6:30PM - 8:00PM
In recognizing February as Black History Month, local visual and performing artists will salute in memory two African-American legends with strong North Carolina ties: Charlotte-born artist Romare Bearden and Winston-Salem’s Maya Angelou; poet, actress and author, with works on easel, the spoken word, digital imagery, singing, a theatrical excerpt and jazz music.
Guests will be able to take a self guided tour of the exhibition Conversations: Romare Bearden and Richard Hunt and the Contemporary Art Gallery to view numerous works by African-American artists prior to or following the program.
Featured local visual and performing artists include Yolanda Bynum, Tiffany Capers, Sean Mason, Brock and Charli Montgomery, Lee Stewart, Jon Strayhorn, Stacy Utley, Quentin Talley and Symphony Webber.
IMAGE: Romare Bearden (American, 1911-1988). Of the Blues: Carolina Shout,1974, collage and acrylic and lacquer on board. Museum Purchase: National Endowment for the Arts Matching Fund and Charlotte Debutante Club Fund. 1975.8. Collection of The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina. Art © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY