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"Out of Africa" Exhibition - Line up of Events

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Art Village Gallery

410 South Main Street

Memphis, TN 38103

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In celebration of Black History Month, the fifth edition of the art exhibition, Out of Africa returns to Art Village Gallery and the South Main Arts District bringing contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora to the forefront. The international exhibition features contemporary artwork created by four emerging artists, including Nigerian-born artists, Adewale Adenle and Norbert Okpu, and international rising stars, Houston-based Robert Pruitt and Trinidadian-born, Los Angeles based Miles Regis. The exhibition will be a destination for new and established collectors, art patrons and cultural tastemakers.


The exhibition will be a destination for new and established collectors, art patrons and cultural tastemakers. RSVP to attend the lineup of events!


Collector's Preview + PRESS Reception | Art Village Gallery | 410 S Main Street

Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 4:00 - 7:30 pm

A special invitation-only preview for collectors, specials guests, and media/press. Guided tour by Out of Africa curator, Sheila Urevbu complete with wine and hors d'oeuvres.

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Out of Africa Opening Party | Art Village Gallery | 410 S. Main Street

Friday, January 26, 2018 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm

The exhibition will open to the public on Trolley Night Jan 26

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Art + Beats of Africa Dance Party | Art Village Gallery | 410 S. Main Street

Friday, January 26, 2018 | 9:00 - 11pm

Shake off your Friday worries for an evening of African beats and good vibes featuring local DJ favorite, Crystal Mercedes, who will be spinning Afrobeats and more all night. Attendees will sip on cocktails made especially for Beats of Africa, all while dancing the night away. The basement party kicks off after the opening reception ends at 9pm.

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Art+Film

Film Screening – Sankofa | Art Village Gallery | 410 S Main Street

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 7:30pm – 9:00 pm | Refreshments provided

Sankofa is a 1993 Burkinabé drama film directed by Haile Gerima centered on the Atlantic slave trade. Gerima’s film showed the importance of not having people of African descent drift far away from their African roots.

Haile Gerima is an Ethiopian filmmaker who lives and works in the United States. His films have received wide international acclaim. Since 1975, Gerima has also been an influential film professor at Howard University in Washington, DC. He is best known for Sankofa (1993), which won numerous international awards.

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Art + Poetry | Dream of a Land | Art Village Gallery | 410 S Main Street

Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Exhilirating poetry readings in conversation with select artwork from the Out of Africa exhibition. Dream of a Land: an evening of Art + Poetry curated by author, poet and editor, Sheree Renée Thomas, featuring Jacqueline Johnson, a New-York based South Carolina poet and Marcus Wicker of the University of Memphis MFA program, with music by Ekpe Abiota, of the African Jazz Ensemble.

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Art + Culture

Lost Roots Panel Discussion | Art Village Gallery | 410 S. Main Street

Saturday February 17, 2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Lost Roots: The Disconnect Between Africans and African Americans

Organized in collaboration with University of Memphis African Student Association President, Chol Rambang.

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410 South Main Street

Memphis, TN 38103

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