The Friends of African American Art & Culture will present the second annual Enduring Spirit Awards on Thursday, September 27, 2018. The Enduring Spirit Awards honor the outstanding achievements of African American women in the Midlands who are working to improve their communities.
The Enduring Spirit Awards are named in honor of the work of Columbia artist Tyrone Geter who credits his mother as the inspiration for his art. Much of Geter’s work celebrates the relationship between mothers, daughters, and sisters—Black women—whose personal and public sacrifices make it possible for their children to advance. His work is deeply informed by the experience and example of his mother, who had a third grade education and spent her life as a domestic worker. “My work is compassion, hope, justice, and perseverance, things I learned from my mother,” said Geter. “It seeks to speak to and for those with no voice.”
The Enduring Spirit Awards recognizes outstanding achievements in the following categories: community champion, business, the arts, and education.
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