Tru Rhyme will be performing on ZORA! Festivals local talent performance stage both Friday and Saturday. This year, ZORA! Festival introduces local talent.
Charles Bibbs is a well-loved artist by legions of collectors who appreciate his celebration of Black culture via the medium of painting. Over the years, he has developed a body of work whose aesthetic reflects a world view respectful of and celebrating Black life. ZORA Festival 2013 is proud to present Charles Bibbs as our [...]
Spend an enjoyable Sunday afternoon at “Zora’s Place” viewing the work of Haitian artists who were featured at ZORA! Festival 2011. Work will be available for sale. 80% — To the artist; 20% — To Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts (The Hurston) ABOUT PATRICK CAUVIN I’m Patrick Cauvin from Haiti, and [...]
Wednesday, January 30, 10:00AM – 2:00PM Eatonville Roots: A ‘Soil Bank’ with 300+ years of Deposits” Tour/Workshop/Demonstrations Materials plus Lunch, $25.00. Limited seating. Pre-registration required no later than January 23. Session convenes at St. Lawrence African Methodist Episcopal Church 549 East Kennedy Boulevard, Eatonville
Horticulture, agriculture, and gardening have played a part in virtually every year of the town’s [Eatonville's] life. . . . Eatonville’s garden legacy can be authentically traced directly to Dr. Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, and a small rare group of local African American horticulturists. Documentation of the simple physical existence of an historic African American community is exceptionally difficult, at best. Documentation of the origins of the gardening philosophies, practices and techniques of an historic African American community is nothing short of miraculous. But this fact serves to expand interpretation of African American gardens beyond the simple stereotype of “folk garden” or “folk landscape.” . . . The gardening philosophies and techniques were formally taught in classes (vocational) in Eatonville at the Robert Hungerford Industrial School, and in practical home demonstrations with residents in the community. These lessons have been passed from one generation to the next for more than a century. Eatonville’s collective gardening wisdom is as deep and rich as any community in America. Eatonville’s gardening wisdom is now second nature.
ZORA! Festival 2013 – January 26 – February 3 “Zora’s Eatonville — Culture as Conservator of the Community’s Heritage.” 24th Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! Festival 2013) Schedule ZORA! Festival 2013 will mark the conclusion of a two-year celebration of Historic Eatonville’s 125th anniversary as our nation’s oldest incorporated [...]
Schedule for Africa Diaspora Pavilion Purpose: To provide visitors with the opportunity to observe and interact with persons who are “tradition-bearers,” (i.e. those who are preserving community heritage) Friday, February 1 – “Education Day” 9:00 – 10:00AM Eatonville Tent Quilters Josephine Burns Ella Dinkins State of Florida Tent Traditional Kont (Tales) Liliane [...]
A well-loved artist by legions of collectors who appreciate his celebration of Black culture via the medium of painting, Charles Bibbs has developed an extensive body of work which reflects a world view respectful of and celebrating Black life. Mr. Bibbs will be our “Guest Artist-in-Residence” at the Fine Art Lane at the Outdoor Festival of the [...]
The Outdoor Festival of the Arts, features children’s programming, such as the ZORA! Literacy Initiative and performances by Heather Henson’s IBEX puppets. Master artist Charles Bibbs will appear during Art Stroll along with renowned Haitian artists Patrick Cauvin and Emile Louisius. Don’t miss the “Fabulous Foods Demonstrations” by Celebrity Chef Marvin Woods; the food trucks, the Center [...]