If you live in an apartment in Columbia, SC this week you can celebrate African American Artists all over the city. Artwork, site tours, gospel music and more are all part of a celebration of African Arts heritage that kicked off in Columbia this weekend and runs through February 7th.
OperaTunity Foundation for the Arts will present “And Still I Rise: A Celebration of African-American Artists” in honor of Maya Angelou, beginning Sunday and continuing through Feb. 7 at various venues across the city.
“And Still I Rise” is the third thematic project presented by the foundation. The first, “Week of Remembrance,” focused on Jewish culture. The second celebrated women and their contributions to the arts.
The current project’s theme was chosen to put African-American artists at the forefront of a multidisciplinary fine arts project and try to attract a diverse audience.
“There are many fine African-American artists and many African-Americans in South Carolina participating in the fine arts.” “We believe that it is important to recognize and celebrate the contributions of African-Americans to artistic culture.”