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Collier Heights: A Photographic Exhibit by Lydia A. Harris
(THIS EXHIBIT HAS BEEN POSTPONED)

 

The Lost Years of Messiah Jones: Ages 13 to 33
Art Exhibition
Monday, June 2, 2014-Friday, July 18, 2014
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host The Lost Years of Messiah Jones Ages 13 to 33 by artist and Morehouse College Art Instructor Michael Roman who explores the life of title character Messiah Jones from ages 13 to 33. Via the visual juxtaposition of stylized contemporary black bodies in urban settings with historical religious iconography, this thought provoking collection examines pervasive present-day racial constructs and complex ideologies on the divine nature of humanity. Michael Roman will facilitate an Artist's Talk on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. This exhibit will be on display at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, located at 101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta 30303.

 

B-Boys, Beats and Business: The Cultural Influences of Black Music
Art Exhibition
Monday, June 2, 2014-Friday, July 18, 2014
In recognition of Black Music Month (June), the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host B-Boys, Beats and Business: The Cultural Influences of Black Music, by multi-award winning youth artist, Barry Duperon. This exhibit features artwork that that blends the complexities of the music industry with Blues, Jazz, R&B and Hip-Hop cultures. Barry Duperon will facilitate an Artist's Talk on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. This exhibit will be on display at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, located at 101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta 30303.

 

Microphone Check: Icons on the Mic
Photographic Exhibition
Monday, June 2, 2014-Friday, July 18, 2014
In recognition of Black Music Month and in collaboration with Rhythmic Images Photography the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Microphone Check: Icons on the Mic, a photographic exploration of live Hip Hop performances. This compelling collection of images by noted photographer Carolyn Grady immortalizes the visceral energy and iconic style of classic Hip Hop artists performing live on stage. Exhibition includes images of Public Enemy, M C Lyte, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Mos Def and more. Carolyn Grady will facilitate an Artist's Talk on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  This exhibit and opening event will be held at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, located at 101 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303.

 

The Ashley Bryan Traveling Exhibit of Illustrated Africana Children's Literature featuring the artwork of Shadra Strickland and Michele Wood
Art Exhibit
Monday, June 9, 2014-Monday, August 11, 2014
The East Atlanta Library, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library and The Friends of East Atlanta Library, will host the Ashley Bryan Traveling Exhibit of Illustrated Africana Children's Literature featuring the artwork of children's illustrators and authors, Shadra Strickland and Michele Wood. This extraordinary exhibit features artwork that strives to continue the legacy of renowned children's book author and artist, Ashley Bryan, by creating authentic images of the Africana experience in children's literature for the next generation of emerging readers. This exhibit will be on display at the East Atlanta Library, located at 400 Flat Shoals Ave, Atlanta, GA 30316.

 

The Lost Years of Messiah Jones: Ages 13 to 33
Closing Artist Talk
Thursday, July 17, 2014 • 7:00 p.m.
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host The Lost Years of Messiah Jones Ages 13 to 33 by artist and Morehouse College Art Instructor Michael Roman who explores the life of title character Messiah Jones from ages 13 to 33. Via the visual juxtaposition of stylized contemporary black bodies in urban settings with historical religious iconography, this thought provoking collection examines pervasive present-day racial constructs and complex ideologies on the divine nature of humanity. Michael Roman will facilitate a closing Artist's Talk on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. This exhibit will be on display at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, located at 101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta 30303.

 

Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders
Film Screening and Book Discussion
Saturday, July 19, 2014 • 3:00 p.m.
In collaboration with Women in the NAACP Committee (Atlanta Branch), the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host a screening of the film, Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders. This documentary film takes on the Civil Rights movement in Mississippi in the 1950’s and 60’s from the point of view of the courageous women who lived it and emerged as its grassroots leaders. This event will also include a post-screening discussion and book signing with the film’s producers, Joan H. Sadoff and Robert Sadoff. This event will be held at the Hammonds House Museum located at 503 Peeples St, Atlanta, GA 30310. www.hammondshouse.org.

 

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