The only way anyone can really prepare for the future is to honor the past. African American art has always been piqued with interest. Somehow, many are unable to separate African American's history to African American art. It has been a struggle, especially for contemporary artists who long to be recognized as artists rather than African American artists.
However, there is also that fact that it's hard to separate a highly intimate thing, like art, to one's history. Maybe, the only way to truly establish a unique identity is to embrace one's community. That's exactly what Monday's event is for, to celebrate Black History month through a tribute to great writers that played, play and will play a critical part in the future of American culture. Cleo Anderson, Carlease Burke, Michael Castro, Dale Guy Madison, Iona Morris, Michael Shepperd and Jennifer Leigh Warren will take the stage.
This will be followed by the opening of the "Advocate & Gochis Galleries: Ain’t Just Paint" exhibit featuring some of the most unconventional pieces of art from CCH Pounder Collection.
The best part is it's all for free. However, reservation is strongly encouraged.
- "A Tribue to African American Authors & Art Opening"
- 7:30 p.m., Feb. 25
- The Renberg Theatre
- 1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood
- Call 323-860-7300 or visit their website