Now don’t think we have forgotten the Penn Center’s 31st Annual Heritage Days, but we know some of you may not be able to make it to the Penn Center on St. Helena’s. For those of you who are a little too far away, we have another wonderful option for celebrating African culture and the Civil Rights movement.
On Thursday, November 7th at 6:00 pm, South Carolina State University will kick-off their yearlong series, Civil Rights: Then, Now, and When…?, with an exhibition featuring professional artists’ work reflecting on today’s civil rights issues. In addition to the showcase, there will be an African art dealer from Guinea present, an interactive student theater presentation, music provided by the Stanback Student Band, and Civil Rights films shown. Special guests include David Dennis, Hank Thomas, Dr. Millicent Brown, Dr. Leo Twiggs, and Cecil Williams.
The night will also feature the I. P Stanback Museum’s revival of Africa Revisited: The Art of Power and Identity. The exhibit highlights African Art and is the only major collection in South Carolina. Africa Revisited will be on display through May 2014.
For more information, please contact Ellen Zisholtz at 803-536-7174 or Ingrid Owens at 803-536-8329 or visit their website.