Black History Month is upon us and several local artists have decided to reflect on our local African-American history by venturing around the region, learning the history, and taking photos of historic sites to create a wonderful exhibition for the public titled, ‘Celebrating Black History’.
Assembled by Floyd Baker, Tamora Lee and Michael Mietlicki, the exhibit attempts to raise awareness of the contributions to the American experience by people of color. According to Tamora Floyd, “The sole purpose of this project is to go back to these historical places to inspire people of all ethnic groups to greater achievements so that we can move forward to create a dialogue.”
The first of three exhibits is at the Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center that opened Monday, February 3rd and runs until Friday, February 28th. In this exhibit, the Michigan Avenue Baptist Church, the Colored Musicians Club & Museum, and the Nash House are featured with a variety of close-up shots in a whole new perspective.
“CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY” Exhibit display and locations:
Monday, February 3rd. (On display now-February 28Th)
Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center
Market Arcade Building
617 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
Tuesday, February 11th. 6pm – 8pm
‘Diversity Night at Filigrees’
Filigrees Gallery & Boutique
1121 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14222
Thursday, February 13th. 7pm-9pm
‘Coming Home Buffalo Exhibit’
Coming Home Buffalo
140 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14201
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