New exhibit pays tribute to black artists

Contemporary and historical works included: Opening reception at Artists’ Market planned for Feb. 3


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  • “Blessed,” by Teddy Wilson




  • “Yaa Asantewaa,” by Malinda Ware




  • “Newspaper Boy,” by Edward Mitchell




— The Barryville Area Arts Association is sponsoring a Black History Month exhibit at the Artists’ Market Community Center in Shohola.

It includes the work of contemporary artists and an exhibit of prints tracing the history of black American art through slavery into the civil rights movement. It includes the work of Edward Mitchell Bannister, who nearly lost the prize awarded his painting “Under the Oaks" when the judges in the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition found out he was black. Justice was served only because his fellow artists — the ones he beat in the competition — stood up for him. The prize was reinstated.

The contemporary work in the exhibit features artist Malinda Ware as well as the creations of Shanita Artson, Amber Doherty, Ed Hicks, Teddy Wilson, and Jennifer Doherty.

The exhibit being curated and coordinated by the Vice-Chair of the Barryville Area Arts Association’s Executive Committee, Ari Mir-Pontier.

An opening reception to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, will include complimentary refreshments, live music, and a group show of local artists. The Artists’ Market Community Center is located at 114 Richardson Avenue in Shohola.

This event is funded, in part, by the Richard L. Snyder Fund, administered by the Greater Pike Community Foundation.





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