“Celebrating Pioneers and Achievement” Workshop

12aug11:00 am1:00 pm“Celebrating Pioneers and Achievement” WorkshopHosted by Savannah African Art Museum

Event Details

This workshop will honor the 109th Anniversary of Savannah’s Carnegie Library, the only Savannah Library open to African Americans until 1963 when Savannah desegregated its libraries.

Inspired by the Ikenga, a statue made and used by the Igbo people of Nigeria in celebration of the achievements of prominent community figure, this workshop will recognize and honor all the founders of the Carnegie Library whose story and contributions are not widely known.

Participants will make their own Ikenga inspired art collages, consisting of images, newspaper & magazine clippings, and fabrics. Participants are asked to bring in their images (max 5” by 7”) and small clippings, photos, symbolic images and other related materials about a pioneer, leader, servant of the community that they would like to honor (living or deceased). The materials attendees bring with them will be attached to a sturdy art board as part of their individual collage.

This workshop will be held at The Carnegie Library, 537 East Henry Street, Savannah, GA 31401. Registration is required via the museum’s website,


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Carnegie Library

537 E. Henry Street, Savannah GA 31401


Savannah African Art Museum (SAAM) 201 E 37th St, Savannah, GA 31401

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