The campus of the historic Ward Gallery – 249 N.W. 9th Street in Miami
7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013
THE DESIGN GROUP MIAMI CREATES A WHITE HOT SUMMER IN OVERTOWN FOR THE JULY SPOKEN WORD AND LIVE JAZZ SHOWCASE, ‘EXPRESSIONS’ PRESENTED BY THE BLACK ARCHIVES
Miami, FL – On July 20th, Overtown will come alive with artistic sights and sounds as The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc. presents its monthly spoken word and live jazz event, ‘Expressions.’ This month’s theme is ‘A White Hot Summer In Overtown,’ celebrating the summer season and our 2013 NBA National Champions, The Miami Heat. ‘Expressions’ co-sponsor, The Design Group, Miami has been creating the lounge-like feel for the monthly event through chic and trendy décor. For July, the minority-owned event production company will create a sea of white on the grounds of the historic Ward Cultural Tourist Gallery, where the event takes place.
“We are proud to partner with The Black Archives and remain committed to playing a part in their mission of providing a platform that celebrates the cultural expression of the Overtown community,” said Dionne Anderson, co-founder of The Design Group, Miami. “Bringing visions to reality is The Design Group’s mission.”
Other notable events The Design Group have produced include Dwayne Wade’s NBA Allstar Festivities, Citi Financial Chairman’s Forum, Nielsen Ratings National Client Meeting, Humana Golf Challenge in partnership with The Clinton Foundation, PGA Tour and the South Beach Food & Wine Festival.
"We are very happy to have The Design Group on board as a sponsor of ‘Expressions’,” said Timothy A. Barber, Executive Director at The Black Archives. “Every month, their design team does a wonderful job of making our vision come to life. We gave them our initial goals of how we wanted the space to look, and they have taken it and run with it...with excellent results each time.”
‘Expressions’ is July 20th at 7 p.m. and will feature poets Analogy, Bee & Therese “Chunky” Hill with music by Jody Hill and ‘Deep Fried Funk Band.’ There will be a cash bar and Overtown’s famous Jackson’s Soul Food Restaurant is a featured vendor and will offer small plates to guests wanting a taste of Overtown, for a small fee. All of this— spoken word, live music and soulful tastes--provided under the stars on the campus of the historic Ward Gallery – 249 N.W. 9th Street in Miami.
Admission for “Expressions” is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.theblackarchives.org or by calling 305-636-2390.
About The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc.: The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc is a non-profit organization founded in 1977 by Dorothy Jenkins Fields, Ph.D. With a mission to not only preserve the documentary and photographic history of black South Florida, but also to enrich the present and protect the future through the revitalization Miami’s former black business and entertainment district, Overtown. The Black Archives and its programming are supported by the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency, Miami-Dade County, Coca-Cola, Macy’s, The Design Group Miami, Drummer Boy Sound & Jackson Soul Food.