Out of an abundance of caution, the FIA Staff and Community Gala Committee postponed the Community Gala event originally scheduled for January 22nd to Saturday, April 2, 2022. We believe taking those proactive measures will help ensure a safe and healthy environment for our community.
You are invited to view the spectacular exhibition Sons: Seeing the Modern African American Male exhibition by Jerry Taliaferro between Saturday, January 22 through Saturday, April 16, 2022. It features 49 men from the Flint community portrayed in stunning black-and-white and color photographs. The exhibition marks both the return of Taliaferro to Flint and the fifth anniversary of Women of a New Tribe, a popular exhibition that featured 49 women from the Flint community.
The FIA and Communities First, Inc. look forward to presenting a wonderful and safe celebration in April with Jerry Taliaferro present to honor our local men. The evening will include a discussion with the artist followed by a strolling buffet, live entertainment and a cash bar. All galleries will be open for your enjoyment. Theater seating is first come, first served; doors close at 6:00p. Overflow seating will be available in Isabel Hall to view a live stream of the lecture. Reservations may be purchased online, by calling the FIA at 810.234.1695 or visiting us in person. (Tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.)
Proceeds directly support exhibitions and expand the African American art collection at the FIA.
As of March 2, 2022, all COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted at the FIA. Out of consideration for those who wish to exercise caution, masks are recommended to be worn while in the Theater. Questions or concerns please contact the Events Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 810.234.1695.
Q&A with Jerry Taliaferro
Presentation @ 6:00p
Jerry Taliaferro was born in the small southern town of Brownsville, Tennessee. After graduating high school in May 1972, he joined the Army. His real interest began in 1981 when he was posted to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for Special Forces training. While serving in Germany, his fascination with photography continued to grow and, in 1985, he was published for the first time when a Munich magazine purchased the rights to one of his images.
Saturday, April 2, 2022 • 6p–9p
Artist Q&A: 6:00p | Reception: 7:00p–9:00p
|Reservations||In Advance||At the Door|
Proceeds from the Gala support exhibitions and help to expand the African American art collection at the FIA.
Theater seating is first-come, first-served. Overflow seating will be available in Isabel Hall to view a live stream of the lecture.
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|Joseph M. Hamo|
|Prasad & Jayashree Kommareddi|
|Drs. Venkat & Rama Rao|
|Alvern Lock & Theresa Stephens-Lock|
|Henry & Mary Allen||Alpha Phi Alpha - Epsilon Upsilon Chapter ||James & Kathryn Boles|
|The Chosen Few Arts Council||Consumers Energy||Flint Public Library|
|Gospel Temple Missionary Baptist Church ||Louis Hawkins ||Kingdom of Heaven Ministries |
|Dr. Ramotsumi & Velynda Makhene ||Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church||Drs. Bobby & Nita Mukkamala|
|Dr. & Mrs. Kienan F. Murphy||Neighborhood Engagement Hub||Plante Moran|
|Eric Peterson||Mr. Milton & Dr. Brenda Rogers-Grays||Ann & Khalil Saab|
|Shea Automotive Group||Dr. Sharon A. Simeon & Mr. Marshall H. Sanders, Jr. ||Woodrow & Reta Stanley|
|Woodrow Stanley Youth Foundation||Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - Zeta Beta Zeta Chapter|
|Mr. Glen Adams & Ms. Maria Gonzalez||Dr. Janice B. Adams||Leon & Patricia Adams|
|Celestia R. Bell||Matthew & Rachel Bouvier||Chia Morgan Professional Services|
|Honorables Floyd & Brenda Clack||Andrew & Wendy Cox||Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.|
|Genesee Health Plan||David and Linda Gibson||David Hoff|
|Gary & Carol Hurand||Lynne Hurand||Dr. Gary K. Johnson|
|Mrs. Nina M. Lewis||Tom & Kay Lillie||Kathryn Linehan|
|The Links, Inc. - Flint Area (MI) Chapter||Lavern Lock & Annette Frazier||Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church |
|Honorable Tabitha M. Marsh & Mr. Jermarx Marsh||Sean & Eureka McCormick||Kathryn Moeller|
|Olmsted Associates, Inc.||Jim & Jane Richardson||Mr. Alvin & Mrs. Renee Sanders|
|Chuck & Kathryn Sharbaugh||Omar and Donyale Sims||Singh & Arora Oncology/Hematology P.C.|
|Sovita Credit Union||Mr. & Mrs. LaPrice J. Stills|| Ernelle Taylor|
|Unique Impressions Salon - Gloria A. Tyus||Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Walterhouse||Dr. Jay & Mrs. Janis Werschky|
|Todd & Lisa Wiseley|