Macy’s, The Gordon Parks Foundation and The American Black Film Festival celebrate the 100th birthday of American Icon, Gordon Parks.
WHERE: Macy’s Lenox Square
WHEN: February 16TH, 2013 @ 2pm
Come out to Macy’s at Lenox Square on February 16th to celebrate the life of Gordon Parks by viewing iconic images in a photographic art installation featuring some of his most beloved works, such as American Gothic, Washington D.C. 1942. This promises to be a stellar event so get there early!
Lower Level, 2pm
In honor of Gordon Parks contribution to the arts, there will be a children’s “design your own book” event! Plus receive a special gift* with purchase of $25 or more during the event!
Level 2, 3pm
Actor/director Eriq La Salle will appear for a spirited discussion on Gordon Park’s influence on film and the future of African American cinema. Following the discussion, enjoy light refreshments. Receive a commemorative Gordon Parks journal and a copy of Eriq La Salle’s newest book Laws of Depravity* with any $50 or more purchase made during the event! RSVP for this event at 305-577-1818
Immediately following the “Film series event”, it’s time to “boogie on down” as we pay homage to the soul/funk 70s era music featured in the movie Shaft, directed by Gordon Parks. Stop by the Soul Jam style dance party and don’t forget to pack your platforms!
Also, throughout the month of February, visit macys.com/celebrate to enter for a chance to win a trip for two to The American Black Film Festival in Miami, courtesy of American Airlines, a $1000 Macy’s shopping spree and Gordon Parks: Collected Works, a five-volume set of his photography.**
The Gordon Parks Foundation permanently preserves the work of Gordon Parks, makes it available to the public and supports artistic and educational activities. The Foundation is a division of the Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation. For more information visit gordonparksfoundation.org.
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