Thursday, December 8th has been officially declared "Bettie Meshack Mann" day in the City of Austin. Mrs. Mann is such a beautiful person with a big, loving heart. I was honored to spend so much time with her, following her around for a whole week and taking photos. Her life is so full and dynamic.
"We're celebrating Mrs. Mann at 6 p.m. with a program (speakers include Mrs. Mann herself, Vice President of the AISD Board of Trustees Paul Saldaña, and former Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, among others), a reception, and the unveiling of "The Gift," Cindy Elizabeth's extraordinary portrait of Mrs. Mann.
"All are welcome! Russell Lee Elementary, 3308 Hampton Road." --Nancy Mims
Cindy Elizabeth Presents: Through the Eyes of the Diaspora, a Collaboration of Artists
Mediums: Photography, Film, Digital Collages, Poetry
Please Join us at allgo for "Through the Eyes of the Diaspora: a Collaboration of Artists" during this year's EAST Studio Tour. This exhibit explores the art of diasporic peoples navigating, deconstructing, and re-inventing the idea of "familiar." It features the work of Cindy Elizabeth, Hakeem Adewumi, Ethan Parker, and ena ganguly.
Please join us for a conversation with Cindy Elizabeth about "Goddess in Hue: A Spectrum of Black Women's Divinity."
Artist talk begins at 7:00 pm with Q&A to follow.
This event is free and open to the public.
After the formal presentation a light reception will be provided.