A Free Event | Ebony Fashion Fair


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.

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