The African American Cultural Society, Inc. (AACS), kicked off the official opening of the Founders Gallery located at 4422 N US Highway 1, 32110 on Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m., featuring the “Living in Harmony” Exhibition, a 30-year retrospective of the work of nationally recognized fine artist, Bettie Eubanks. There was a meet and greet with the artist attended by over 100 persons. The participants had the opportunity to have an interactive discussion with Eubanks about the artistic process she uses to create her paintings, which is visible in all of her of work.
“It is with great pleasure that the AACS features Bettie Eubanks as our first artist and major exhibit in our new
Eubanks has shown her art throughout the East Coast and Florida. Her work is a part of many permanent collections, The Martha’s Vineyard hospital, Sisters Network Inc., and the MD Anderson project. The public is invited to visit the exhibition on Thursdays and Fridays 4-6PM, Saturdays 2-4PM, except holidays.
“It is with great pleasure that the AACS features Bettie Eubanks as our first artist and major exhibit in our new Founders Gallery. Her work covers a variety of subjects and uses brilliant colors to express her subjects. The African American Cultural Society is an inspiring and culturally enriching center and place for our diverse community to come together to celebrate culture and heritage,” said Joseph Matthews, President AACS.
“I am very honored to have my paintings to be the first exhibition featured at the Founder’s Gallery. My work has been a labor of love, joy and a celebration of life over the past 30+ years,” said Bettie Eubanks, fine artist.
Visit Eubanks’ Online Gallery at www.bettieeubanks.com
About the AACS African American Cultural Center and Museum of Florida
The AACS African American Cultural Center and Museum of Florida. Is one of a limited few, self-supporting organizations of its kind in Florida. At its core, the AACS organization was created with the gifts and donations of the funds, resources and time of generous people who are committed to their mission; “to preserve and perpetuate the cultural heritage of African Americans through social, educational, artistic and intellectual activities” deemed to be in the best interests of the entire community. Since 1991 AACS has provided service to Flagler County through its available event space; its exhibition and cultural, educational and social programs; its participation with local nonprofit and community service organizations; its service to families and youth in the community and local schools; and by providing opportunities for volunteerism. In addition, the AACS Cultural Center and Museum is a dynamic, historic and present-day resource of African and African American heritage and culture, art and information. Through the development of theRobert and Erma Brooks Resource Center, which opened September 2018, to our designation as a Smithsonian Museum on Main Street Host Site, and the opening of the Founders Gallery during our 30th Anniversary
Celebration, AACS continues to enhance offerings to the community. Through the support of our membership and sponsors, the AACS aspires to continue to address some of the community’s most pressing needs. Membership in the AACS is open to all interested organizations, companies, and individuals regardless of background. We are located in the heart of Flagler County bridging the cities of Palm Coast and Bunnell.
Media Release & Photos: Meshella E. Woods,
Director of Curatorial Affairs/Grant Writer
African American Cultural Society, Inc. (AACS)