Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art Present "An Evening with the Blues"

Jay Robinson's "Billie Holiday Singing the Blues"
The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art are excited to present “An Evening with the Blues.” The Feb. 16 dinner event will celebrate Black History Month and honor Larry and Brenda Thompson.

Kicking off with cocktails at 6 p.m., the evening will include a gallery talk by chief curator and curator of American art Paul Manoguerra. The talk focuses on Jay Robinson’s painting “Billie Holiday Singing the Blues.” Dinner will be catered by The National and followed by a performance by Kyshona Armstrong in the M. Smith Griffith Grand Hall. 

Larry and Brenda Thompson will be honored for their recent donation to the museum. The donation consists of works of art by African American artists, many of which were featured in the exhibition “Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African American Art.” The couple has also graciously funded an endowment to create a new curatorial position at the museum. GMOA honors an African American leader in northeast Georgia every year, selecting those who have given back to the African American community and supported the arts. 

The cost of the evening is $40 per person. Be sure to RSVP to 706.542.0830 by Thursday, Feb. 9 if you are interested in attending!

For more of Kyshona Armstrong's music, visit http://www.kyshona.com/
“An Evening with the Blues” is generously sponsored by the Athens Chapter, The Links, Incorporated, in memory of Lillian Lynch; Mr. Todd Emily; Julie and Ira Roth; UGA Alumni Association; UGA's Office for Institutional Diversity; and Ashford Manor B&B and Event Facility.

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