Monday, January 23, 2012

South African Jazz exhibit in Pasadena thorugh Feb. 27

A new exhibit showcasing iconic photos of the South African Jazz Age,
Apartheid era, and the early life of Nelson Mandela is on display at
the Pasadena City College Shatford Library.

Running through Feb. 27 in the library’s rotunda, the exhibit
displays the work of Jurgen Schadeberg, recognized around the world
as a pioneer of South African photography. It also features native
beadwork and information about literacy and healthcare programs
involving Pasadena teachers and students who have traveled to Cape
Town, South Africa on learning trips.

The exhibit is presented by the Altadena-based nonprofit organization
Art Aids Art. The group serves women and children through programs in
impoverished townships surrounding Cape Town.

Photos and handcrafts are available to purchase at the
exhibit. Income from the sales will be reinvested into the projects
in Cape Town.

For more information, please call (626) 585-7221.

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