Friday, October 1, 2010

A Man Named Pearl Coming to New Orleans!

If you are in the New Orleans area, you must come & see this extraordinary man speak. Otherwise search out the documentary "A Man Named Pearl". It is the most warming,restorative story of the human spirit & artistry.

He will appear on CBS affiliate WWL-4 Thursday morning


Fryar to Speak on a Panel with Leah Chase and Edward "Kidd" Jordan

When Pearl Fryar and his wife sought to buy a house in an all-white neighborhood of Bishopville, SC, they were discouraged with the explanation that "Black people don't keep up their yards."

Remarkably, instead of fueling bitterness and anger, this comment motivated Pearl to win the Bishopville "Yard of the Month Award," and eventually to transform his ordinary suburban yard into a horticultural wonderland.

The garden's topiary centerpiece emblazons both its message and Pearl's own philosophy: "Love, Peace, and Goodwill."


What: "An Evening with Pearl Fryar"

When: 5:30p Thursday Oct 14th
Where: Longue Vue's Playhouse
Cost: $10 Suggested Donation

On Friday October 15th

A Man Named Pearl Screening
When: 9am, Friday, Oct 15th
Where: Dilliard University Lawless Chapel
Cost: Free

Topiary Sculpture Demonstration by Pearl Fryar

Dilliard Lawless Chapel
Free to Public; 1st come 1st served

Panel Discussion with Pearl Fryar, Leah Chase & Edward "Kidd" Jordan
For more information, contact Hilaririe Schackai at 504 488 5488,ext 401 or

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