Chire “VantaBlack” Regans believes that her role as an artist is to allow pertinent societal concerns to inform her practice and to amplify the voices of those she engages with through her work. Over the past decade, VantaBlack has become immersed in community advocacy and social narratives depicted without distortion in a variety of mediums. As a Saint Louis native, the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement triggered a sense of urgency in her practice and it has continued to expand, allowing for a wider range of accessibility and scale. Locally, VantaBlack continues to pair her artistic practice with community led activism with a variety of goals including prioritizing the art of story-telling informed by unfiltered interactions amongst the community.
Home is where the art is for five faculty art collectors!
The FAMU Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Home is Where the Art Is, an exhibition featuring selections of home art collections of local college faculty and administrators (on view February 11 – April 24). As many of us are spending more time at home, our creature comforts, such as art, have become increasingly vital to our little doses of happiness. Home is Where the Art Is celebrates the big and small artworks, the local and international artists, and much more in this intriguing glimpse into each person’s collection.
This exhibition also exclusively features works by Black artists, underlining the value of seeking and supporting Black artists by learning more about and acquiring their work. Home is Where the Art Is is arranged by each collectors’ works of art. We are excited to feature part of the art collections of Valencia Matthews, Ph.D. (Dean of FAMU’s College of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities), Evelyn Tyler (FAMU Professor of Theatre), Harris Wiltsher (FAMU Professor of Art), Aja Roache (FAMU Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery Director), and Joshua Johnson (TCC Professor of Behavioral Science). Join us in celebrating the joy of art collecting this semester!
Home is Where the Art Is will be open to the public on February 11 – April 24, 2021. Visitors are welcome to visit the gallery Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturdays, noon until 4 p.m., or by appointment. To ensure everyone’s safety, wearing a mask is required to enter the gallery. For more information, contact the gallery at (850) 599-8755 or fostertannergallery@FAMU.edu
We are located on the campus of Florida A&M University at 1630 Pinder Street in the Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Complex.
Elwood’s Tallahassee: Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys”
13th Annual Spring Literary Forum Series
Department of English and Modern Languages and the Literary Guild
College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Florida A&M University
Thursday, February 25, 2021
9:15 AM to 4:30 PM
The FAMU Essential Theatre Writing for Life
Play Reading Series presents
Calming the Man
Written by Anthony Lamarr White
Directed by Luther D. Wells
February 26 – 27, 2021
Daddyo, a middle-aged black man imprisoned by his memories, whose heart is weighted with anger, sadness, and hatred as he struggles to live in the present with his two sons, Michael and Tracey. Ultimately, this causes him to push one to succeed and neglect the other.
Suggested Audience: Ages 13 and above.
Live Virtual Performances
Friday, February 26, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. EST
Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 2 p.m. EST
Admission is FREE (No ticket is required)
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How It Works
Live Virtual Performance
Visit the FAMU Essential Theatre webpage on the day and time of the performance to view. Performances will happen in real-time. The virtual house will open 15 mins prior to showtime. CLICK HERE
What You Need
To give you the best viewing experience, we recommend you watching the performance from your computer or tablet. You will need internet access.
Please call the Box Office at 850.561.2425 or send an email to email@example.com.