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Deep Center presents: "Go Back and Fetch It"

  • Jepson Center for the Arts 207 West York Street Savannah, GA, 31401 United States (map)

Join us for “Go Back and Fetch It,” a performance and art exhibit of Deep Center's Block by Block program! On Saturday, June 23rd at 1:30 p.m., some of Savannah’s most fearless high-school authors will take the stage at the Jepson Center to engage the community in performance, creative writing, and visual art works.

“Go Back and Fetch It” marks the culmination of a year-long process of research and creative production by youth and adult artists focused on Savannah’s Gullah Geechee community. The showcase will feature performance and art inspired by Sankofa, a Twi word from the Akan people in Ghana that translates to “go back and fetch it.” The array of work represented explores Savannah’s past and present stories, addressing injustices and envisioning a future full of community healing and restoration.

Following the performance, attendees will witness the unveiling of the young artists’ Sankofa paintings, while enjoying Gullah Geechee-inspired refreshments crafted by award-winning chef Mashama Bailey of The Grey.

At the event, Deep will release this year’s full-color, 200-page anthology featuring the writing and artwork of the participants in the Block by Block program. The books will be available at the event for a $25 suggested donation. All proceeds will benefit Deep Center.

This event is free and open to all.
Seating for the general public is extremely limited; the majority of seats have been reserved for performers, their families, and community partners. Members of the general public will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
This event is being held in partnership with Telfair Museums. The Jepson Center for the Arts is located at 207 W York St, Savannah, GA 31401.

Note: Deep authors are fearless and can write challenging content. Parental guidance suggested.

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