'Grannies on Safari'

January 25, 2012 4:17:39 AM PST
The hosts of the ''Grannies on Safari'' travel series, Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson, have put together a 138-page collection, showcasing some of the most photogenic places they have been since their international show began in 2006.

This is the first book they have published using their extensive travel library of over 10,000 photos.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Two best friends - one a marketing executive retiring from a 31-year career with an international airline, the other an arts executive who worked with organizations and artists across the globe - combined their passion for travel, culture and connecting with people in distant lands to create Grannies on Safari®, an Emmy® award winning TV series. The Grannies on Safari series became a reality when Regina and Pat funded the project to launch GOS' first six-part series in 2006 and the second seven- part series in 2008. Currently, GOS is shown on most public television stations throughout the United States and it is syndicated on UK Travel Channel airing in 117 countries. As the creators of GOS, Regina and Pat bring a global worldview developed from their youth and cultivated throughout their professional careers. From childhood, Regina has appreciated different cultures, an attitude encouraged by her musician father, who spoke about foreign lands he visited on tours around the world. Regina has traveled to 35 countries. Pat's life has been devoted to helping artists and arts organizations find their voices. She has led several arts organizations as well as the Chicago Artists International Program for 250 artists and arts administrators from 60 countries. Pat has had assignments and/or presented on arts issues in countries including India, Ghana, Senegal, China and Brazil. Though travel, art and culture have been GOS' inspirations, Regina and Pat's travels made it clear that GOS had another mission: to help struggling communities that economically depend on women's work. Their goal is to help women support their families and become economically independent.

Grannies on Safari
Book Signing
The DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Place
Sunday, February 5
2pm- 5pm