Collection which are currently exhibited at the SCAD Museum of Art. Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies, SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Free and Open to the Public. For information or to arrange group tours, call (912) 525-7191 or visit www.scadmoa.org .

Beginning Feb 21

Exhibition by Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson is an internationally recognized conceptual visual artist best known for rearranging museum art objects and collections using the same design techniques museums use, but coming up with unusual displays to portray the under-represented perspectives of people of color. Wilson will present an artistic intervention into the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art at the SCAD 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

Feb 23 7:00 p.m.

Lecture by Fred Wilson. The Savannah College of Art and Design will honor conceptual artist Fred Wilson for his

Lucinda Moore will appear Feb. 12th at St. John Baptist Church
Lucinda Moore will appear Feb. 12th at St. John Baptist Church
work and influence on contemporary art. Wilson will give a public talk in Savannah regarding his artistic intervention into the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art at the SCAD Museum of Art. This event is free and open to the public. Trustees Theater, 215 E. Broughton St. For information call, (921) 525-7191 or visit www.scadmoa.org

Feb. 2-29

Live Oak Public Libraries Observes Black History Month in partnership with the Savannah Black Heritage Festival. Go to: www.liveoakpl.org for full schedule of events, activities and Branch locations.

Feb. 2

Ballethnic Dance Company presents workshops for local students and athletes at selected schools and locations. Presented in part by the Athletics Department, Savannah State University.

Feb. 3, 11 a.m.

11th Annual School Day Extravaganza. A special school performance for students grades 4 – 9 featuring the Ballethnic Dance Company, presented in part by Target and Gulfstream Aerospace. Venue with limited Seating. For Reservations and information – public schools contact: Jerrie Wichman, SCCPSS at 912-395-5530; private schools contact: Mattie Johnson at 912-354-2657.

Feb 3, 7:30 p.m.

The Savannah Black Heritage Festival presents the Ballethnic Dance Company* The 2012 Black Heritage Festival Honorees, Dr. Otis Johnson, Dr. Walter O. Evans, and posthumously John Saxton Pierce and Janie Fowles, , will be presented prior to the performance. Savannah Civic Center, Johnny Mercer Theater (Seating is limited; free general admission ticket required. Unclaimed seats will be given to waiting patrons 10 minutes prior to curtain call). For ticket distribution information, visit www.savannahblackheritagefestival.com , or call 912-358- 4309. *The Ballethnic Dance Company is funded in part by Gulfstream Aerospace and Target.

For the complete list of events and updated information visit www.savannahblackheritagefestival.com 912-358-4309


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