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Scenes from Africa at Spady Cultural Heritage Museum

CharleneF. Jones,Educational Programs Director for the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, today announced updates to the museum’s art exhibition schedule:

Scenes from Africa:

 Photographs by Samuel Spear, Jr.

Extended through April 27, 2012 at the Spady Museum will be nearly two-dozen colorful photographs that Mr. Samuel Spear, Jr. took during trips to various locations in West Africa like Senegal, Ghana, as far as Timbuktu.

“I am drawn to peopleand faces in natural settings; not the upper class, but regular people in their normal state.  There is real beauty in their spirit.  Africa is so much more than what people think it is or how it has been portrayed, and that is what I try to capture in my photographs.”

A retired corporate computer consultant, who recently moved to Delray Beach from New York, Mr.Spear says he’s “not a photographer, so much as I am a traveler.  A photographer takes trips to specifically take pictures, my wife and I take trips because we love to travel.  And I’m not a drive-by traveler, I like to go where ever the whim takes us, even if it means riding in vehicles crowded with both people and chickens.”

The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is the only museum of its kind in Palm Beach County.  Located at 170 NW 5th Avenue in Delray Beach, it is dedicated to showcase the African-, Haitian- and Caribbean-American cultural contributions to the artistic landscape of Florida and the U.S.   The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is a proud sponsor of specific museum activities, including some exhibits and lectures.   The State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and The Auburn Group are also proud sponsors of selected museum programs.  Hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday; Saturday by appointment.  Closed Sundays. Admission: $5; Members are free. For more information, call  561-279-8883 or visit



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