On January 15, 2011, the African American Atelier hosted its 20th Anniversary Celebration. The event served as a kick-off to the organizations 20th year of events and programming, as well as a fundraising drive to raise $50,000. In 1991, The African American Atelier was actualized; evolving from a dream of the Dr. Alma Adams and the late Eva Hamlin Miller, renowned Greensboro artists, and educators. 19 years later the African American Atelier continues to be a catalyst for emerging artists, in addition to being a staple in Guilford County; partnering with over 30 community organizations, universities and businesses to culturally enrich all residents.
The event was great! Many people were in attendance including James Harrell, Alma Adams, Linda Carlisle, former Greensboro’s Mayor Carolyn Allen and Yvonne Johnson, James McMillan, Roy Nydorf, Brittan Peck, Marcus Brandon The News and Record did a wonderful feature story on the organization, check it out here.
The 20th Annual Founding Members Invitational exhibition will be up in the Atelier until February 25. Visit the Atelier before it closes. you do not want to miss it.