BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Feb. 19, 2009– In recognition of Black History
Month and the accomplishments of African Americans, Southeast Georgia
Health System invites the public to a special art exhibit and celebration
on Thursday, Feb. 26, at St. Marys Convalescent Center, 805 Dilworth St.,
St. Marys, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Activities Room.
The evening’s featured performers will be Temple of Truth Theatre
of Voices. This group of young people, ranging in age from eight to 13,
recites and presents poetry, which reflects both culture and history at
festivals, cultural centers, elementary schools, and churches. They have
performed at numerous venues including the Ritz Theatre and College of
Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, Epworth by the Sea on St. Simons Island,
the Apex Museum and Jimi King Gallery in Atlanta, and tributes to the
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Most recently, the group was awarded first
place in the East End Talent Youth Competition of the Zora Neale Hurston
Festival of the Arts and Humanities in Eatonville, Florida. Eatonville
is one of the first incorporated African American municipalities, and
hometown of writer, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston,
whose best-known work is the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.
“Temple of Truth Theatre of Voices' goal is to convey the importance
of black history and to meld different cultures and share the beauty of
language through the arts. Temple of Truth Theatre of Voices acknowledges
the importance of moral and social responsibility to others, the community
and elders,” says Dee Lubell, the group’s artistic director.
“Temple's mission is to afford the young people an opportunity
to develop their confidence, pride in self, an ability to interact positively
with others, and to have an appreciation of diverse cultures.”
Both the exhibit and celebration are free of charge and are open to the
public. For more information about the celebration or any other Health
System events, classes, or seminars, visit the online calendar at www.sghs.com.