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Contact: Dr. Christen Higgins Clougherty
Director of Galleries, Savannah State University
(912) 220-4652



(Savannah, GA. Jan. 11, 2022) The Visual and Performing Arts program at Savannah State University announces a group exhibition by Telfair Museums’ Friends of African American Arts (FAAA). The exhibition will run Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 through Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 in the Kennedy Fine Arts Gallery, located in the Kennedy Fine Arts Building. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 6pm.

Telfair Museums’ Friends of African American Arts was formed in 2007 with a mandate to “raise public awareness in and to promote development and understanding of art by African Americans.” Over the years, FAAA has evolved into a vibrant community of artists, collectors and art enthusiasts. This current exhibition at Savannah State University features work in a variety of media – painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media – by 31 current FAAA members. This exhibition presents a selection of our talented artist community.

Savannah State University Director of Galleries, Dr. Christen Clougherty shares, “We are delighted to host the many talented FAAA artists to exhibit on Savannah State University campus again. It is a wonderful opportunity for our students to be able to view the art and interact with the artists.” Exhibiting artists include Nancy Acosta, Megan Alyse, Tony Artemisia, Mamie Jay Atkins, Jackie Black, Leroy Bolden Jr., Deneen Broxton-Harrison, Ruth Cohan, Kimberly Dobson, Brian Gilbert, JoAnn Grafton, Ashley Inniss, Patrice Jackson, Qadree “Najeed” Jackson, Kayla Jefferson, Rafaela Johnson, Olivia Johnson, Tafy LaPlanche, Akeem McMichael, Brian Mullen, Nancey B. Price, Sharonna Ray, Aiysha Sinclair, Gabrielle Torres, Kathy Varadi, Marie Verbeten, Adolphus Washington, DeAndre West, Brian Woods, Calvin Woodum.

The Department of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Wellness offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual and Performing Arts with disciplines in Theatre, Dance, Music and Visual Art. The Kennedy Fine Arts Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and is located in the Kennedy Fine Arts Center of Savannah State University. For additional information please contact Director of Galleries, Dr. Christen Clougherty (912) 220-4652 or email



Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah.  The university’s 3,600 students select majors from 30 undergraduate and six graduate programs in four colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology.

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