Healing Arts Artist Spotlight: Audrey “Sala Adenike” Jeter Allen

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Written by Lisa Kaylor

We are excited to announce our exhibitor for the month of February as Audrey “Sala Adenike” Jeter Allen. Sala is an alumna of both Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Empire State College, State University of New York where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Performing and Visual Arts. Even though she originally hails from Brooklyn, N.Y., Sala’s work has continued to make its mark on the Augusta Community.

She is most known for her tenure as the Jessye Norman School of the Arts as the visual arts teacher in downtown Augusta. Since arriving, she has worn many hats including becoming the Artist in Residence at the John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, the artistic director of ABATSU African Drummers and Dancers and AJADACO Children’s African Dance Company. Her works continue to a beautiful preservation of African American history.

AU Health is grateful for her contributions as an artist and Healing Arts volunteer, and hope that her works bring pride and joy to all who view them. We invite you to visit Sala’s exhibit on display Feb. 1-25. The Healing Arts Gallery Wall is located on the second-floor foyer of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia and Augusta University Medical Center.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the Healing Arts Program and showcasing their work, please contact volunteer coordinator Elizabeth Black at 706-721-3596.