Bush Library Celebrates Black History Month with Special Art Exhibit
WHAT: To recognize the outstanding contributions to our community by local African American artists, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, KXAS-TV NBC 5, and the Multicultural Arts Alliance present the “3rd Annual Art Past & Present: From a Black Artist’s Perspective,” a special art exhibit.
WHEN: Feb. 9 – 22, 2018
WHERE: George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, 2943 SMU Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205
WHO: All community members are invited.
COST: Admission to this special exhibit is free.
The 3rd Annual Art Past & Present: From a Black Artist’s Perspective features the works of acclaimed local artists including Evita Tezeno, Dr. Giraud Polite, Carl N. Silde, the late William Tolliver, and three exceptional art students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts: Tristin Manus, Daniela Segovia, and Benjamin Vega.
The pieces included in this exhibit employ a range of media and address a variety of different subjects, perspectives, and concepts as they relate to the artists' personal narratives and experiences. Drawing upon themes from nature, history, the environment, and personal reflections, the works demonstrate how artists from different generations and worldviews express themselves through their art.
Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements made by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in U.S. history. Every American president since President Gerald Ford in 1976, has issued an annual proclamation to celebrate February as Black History Month.
"Throughout African American History Month, we remember how individuals, African American leaders of all kinds helped bring our nation together. We recognize our nation still has a long way to go. But in the example of the leaders like those we honor today, we see strength greater than any division. And we see hope for a day when freedom rings from every mountainside, and every corner of the country," said President George W. Bush on February 12, 2008.
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