Reception for Black History Month exhibit set for Jan. 25Written by Sarah Ottney | Editor in Chief | firstname.lastname@example.org
A new art exhibit, “Black History Month 2013: The American Experience,” will open Jan. 25 at 20 North Gallery, 18 N. St. Clair St.
The show, open through March 2, will include work from 10 local and regional African-American artists.
The featured artist will be Steven S. Walker, a landscape painter living in Westerville, Ohio. The show will also feature Toledo-area artists Larenza Arnold, Aaron S. Bivins, Charles T. Gabriel Jr., Elizabeth V. Jordan, Ahavalyn Pitts, Brenda Price, Robert E. Shorter and Mack Walton as well as John Wade III from Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Exhibit hours will be noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday or by appointment. An opening reception is set for 6-9 p.m. Jan. 25. The event will include light refreshments.
The annual exhibit was founded by Peggy Grant, art director emerita of 20 North Gallery, in 1977, shortly after Congress enacted legislation recognizing the month of February as Black History Month. The show is the longest-running Black History Month event in Toledo, according to organizers.
This year, the first since Grant’s retirement, the show is being self-curated by the participating artists, said 20 North Gallery Art Director Condessa Croninger.
“The combined voices for this exhibit is just such a delight and such a wonderful change of direction for the show,” Croninger said.
For more information, visit www.20northgallery.net. An online exhibition catalogue will be posted on Jan. 25.