2015 Annual Conference: Afrofuturism Rising: Black Art Across the Spectrum Itinerary





Visual and Performing Arts and Media Studies

Itinerary of Events



Wednesday: October 7, 2015


Early Registration at Hotel

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Executive Board meeting evening


Thursday: October 8, 2015                  


Membership Registration

8:00 am. – 8:30 a.m.             


2015 Conference Lecture Series

8:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.            

Moderator: Dr. Hope Mauzerall

Silent Invocation



Dr. Andrew Lee


Interim President, Dr. Jessica Bailey

Interim Provost of Academic Affairs, Dr. Rayton Sianjina

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Uppinder Mehan

Department of Visual & Performing Arts & Media Studies

Chair, Bobby Dickey


President of NAAHBCU: Brief History of Organization

Dr. Peggy Blood


Introduction of Speaker

Dr. Maisha Akbar


Guest Speaker: History of Afrofuturism       

Dr. Elizabeth Hamilton


Ten Minutes Break

10:00 a.m.-10:10                   


Artists Visual Presentations & Panel Discussion

10:15 a.m.-12:00 noon         

Marcella Muhammad

Frederick Pellum

Dr. Lee Ransaw

Alfred Conteh

Fred Ajanogha



12:00 a.m.-1:15 noon                       


Presentations & Panel Discussions: Business Side of Graphic Design & Fine Art

1:15-3:30 p.m.                                   

Moderator: Dr. Maisha Akbar Nicole Albertie: Advertising Art Director

Robert Walker: Graphic Designer

Tracie Hawkins: Fine Art Entrepreneur

Arron Henderson: Fine Art Entrepreneur

Fred Ajanogha: Fine Art Entrepreneur

Marcella Muhammad: Fine Art Entrepreneur


Professional Exhibition Opening Reception

6:00-8:00 p.m.                         

Tubman African-American Museum

Professor Leonard Giles: Live Jazz Band

Ervin Williams: Video Documentation

Justice Yorke  


Friday: October 9, 2015

Members Meeting and Students’ Exhibition

9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon                       

FVSU Fine Arts Gallery & Studio Center


Students Workshop in Founders Hall

9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon                       

Robert Walker: Graphic Designer

Gerald Willis: Graphic Designer

Michael Warfield: Graphic Designer





Students’ Exhibition Opening Reception

2:00–4:00 p.m.                                  

Ms. Shirley Ellis: Music

Ervin Williams: Video Documentation



NAAHBCU Members and Community Patrons Social

4:30-7:30 p.m.                                   


Student Outing



Saturday: October 10, 2015





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