Gallery Presents an ‘Evening with David Driskell’
Artist, historian, collector and curator Dr. David C. Driskell will speak about his life and work in the context of 20th century African American art at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Fine Arts Center’s Recital Hall. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a musical performance by Dr. Charlotte Mabrey and her Music Department students. Artist Jefferson Pinder, a protege of Driskell, will speak at 6:40 p.m., followed by a performance by the UNF Gospel Choir. In 2000, President Bill Clinton bestowed the National Humanities Medal on Driskell noting that he has focused attention on black artists sparking worldwide interest among art lovers, critics and historians and enriching America’s cultural heritage and history. Driskell will also sign copies of his recently published book “David C. Driskell: Artist and Scholar” following his lecture. For more information about Driskell and other Gallery events.