Black History Month activities at Bucktown Center


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Posted Online: Feb. 01, 2013, 11:10 am
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Submitted press release.

In honor of Black History Month Bucktown Center for the Arts will host an exhibit of Black Art, chronicling African American Artist and their work. This exhibit will feature selected artists from 1798 up to the current artists of today. This exhibit is a visual narrative told through the work and lives of historical and contemporary Black Artists. Local African American Artists have also contributed to this visual narrative of "Black Art in America.
The exhibit will be displayed in Bucktown Center for the Arts second floor casement. The exhibit will open Feb, 6, and close Feb. 28, and is free to the public.
On Feb. 22, Studio 56 will host the work of Willie McNeal, a native Midwesterner and Davenport resident. McNeal's work is influenced by life, life as a musician, life as a family man and unquestionably, life as an African American. From the serenity of his water colored landscapes, to the bold use of pigments in his mixed media abstracts, McNeal's work is well worth seeing.
Studio 56, located in Bucktown Center for the Arts on the second floor in suite 201-B, will host a "Meet the Artist" reception, Friday, Feb. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. For information visit MyStudio56@aol.com


















 



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