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A Man Named Pearl

by aec

The AEC Back Row Film Series kicks off Saturday, June 28th with a demonstration, film screening and talk by renowned topiary artist Pearl Fryar.

The documentary A Man Named Pearl tells the inspiring story of self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar, whose unlikely journey to national prominence began with a bigoted remark that inspired him to create a message of peace and goodwill through his garden sculptures. Pearl and his gardens have been featured in the New York Times and Smithsonian, and on NPR and CBS Sunday Morning. This award-winning documentary, co-produced by Shaking Ray Levi Society, offers an upbeat message about respect for both self and others, and shows what one person can achieve when he allows himself to share the full expression of his humanity.

Tickets are going fast! Call the AEC or visit our website to get your tickets early.

When: Saturday, June 28th
Where: The Tennessee Aquarium

5:00 PM Topiary Demonstration by Pearl Fryar on the Tennessee Aquarium Plaza
6:30 PM Film Screening and Discussion with Pearl Fryar in the Tennessee Aquarium Auditorium - use members' entrance

Cost: $5 for AEC and Aquarium members; $10 for non-members.

Presented by green|spaces

Special thanks to the Tennessee Aquarium, Shaking Ray Levi Society, and Shadow Distribution for making this event possible.

Film | By aec | 10:54 AM


"A Man Named Pearl" was extraordinarily uplifting. Thank you, Shaking Ray Levi Society and AEC for bringing this man to the attention of many through this beautiful film. As a lady in the film said, "Pearl GETS IT". God Bless him.

Posted by: Marilyn Sizer at September 25, 2021 12:19 AM

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