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Free State Festival: Pollinators and Provocateurs in Art, Jazz, and Film (Entertainment)

Thursday June 26, 2014
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Pachamama's, 800 New Hampshire, Lawrence
Celebrate pioneering African American artists with Kansas roots with an evening of live jazz and film, inspired by the nearby Pollinators mural by Lawrence artist Dave Loewenstein. Come to hear Eddie Moore and The Outer Circle, stay to see The Learning Tree written and directed by Gordon Parks. Enjoy food and libations from Pachamamas bar menu throughout the evening. Dave Loewenstein also shares remarks about the mural and its subjects: Aaron Douglas, Coleman Hawkins, Langston Hughes, Gordon Parks, Hattie McDaniel, Oscar Micheaux, and Gwendolyn Books. Set in rural Kansas in the late 1920s, The Learning Tree is a semi-autobiographical story about a year in the life of a black teenager and the chain of events that challenge his quiet confidence, forcing him into manhood. Music at 5:00 PM. Film at 7:00 PM.
Contact: 785.864.4710
Department: Spencer Museum of Art
Ticket Cost: Free