Celebrate Black History Month at the CAC
February 1 @ 9:00 am - February 29 @ 5:00 pm
Douglasville, Georgia – The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County (CAC) begins the new year with a positive exhibit titled “My Sister’s Keeper” that features the talented work of five artists. Within the artwork and amongst the crowd at the reception, viewers will meet brand-new faces. Eyes and souls will be filled with passionate reds, deep, peaceful turquoise, earthy greens, flesh tones, and royal purples, symbolizing the divine. The public is invited to come add their hues to the evening’s palette and enjoy refreshments on Saturday, January 27, from 5-7 pm, hosted by Douglas County Connection.
The visual art and poetic words of artists Selma Glass, Martysta Shoemake, Margaret Warfield, Renae R.D. Simmons Walker, and Roxanne Perinchief communicate spiritual connection, the shared human experience, and a search for love and purpose. Above all, the work shows the power of expressing our inner lives, how empowering it is to let our truth be known, and how uplifting our transparency and truth can be for others. Viewers can see the hope, determination, and wisdom in the painted faces and collaged characters, in the eyes of the female portraits, and in the movement of bodies and nature dancing freely.
During the month, and in the excitement of the reception, guests are encouraged to write an uplifting message to share as well. Guests are provided with materials during the exhibit “My Sister’s Keeper” to write an anonymous message to be read by a stranger. The messages can be words of encouragement, positive aspirations, a quote or motto, or simply a kind message to brighten someone’s day. “My Sister’s Keeper” is an immersive glimpse into how shared experiences affect us in positive ways. Your words will not only keep positivity progressing, but your participation will deepen your connection with the community and the legacy of the exhibit on display.
The reception is graciously hosted by the Douglas County Connection, founded by Helen Catron in 1990. Since its inception, the mission of the Douglas County Connection has been to host events that enrich the cultural experience in the arts, especially as it relates to African American culture and history. Through events like Afternoon with Authors, the Douglas County Connection provides a platform for artists of color to showcase their work.
The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm. For directions, more information, or to make your reservations, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at (770) 949-2787.