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Department of English celebrates African-American artistic production with ‘Baobab Black Arts’

art of the baobob treeThe University of North Florida’s virtual webinar series “Baobab Black Arts” will include a new group of inspiring guest artists and speakers for the spring semester.

Named after the Baobab tree which is native to Madagascar, mainland Africa and Australia, the Baobab Black Arts series celebrates the power and presence of Black lives by allowing artists to showcase their work and present cutting-edge topics including creative writing, visual arts, and other African-American artistic production. Upcoming events include:

  • Thursday, Feb. 18: Arts Alive Exhibition
    • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
    • Visual artists Erin Kendrick, Tatiana Kitchens, and Malcolm Jackson will join from their studios to discuss their work.
    • Register
    • 7 to 8 p.m.
    • Enjoy an evening of jazz with local percussionist Kinney Harold as he performs a live virtual concert.
    • Register


      Friday, March 12: An Evening of Jazz
    • 7 to 8 p.m.
    • Orisirisi African Folklore is a performing arts and arts education company that uses African-rooted folklore to teach, entertain and illuminate.
    • Register


      Thursday, April 15: Orisirisi African Folklore
  • Wednesday, April 21: Greenwood Arts Project
    • 6 to 7 p.m.
    • The Greenwood Art Project is an initiative of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre Centennial Commission. Its purpose is to add a cultural component to the many activities and programs the Centennial Commission will host during the centennial year.
    • Registration link not available yet

The Baobab Black Arts series is presented by UNF's Department of English. For more information and a complete spring schedule visit the Baobab Black Arts homepage.