Black artists to be featured at arts center

Opening reception on Feb. 4: Exhibit includes local artists and artists of the past


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • “Strong Woman” by Amber Dougherty (2014)




  • "Newspaper Boy" by Edward Mitchdell Bannister (1869)




  • "Waterfall at Mont-Morency" by Robert Scott Duncanson (1864)



— When the judges in the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition found out that Edward Mitchell Bannister was black, they tried to take back the prize they awarded him for his painting, “Under the Oaks.”

Justice was only served because his fellow artists — the ones he beat in the competition — stood up for him, and the prize was reinstated.

Prints of the work of Edward Mitchell Bannister, and several other prints by black artists, are on display during Black History Month in an exhibit curated by the Barryville Area Arts Association. The historical exhibit traces the history of black American art through slavery into the civil rights movement.

Running concurrently with this exhibit is a display of the work of contemporary and local black artists, including Robert D. Brown, Branly Cadet, Amber Dougherty, Jennifer Dougherty, and the late Geoffrey Holder. Both exhibits will be on display at the Artists’ Market Community Center, 114 Richardson Ave., Shohola, during February.

A free opening reception with complimentary refreshments and a brief presentation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4.



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Image Pantry packs boxes of sunshine for Pike seniors
By Frances Ruth Harris
— There's nothing quite like a big box filled with goodies, just for you.
Volunteer Jim Snodgrass...
Image Fannie's story: 'Hungarians are to love and be loved'
By Marilyn Rosenthal
— It is every immigrant's story, Diana Wiener said.
The story of her Hungarian great-grandmother,...
Image Breathing new life into a 66-year-old art show
By Anya Tikka
— More than 100 visitors came out to admire the paintings, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, and more at the annual...
Image Brain disease seen in most football players in large report
By LINDSEY TANNER
AP Medical Writer
Research on 202 former football players found evidence of brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the NFL, college and...

VIDEOS



Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.



MOST COMMENTED



Click on the ad above to print your coupon!
Weather in Milford, PA