MEMORIAL ART GALLERY: Black History Family Day
“Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair”
February 21, 2016 from 12-5 pm
12:00-4:00 pm (Creative Workshop): Hands-on art activities for the family led by teaching artists Casey Cardillo, Ephraim Daniels and Raul Ferreira
12:30-1:30 pm (Pavilion): Concert by smooth jazz artist Jimmie Highsmith, Jr.
12:00-3:00 pm (Pavilion): Visit information and display tables hosted by area non-profit organizations
Guided Tours (Meet at Admission Desk): 1 pm, 2pm and 3pm
1:00-1:30 pm (Auditorium): “Fabricated Dreams,” an interactive puppet show by Y. Koketso Ferreira of Gazelle Tales International
1:00-1:30 and 1:45-3:00 pm (throughout museum): “A Visit from Madam C.J. Walker” by historical reenactor and storyteller D’lores Simmons of the Black Story Telling League of Rochester.
1:00-4:00 pm (Bausch & Lomb Parlor): Inspiring Beauty and Creativity – enjoy an exhibition featuring work by artists Johnnie L. Smith’s
The Natural Hair Art Series and fashion and illustrations by Eddie Davis III, CEO and founder of Armored Personnel Carrier Clothing Company.
1:30-1:45pm (Bausch & Lomb Parlor): “A Visit from Madam C.J. Walker,” a pioneer in the modern black hair-care and cosmetics industry. She will be portrayed by historical reenactor D’lores Simmons, a member of the Black Story Telling League of Rochester.
1:45-2:15 pm (Bausch & Lomb Parlor): Styling demonstration by Wade Davis, barber, stylist and owner of Wade and Me Salon
2:30-3:30 pm (Auditorium): Performance by Mount Vernon Church’s Male Chorus
3:30-4:30 pm (Ballroom): Fashion and dance showcase featuring area designers, Dunwoody Dance and RIT Ballroom Dance Club.