Save the date: FonniFest will happen this year on Sept. 27th.
Terry Bellamy on Blues
Terry 'Majik' Ballamy lecturing at Cafe Afrique.
Listening to Terry
Enrapt audience bluesing it with Terry at Cafe Afrique Coffee House.
At the end of the old and the beginning of the New Year, I tend to look back over the year and, hopefully, find that I have done more positive things than negative.
In terms of the Center, we have had a super 2016. Praise God. And thanks to our supporters. We have moved into a new home at 1801 West State Street, Olean that we hope to make our own. We have developed more wonderful networking opportunities with other creative centers like Windworks, still with Historical Advisory Committee and the Olean Historic Society. Our Twin Tiers Writers Group meeting on Wednesdays (1:00 to 3:00 PM) is flourishing and blessing the area with outreaches of off site workshops into residential homes, nursing homes, schools and other cultural centers. Our African American History Walking Tour has taken on a life of its own and will soon be in its fourth printing. And I’ve just won another grant to create a different walking tour of the area. It is so worth all of the hard work, God has really blessed this cultural center.
Going forward, I sincerely want to wish everyone a most blessed spiritually, mentally, financially healthy Happy 2017. God Bless us, Everyone.
Look for more enlightening and interactive programs from the Center in 2017.
Always with love,