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Community Invited to Special Photo Exhibit at Five San Antonio Public Library Branches

San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) makes rich cultural and intellectual resources available to all. Beginning January 10, five SAPL branch libraries will feature “Reviving Benin,” a collection of images captured at the annual Voodoo Festival in Benin, West Africa. Nigerian photographer Nseabasi Akpan provides an all-access pass to performances held on the festival grounds and within the community.

These selected images offer a closer look at topics concerning community, tradition and celebration. This exhibition is used as a platform to expose viewers to West African culture and provide insight to the unique history of the cultural phenomenon known as “voodoo.”

The exhibits are being organized by the Olaju Art Group, a nonprofit based in San Antonio that focuses on African arts and culture.

Openings of the exhibit, a presentation, and reception will take place at the following branch locations

  • Sunday, January 10, 2 – 3 p.m., Forest Hills Branch Library (5245 Ingram Rd., 78228)
  • Tuesday, January 12, 6 – 7 p.m., Cortez Branch Library (2803 Hunter Blvd., 78224)
  • Thursday, January 14, 6 – 7 p.m., Carver Branch Library (3350 E. Commerce St., 78220)
  • Saturday, January 16, 2 – 3 p.m., Tobin Library at Oakwell (4134 Harry Wurzbach Rd., 78209)
  • Tuesday, January 19, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Parman Branch Library (20735 Wilderness Oak, 78258)

For more information on the exhibit, contact Sandra Griffin at or call 210-207-9230.


Marcie Hernandez
Public Information Officer

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