From Enslaved to a Physician by Lenny Foster
St. Johns Cultural Council to present Lenny Foster’s “Where We Stand” at County Administration Rotunda Gallery February 1-April 22, 2022
The work of St. Augustine-based fine art photographer Lenny Foster will be displayed with support from the St. Johns Cultural Council’s Art in Public Spaces program. Work from his series “Where We Stand” will provide a glimpse into the rich African American history of the County.
“This series has been influenced by my relocation to St. Augustine, Florida, and, more precisely, moving into the historic township of Lincolnville. Upon arriving in St. Augustine, I discovered a deep history, largely unknown to the public at large, of African Americans in our County.
"I learned a hidden history of my own African American heritage…. As the awareness of this history dawned on me, it has become the focus of my work allowing me to combine my fine art photography with a historic and social awareness of the continuing struggle for freedom and recognition by the people who are my ancestors, my heritage. I feel honored to be able to share this history, through my work, with a broader public.”
Opening receptions with an opportunity to meet the artist will be held February 15, 2022. The Cultural Council is proud to present this exhibition with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the Florida Division of Arts and Culture, the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, and the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners.