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Sitting with the Elders: Stories of Black Athenians
An exhibition by Broderick Flanigan

On view: January 10 – February 9, 2019

"When an elder dies, it’s as if a library has been burned to the ground. The stories, the voices, the history, the places, and the legacy that were held inside all disappear. Sitting with the Elders uses art and story to capture the spirit of voices long gone and to amplify the voices of those still among us whose lessons we need today."


Painting of Mary Frances Early
Painting. Mary Frances Early
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Saturday, Feb 9, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
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Broderick Flanigan will discuss his work, process, and the research involved in creating “Sitting with the Elders: Stories of Black Athenians.” After the artist’s presentation, there will be a reception and a roundtable discussion with elders from the community.




Visions of MLK 2019

Call for Artists: Visions of MLK 2019
Works will be accepted: Tues, January 15 through Sat, January 19 
during regular open hours. Please only works on paper, no larger than 30 inches. This is a Pop Up Show for the Visions of MLK event on Jan 19, 1 - 3 pm. For submission details CLICK HERE 

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Visions of MLK 2019 Community Wide Event

Visions of MLK 2019 Community Wide Event
Peaceful Resistance: Letter(s) From a Birmingham Jail 

Saturday, January 19, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

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Vision of MLK is in its 12th year and is hosted by hip-hop producer and community activist, Montu MillerPrograms include dance, singing, poetry, youth art activities and chess.

Food by Damunchiezz Food Truck.

Soundtrack provided by Chief Rocka.

“The Letter,” a poetry in motion play. Starring Travis Williams. Featuring poetry from Celest Ngeve, Life the Griot, S.H.E.D., Angie the Arsonist and Talented Mr. Ripley.

Performances by Wise Xpressions Dance StudioOn Fire 4 GodCCHS Step Team, CCHS Orchestra, HMS Step Team, Eric Johnson, and Devas Tigerettes


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