Hiddenite, NC – In conjunction with their Black History Month programming, the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center will host an African Safari Gallery Talk and Slideshow by Phyllis Bailey. Held in the Lucas Mansion Gallery (316 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County) on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm, the event is free to enjoy.

In 2018, Phyllis Bailey of Iredell County took a long-planned trip of a lifetime on an Africa Safari. This gallery talk will focus on the wildlife, landscape, weather, people, and customs in the regions of Africa in which she traveled. An avid photographer, Phyllis Bailey brings that interest and skill to a program that will delight and inspire all who attend.

In addition to working as a life-long educator with Mitchell Community College, Bailey has worked on numerous projects such as the African-American Veterans Project, genealogy and family research for Alexander and Iredell Counties, and regional quilt research and collection just to name a few. Bailey is currently working on an extensive history of African American Schools in Iredell County.

To learn more about the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center call (828) 632-6966, email [email protected] or visit www.hiddenitearts.org

This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org.

Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center events, exhibits, and programs are made possible in part through the generous funding of Alexander County government, the Town of Taylorsville, the Eileen and R. Y. Sharpe Family Foundation, The Winston Salem Foundation, and the Friends of the Center membership program.

The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion and Educational Complex are wheelchair accessible.