Selected Community Events


Coffee, Canvas, & Culture: "Artistic Resistance"

Feb 9, 2013 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

John G. Riley Center/Museum, 419 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Fl
Those looking for a little something different to do next Saturday, February 9th, 2013 are sure to enjoy Coffee, Canvas & Culture at the John G. Riley Museum. This culturally rich experience will take place at the John G. Riley Center/Museum and highlight the vibrant artwork of the infamous “Highwaymen” as well as debut a portrait of Aunt Memory by artist Anne Whitfield.

This remarkable exhibit entitled “Artistic Resistance” features 20th Century soulful outpourings of empowerment, self-reliance, hope and distinction. Featured will be 13 Florida Highwayman paintings which were gifted to the museum by local philanthropist, Grace Dansby, as well as an unforgettable oil painting by Anne Whitfield that brings to life Tallahassee matriarch Aunt Memory which was donated by Bill Gladwin. The “Artistic Resistance” exhibit will also include other artistic renderings of distinguished African American pioneers that depict some of Florida’s 500 year history in commemoration of this year’s Viva Florida 500 initiative. Ocean scenes, sunsets, authenticity and promise permeate the historical exhibit.

Besides brewing up some of the best coffee in town, museum staff, docents and supporters will be on-hand to share their lived experience of surviving and thriving during the era that inspired the “Artistic Resistance” exhibit which pays homage to what is good and strong in all of us, the divine ability to rise above adversity.

The “Artistic Resistance” exhibit will be on display through May 17, 2013. Riley Museum hours are Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Fridays thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. For more information on the exhibit or to schedule a group tour, please contact the Riley Museum at (850) 681-7881 or

Marion McGee, 850-681-7881,