Perception of Whiteness Exhibit Continues Through September 5th at Beach Institute

“Requiem for an Unwritten Manifesto,” Addie Dawson-Euba

The Friends of African American Art’s (FAAA) annual exhibition, ‘Perception of Whiteness opened with a reception held on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the Beach Institute.

Perception of Whiteness features works from The National Alliance of Artists from Historical Black Colleges and Universities (NAAHBCU). The artists were given the freedom to interpret the idea of ‘whiteness.’ At the exhibition one will find artist that respond to what they perceive “whiteness” to be by addressing issues of history, fear, hope, prejudice, and the literal interpretation to the color ‘white’ without cultural modifiers.

Artists worked in several types of media; painting, drawing, multimedia, and mixed media are present within the installation. Viewers are invited to question what what this says about the contemporary culture and the how people define themselves and others. The exhibit will continue through September 5, 2011. The curator Ms. Zelana Davis.

For more information contact Dr. Peggy Blood 912.897.2833,

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