The Museum gallery hosts traveling as well as locally curated art and history exhibits reflecting the broad scope of the African Diaspora.
Jacksonville area African American artists are invited to submit applications for the exhibition,
“Call and Response: Illuminating God’s Trombones”
February 13, 2014 through July 31, 2014
Artists will create original works inspired by James Weldon Johnson’s 1927 volume of poetry, God’s Trombones, Seven Negro Sermons in Verse.
Written by Jacksonville’s “Poet Laureate”, James Weldon Johnson’s God’s Trombones celebrates the eloquence, earthiness and passion of African American preachers. Their unique and often dramatic delivery of inspirational messages to the congregation combined vivid imagery, spiritual references and worldly applications. The theme of this exhibit challenges artists to create work inspired by the writings of one of the world’s great literary figures.
Works can be 2 or 3 dimensional and in any medium, including audio/video. Artists are encouraged to present unique, non-traditional or experimental approaches to interpretation of the theme.
This exhibition will be presented in conjunction with a series of activities and programs, such as gallery talks, art workshops, poetry and musical performances. Artists whose works are presented in the exhibit will agree to develop and/or participate in designated activities to support community engagement with the exhibition.
Application Deadline: November 25, 2013.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent December 2, 2013.
Art work must be delivered ready for installation on February 1, 2014.
Exhibit opening reception, February 13, 2014.
In addition to the gallery exhibition, artists are invited to participate in the development of theatrical backdrops for a stage production of God’s Trombones to be presented in April, 2014. This is an optional activity not contingent upon participation in the gallery exhibition. Indicate interest on application form.
CLICK HERE to download application form.
& Workshop with artisan
Saturday, November 16
Cost: Regular Museum
Gallery Talk: Sapelo
Island's Hog Hammock
Tuesday, Nov. 19
10:30am & 6pm
Cost: Museum Admission + $5.00