On Feb. 3 – 5, 2011, the Heritage Arts Festival will be held in the Roots of Savannah located on the campus of the Savannah Grove Baptist Church, located at 2620 Alligator Road in Effingham, SC.
The festival will kick off on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 12:30pm featuring the Matriarch/Patriarch Luncheon with the Grammy Nominee, Dorothy Norwood as the guest artist. The Matriarch/Patriarch Luncheon presents the opportunity for families to honor and pay tribute the head of their families past and present. We encourage sons, daughters, nieces and nephews to purchase a ticket for the Matriarch and/or Patriarch of their family and salute them during this event of Heritage.
Friday, Feb. 4, will feature contemporary violinist Daniel D of Charleston, SC. He will perform for the special needs students in the area at 11am and again at the late night concert that will also feature the award winning Benedict College Gospel Choir. The late night musical will begin at 10pm.
Saturday, Feb. 5, will feature a Heritage Re-enactment Competition at 11am. Any person interested in participating may call 843/662-7851. At 1pm, come and trace your family roots at the Heritage Festival Genealogy Workshop. This workshop will feature research techniques and steps for tracing your family background through use of today’s technology and skill.
At 5pm, the closing event will feature local poets and the SGBC Heritage Dancers in performing a work entitled ”From Africa to America”.
Throughout the Festival, the artwork of Dorothy Wright, a renowned South Carolina artist who creatively designs and paints in 3D will be showcased. Her paintings are like none imaginable. Harry McFadden, last year’s featured artist along with other local artist will also be featured. The Young Artist series will feature artwork of young people in our area schools.
For further information contact Josiellia Williams or Emma Green by calling 843-662-7851.