What happens when the black body undergoes intentional and restorative rest?
Sabbath Afternoon presented by Artist Project Fund Recipient and Fashion Forward Finalist, Gibron Shepperd will explore rest through an afternoon of intention and carefully curated leisure activities. As a guest you will receive complimentary light bites & beverages as you navigate the gardens and on-site art installation at the venue. You will then join us in a social distance fashion near the amphitheater for an outdoor reading experience. If you are interested in shopping Gibron’s dynamic designs, you will be able to attend an in-door pop-up shop. A signed copy will be available to purchase with your selected ticket type.
This immersive experience highlights Gibron’s pioneering work in fashion while paying homage to his upbringing as he grew up as a seventh-day Adventist.
This experience is sponsored by National Black Arts with community partners such as the Wrens Nest, SCAD.
We encourage you to arrive in your most comfortable attire and would love if you dressed in your favorite nude or lemon color to commemorate spring and the coming of a new day.
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ARTISTS OF COLOR
NBAF was proud to work with and support Artists of Color ATL (AOC): “Artist Check-In,” an online interview style show, where Darrell Grant of Black Theatre Group, LLC shines a spotlight on the magnificent work of Artists of Color in Atlanta.
AOC regularly broadcasts artist interview segments, new work, upcoming projects and artists can turn to members of the Facebook group for feedback & support.
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Click Here to view the February 12th session.
Click Here to view the February 19th session.
Click Here to view the February 26th session.
ELDER’S PROJECT VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE
In partnership with Freedom Park Conservancy, National Black Arts was joined by over 170 attendees for our virtual experience: Sowing the Imagination to commemorate the public art installation by Masud Olufani. Attendees joined from all over the state to learn the richness of David T. Howards legacy and how the elders have sustained its existence today.
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Click Here to listen to Elder Roots and Tree by cellist, Okorie Johnson
2020 Programming Recap
2020 Virtual Programming Recap
Artist Project Fund
With the uneasiness we all feel surrounding COVID19, it is NBAF’s priority to ensure that our community doesn’t go without resources during times of a national crisis. As a result, NBAF (National Black Arts) launched an Artist Project Fund starting at $5,000 to support Black Artists in getting back to work and thus provide for their households. It is our hope to sustain this fund month over month through your support by adding new donors, corporate sponsors and community partners so that we can support black artists in Atlanta and eventually nationwide. We will award small stipends to artists to navigate through these difficult times and continue to support our artist community in creating the work that makes our world so vibrant!
Click the button below to learn more about recent recipients of the Artist Project Fund.