Health System Hosting Black History Month Art Exhibit and Celebration

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Feb. 5, 2009–The team members of Southeast Georgia Health System invite the public to join them in honoring the many African Americans, both past and present, who have inspired us all and contributed to the betterment of our society.

Through March 2, the Health System is hosting a special art exhibit, “Walking Forward,” in the Outpatient Care Center Art Gallery, 2500 Starling St., Brunswick. This exhibit features the works of local African American artists Kenneth Carroll, Beverly Jones, Vivian Mitchell, Le Rav, and Gene Threats.

The Health System is also hosting a Black History Month celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 18, featuring a musical performance by the Darien Geeche Shouters beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center on the Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive.

The members of the Darien Geeche Shouters are all of Georgia Geechee Gullah ancestry. Believing that people without a history are a lost generation, the group was organized in 1992 with the overall goal of preserving and protecting the Geechee heritage. The Darien Geechee Shouters are committed to embracing, preserving, and protecting the historical and cultural heritage of the Georgia Geechee legacy through song and dance for the benefit of present and future generations. The Darien Geeche Shouters’ cultural goal is to keep the original “shout” as authentic as possible from 1800 to the present.

Both the exhibit and celebration are free of charge and are open to the public. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information about the exhibit, contact Lynda Dalton-Gallagher at (912) 262-0628 or artdowntown@bellsouth.net. For more information about the celebration or any other Health System events, classes, or seminars, visit the online calendar at www.sghs.com.