Arts & Entertainment

Gary International Black Film Festival honored along with local Gary creatives

Contributed By: The 411 News

Gary Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority celebrates the Arts

The Gary International Black Film Festival (GIBFF) was among those recognized for achievement in the cultural arts by the Arts & Letters Committee of Gary Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at their annual “The Art of the Grande Tea:” A Celebration of Arts.

Honorees included Patrice Mack, Lauren Pacheco (Steel Studio), Lolita Davis (The Greater Gary American Jazz Association) and the Billy Foster Trio.

The Community Teapot Award is given annually to community trailblazers who have positively impacted their community. The awards ceremony was part of their annual scholarship tea celebration where nearly a dozen scholarships were awarded.

“We are honored to be acknowledged for this work by an organization that is deeply dedicated to service,” said festival Director Karen Toering. “Our team has worked hard to build on the relationships we’ve developed over the last 14 years to contribute to Gary’s growing cultural scene.” Toni Simpson, GIBFF founder said, “The festival is produced by a committed core of Gary residents who work year-round to promote film and cultural connection as part of what it means to live and work in Gary, IN.”

”Cultural events like the GIBFF strengthen community bonds, boost local economies, preserve cultural heritage, and contribute to a positive and authentic representation of the community,” Simpson said.

Story Posted:05/26/2024

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