Sponsored by Columbia Art Center and Little Patuxent Review
Monthly presentations by local artists, poets, actors, musicians and other specialists. These events are free unless otherwise noted. For a complete listing, please visit ColumbiaArtCenter.org or contact Columbia Art Center at 410-730-0075 or Art.Staff@ColumbiaAssociation.org.
Linda Day Clark
Linda Day Clark, a nationally recognized visual artist and scholar, will present her Gee’s Bend photographs and share her unique 16-year journey with the Quilters of Gee’s Bend. According to the New York Times, the quilts of Gee’s Bend are “some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced.” Day Clark will offer insight into the remote Alabama community that plays such an important role in America’s culture.
Gary A. Homana, Ph.D and Morna McNulty, Ph.D
This powerful feature-length film captures the rich oral histories of an aging and diminishing population of African-Americans who grew up in the Mason/Dixon border area of Baltimore, and who lived through the era of legal segregation. The narratives document the relevant lives of individuals who attended segregated schools and/or desegregation before and following the 1954 Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education ruling. The film’s executive director and producer is Dr. Gary A. Homana, and the film is co-directed and co-produced by Dr. Morna McNulty and Dr. F Campbell Jones.
Enjoy an evening with Akimbo, an improv comedy team from Baltimore. Akimbo performs the old-school improv format known as the Harold and seeks to intrigue audiences as much as make them laugh. Every performance is entirely improvised using only a single word suggested by the audience, combined with that strange, sweet phenomenon called improv group mind.
Admission: $10 fundraiser for Little Patuxent Review.