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The Local Take Talks Do or Die with Dr. Fahamu Pecou

Apr 11, 2019

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I will talk with Dr. Fahamu Pecou about his exhibition at the Michael C. Carlos Museum taking place now through April 28th.  

Dr. Pecou explains his background and how he went from a student who was focused on being an animator to becoming a renowned fine artist.  He speaks about the differences in being a fine artist as opposed to a graphic artist. 

I was joined last Saturday morning at 8:00am on The Local Take On WCLK by Sistagraphy. Sistagraphy is a collective of African-American women who photograph their and our stories. I spoke with Catherine Alston and Sue Ross about their organization. I asked the ladies about the changes in photography that have occured since the start of the organization. Film and dark rooms were the technology used at their inception.  Now many photographers use digital or phone cameras to capture images.

This week on The Local Take I spoke with Becky Raffalovich with Atlanta's Dogwood Festival about the Annual High School Art Exhibition. The 82nd Annual Dogwood Festival is taking place April 13 - 15 at Piedmont Park.  The festival will begin at 12noon on Friday, April 13 and run through  Sunday, April 15 at 6pm. WCLK will be broadcasting live from the festival on Saturday and Sunday April 14 and 15, so come by our tent and say hello.

During the week leading up to the Martin Luther King Holiday, I spoke with Dr. Doris Derby, co-founder of the Free Southern Theater, photo-journalist, documentarian and founding Director of Georgia State University's Office of African American Student Services and Programs.  Dr. Derby speaks about her time in SNCC  during the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.