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The Black Beach | An exhibition by Dustin Harewood, Malcolm Jackson and Jordan Walter

February 20, 2020@5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Free

Join the Cathedral Arts Project for the opening reception of The Black Beach on Thursday, February 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Heather Moore Community Gallery. The exhibition will run through May 27, 2020.

The Black Beach is a contemporary art exhibition inspired by the story of the historic American Beach. Established in 1935 in defiance of segregation and the Jim Crow laws of the era, American Beach was the largest and most popular black-only beach community in Northeast Florida and became a safe haven for African Americans in the area. Abraham Lincoln Lewis, the first black millionaire in the state of Florida, purchased and led the development of the famous strip of land.

Harewood, Jackson and Walter hope to present a fresh look at an important piece of North Florida history through photography, graphic design and mixed media painting. The exhibition tells a story that begins with Lewis and ends with the heroic efforts of MaVynee Betsch, Lewis’ granddaughter who spent the majority of her adult life educating the public on the history and environmental importance of American Beach.

Details

Date:
February 20, 2020
Time:
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/768754316966280/

Organizer

Cathedral Arts Project
Phone:
9042815599
Email:
jennifer@capkids.org
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Venue

Heather Moore Community Gallery
207 N. Laura Street, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32202 United States
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Phone:
904.281.5599
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