Black History Month Gallery Exhibit on Display

NEWBURGH – In celebration of Black History Month, an exhibit by four local artists is on view in the Mindy Ross Gallery, Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange. The several media show includes photographs, jewelry, handmade scarves, convoluted fold books, collages, mixed media on handmade paper, and acrylic paintings.

Entitled Honoring Black History Month:
-depictions of our heritage and our interests-
Artworks by
* Ronald Weathers
* Mavis Alexander
* Marie Perry-Edwards
Oluwafiropo Margaret Ibitoye

…is an engaging show because visitors become acquainted with the artists through the individual works. Each grouping reveals something about the artist’s heritage as well as what each artist experiments with and focuses on.

Carolina Palm, color photograph by Ron Weathers
Carolina Palm, color photograph by Ron Weathers

There was an artists reception event on Sunday, March 5th. During the event, music was provided by Darius Beckford, pianist, who played jazz and contemporary selections some of which he has composed.

The exhibit time frame is from February 16 through March 24, 2023. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 8am to 9pm and on Friday 8am to 5pm.

Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets, GPS ~ 73 First St., Newburgh where free parking is available in the college’s garage.

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