Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Goshen College celebrates Black History Month with "The Dream" art exhibit

The Joy of Loving, sculpture by Jake Webster. Webster is one of several artists to be featured at the exhibit celebrating Black History Month.

Exhibit: "The Dream"
Date and time: Jan. 25-Feb. 18,  2009
Reception: Sunday, Jan. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Location: The Harold and Wilma Good Library, Goshen College
Cost: Free and open to the public

GOSHEN, Ind. – An art exhibit, "The Dream," will be on display in the Goshen College Good Library Gallery to depict African-American culture and life through sculptures, drawings, photographs and paintings by artists from the African American Arts Association of South Bend. An opening reception will take place on Jan. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m., with jazz and poetry readings. The exhibit will be open from Jan. 25 to Feb. 18.

The exhibit, celebrating Black History Month, brings together an eclectic group of artists, from Joe Casey, who painted for 50 years and never had the opportunity to see his art hanging on a gallery wall, to artists who have exhibited at leading galleries across the country. The other artists include Richard Allen, painter; Margaret Bryant, fiber; Javaugn Renee, painter; Ramiro Rodriguez, print maker; Kay Westhues, photographer; and Jake Webster, sculptor.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Goshen College Multicultural Affairs Office and the Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning. It is free and open to the public.

The Library Gallery, located on the lower level of the Harold and Wilma Good Library on the campus of Goshen College, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 11 p.m. Sunday.

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