BLACK TEA

RHAPSODY

an homage to

african american

tea culture

JULY 3, 2023

5pm

Xavier University of Louisiana

Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion

1 Drexel Drive

New Orleans, LA 70125

HOW

WE

DO

TEA

Discover the rich and diverse history of African American tea culture through our art exhibit, showcasing the works of talented artists who have been inspired by this important cultural tradition.


Tea has been an integral part of African American culture for centuries, with roots in both African and American history. From the Gullah Geechee people of the South Carolina coast to the Harlem Renaissance, tea has played a vital role in social gatherings, family traditions, and spiritual practices.


Through stunning paintings, sculptures, and mixed media works, our exhibit explores the beauty and complexity of African American tea culture. Experience the vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and powerful imagery that capture the essence of this time-honored tradition.


Join us for a journey through the history and culture of African American tea, and discover the many ways that tea has shaped our lives and communities. Whether you're a tea lover or simply interested in learning more about this fascinating cultural practice, our exhibit offers something for everyone.


Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the beauty and complexity of African American tea culture through the eyes of some of today's most talented artists. We look forward to seeing you at the exhibit!


FEATURED PANELISTS

LaTonia Cokely

Owner

Adjourn Tea Room

Lanham, MD


Wellness

Chantrelle Edwards

Owner

HellaTea

Oakland, CA


Tea Entrepreneurs

Derrick Fleming

Founder

TGEL Enterprises

Chicago, IL


Tea Connoisseurs


Kim Johnson

Director

Georgette's Tea Room House

Miami, FL


Tea Parties/Tea Rooms

Dr. Dana Nettles

Founder

Dr. Nettles Natural Beauty

Mobile, AL


History & Medicinal Teas


SPECIAL GUESTS

Spirituality &

Tea Ceremonies


Rev. A. Todd Jackson

Founder

House of Spiritual Purpose

Houston, TX

Creative Expression


Roy Handy

Artist

New Orleans, LA/Atlanta, GA

Questions? Contact rspencer@xula.edu

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