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February 1, 2020 4 - 6 PM

A Celebration of Black History

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 black American artists are on display during February for Black History Month, in an exhibit curated by Ari Mir-Pontier and sponsored 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 on black art history is a display of the work of contemporary black artists and local black artists. There is a free opening reception with live music and complimentary refreshments on February 1, 2020 from 4 – 6 PM, at AMCC, 114 Richardson Avenue, Shohola, PA. Local artist Shanita Artson will make a brief presentation about her own creative journey through the arts.

This Celebration of Black History is made possible by grants from the Richard L. Snyder Fund, administered through the Greater Pike Community Foundation, and through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Event Graphic: "Nomusa" by Shanita Artson

Throughout 2020, BAAA is sponsoring "Creative Differences"—a place for artists and art lovers to forcefully and respectfully offer their opinions on the most pressing issues in the world of art.  These questions don’t have answers, but that’s never stopped us from friendly arguments and drinking coffee.

The topics are listed in advance, below, to give time for reflection beforehand.  Everyone is welcome to offer their opinion, or just sit and listen.  Complimentary refreshments are provided.  You've got to come to one to realize how much fun they are.  

It's 2 PM the first Sunday of every month, at the Artists' Market Community Center, 114 Richardson Avenue, Shohola, PA.  For dates, discussion topics, and other details CLICK HERE

Sullivan Sings!

Sullivan Sings! began as a project of the BAAA, and has now spun off into a separate entity.  It includes a YouTube Channel, a music label, music publishing, and artist promotion.  Please check out our separate web site here:  BAAAMusic

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