The upcoming exhibits at the Hannibal Arts Council include original works by emerging and established African America female artists and digital images of African American women who used their gifts as an agent of social change. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 1 from 5:00-7:00 p.m., with a gallery talk by the exhibit curator at 6:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.
#BLACKGIRLMAGIC came about as a partnership exhibit with Jim’s Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center and is funded by the Missouri Humanities Council. In celebration of Black History Month, Jim’s Journey secured the curatorial services of Robert A. Powell of St. Louis’ Portfolio Gallery & Education Center. The mission of Portfolio Gallery & Education Center is to educate, enrich lives and foster a greater awareness of American artists of African American heritage. In the case of #BLACKGIRLMAGIC, Powell has curated an exhibit featuring African American female artists, both emerging and established.
The Photography Channel: Feminists will be filled with digital images of African American women who have worked tirelessly to make a difference shown on a 55” television. Viewers can expect to see images of historic female leaders in the African American community like Shirley Chisolm and Arizona Cleaver Stemons, as well as images of contemporary leaders.
The exhibits will run February 1-March 15 at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S Main St., and are being sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council, Jim’s Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
HAC gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Friday and 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturdays. The HAC gallery is closed on Tuesdays and Sundays. For more information on the current exhibit and other HAC programs contact the Hannibal Arts Council at email@example.com, 573-221-6545 or visit them on the web at hannibalarts.com.