Mary Frances Early by Broderick Flanigan
Broderick Flanigan’s latest exhibition, “Sitting with the Elders: Stories of Black Athenians,” attempts to preserve and promote the histories and legacies of notable locals. Over 20 painted portraits are included, like Mary Frances Early, Harold Rittenberry, Fred Smith, Ovita Thornton, Ed Turner and Mrs. Wilson. Several of the portraits are accompanied by QR codes that can be scanned to access interviews that have been made available by the Athens Oral History Project. During the closing reception, Flanigan will describe his creative process and the research involved in preparing for the exhibition. After his presentation, there will be a roundtable discussion with elders from the community.
Join local artist Broderick Flanigan as he takes a look at the stories of black Athenians. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.