And Still We Rise Members’ Reception
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Featuring: Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi

And Still We Rise: Race, Culture, and Visual Conversations, curated by artist, historian and national lecturer Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, features works of superb artistry that draw on the enduring American tradition of narrative storytelling through the textile art of quilting. Mazloomi has brought together more than 50 contemporary artists that reflect on moments in history that have contributed to transformations of social justice in America and across the globe.

This opening celebration is held in partnership with Fountain City Classic’s Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (L.O.T.T.) and is reserved for members of the Museum and L.O.T.T.

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RSVP no later than September 28

And Still We Rise Exhibition Opens
Oct 6 all-day
Synovus Fall Festival
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for our annual Fall Festival as we explore a variety of colors. Stop by the art-making stations, participate in our annual costume contest, go on a gallery scavenger hunt, and more! Additional crafts and activities provided by Historic Westville, the Liberty Theatre, CSU Art Club, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, SPARK Art and National Infantry Museum.
• Create fun color-themed art projects
• Explore the Museum’s galleries
• Complete a scavenger hunt and win art supplies

• Enjoy activities with our partners:
– Coca-Cola Space Science Center
– Columbus State University’s Art Club
– Historic Westville
– The Liberty Theatre
– The National Infantry Museum
– SPARK! Art

• Enter the costume contest
– Ages 0-4…………. 11 A.M.
– Ages 5-7…………. NOON
– Ages 8-10……….. 1 P.M.


This program is sponsored by 

McIntosh County Shouters Concert
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a lively performance with the nationally acclaimed McIntosh County Shouters. It was widely believed that the ring shout had ceased to be practiced in African American communities throughout the South. It wasn’t until 1980 that folklorists discovered the ring shout was still alive and practiced in Bolden/Briar Patch. This specific community had continued teaching children about the ring shout for over 300 years. As the only authentic practitioners of the historic ring shout, they are invited to perform at festivals around the country.

The McIntosh County Shouters have received the Governor’s Award in the Humanities in Georgia and have performed at the John F. Kennedy Center and Library of Congress, and most recently at the opening ceremonies for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

Made possible by the generous bequest of the late Norman S. Rothschild.

Teen Fabric Art Workshop
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructor: Laszlo Olah

Create two one-of-a-kind works of art during this hands-on workshop just for teens. Teens will tour the And Still We Rise exhibition and learn about techniques used with fabrics and then practice those skills in our studio. Students will create a watercolor practice piece using the Batik process before moving on to apply what they have learned to a hand dyed t-shirt. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please provide your t-shirt size after you register through email.

Register online by October 27

NEW! Voices & Visions: Community Conversation with the Arts–Quilting and Fiber Arts
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Featuring: Dawn Williams Boyd, Renee Allen, and Linda Camp

“Voices & Visions” will create a conversation with our community and a panel of arts professionals. This session will feature two artists from And Still We Rise and a local quilt maker and historian. During this program, we will explore each panelists’ personal histories with quilts and fiber arts, as well as the stories their works tell and the processes behind them.

And Still We Rise Members’ Bus Trip
Nov 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Join us in discovering the textile art of And Still We Rise through a home studio visit of Atlanta-based fiber artist Dawn Williams Boyd. Dawn will speak about the inspiration for her work, as well as her process. We will also explore the history of the Civil Rights movement through a visit of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Site.

Register online by November 1

Parent and Child Class: Paper Batik Quilt
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

(Ages 5-8 years & caregivers)
Instructor: Lesley Jakovcic

Work together as a family to create your own paper batik quilt and learn new art making techniques! Participants will learn about the origins of batik, visit the And Still We Rise exhibit, and get hands-on in the studio. Using crayons, paper, and shoe polish, participants will design and create their own paper quilt squares, then join together their work with other family members to create a paper batik quilt to take home and display.

Register by November 3

Lecture Series
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Explore themes within the Museum’s collection and exhibitions through engaging talks by local and regional history and arts professionals. Each program is free and open to the public.

Fashioned for FLOTUS: The Alma Thomas-Michelle Obama Quilt

Featuring: Cathy Fussell

In 2016, master quilt maker Cathy Fussell was asked by the Congressional Club in Washington, D.C. to make a quilt to be presented to First Lady Michelle Obama at the annual First Lady’s Luncheon. The quilt was inspired by the art of Columbus native Alma Thomas, a favorite of the former First Lady. In this session Cathy will share her inspiration, process, and trip to Washington for the presentation of the finished piece.

If you are interested in purchasing a $10 lunch, please contact the Education Dept. at by Monday, November 13.

Sponsored by the 10”x10” Art for Education Fund.

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