Date(s) - 02/04/2017 - 02/26/2017
Celebrating Black History
February 10th 6pm-10pm
Mayor Bob Sampayan presentation of Black History Month Proclamation @ 6:00pm
Vallejo Charter School Dance Company Performance 6:30pm
Artist Talks @ 7:00pm
The Artiszen Cultural Arts Center is partnering with Mrs. Jeanette McCree Goudeau to present: Celebrating Black History, a month full of art, music, and events which will be presented at the Artiszen Cultural Arts Center from February 4th to February 26th, 2017 (6-10pm).
The month-long celebration has begun at Artiszen and goes into full swing on Friday, February 10th during 2nd Friday Art Walk. Join us at the launch of our new gallery art exhibit Celebrating Black History, showcasing the art of our beloved Cleven Goudeau, who was known to most as “Goodie”. While he may not be with us anymore, his spirit and passion for art and community remains his legacy. Come see this wonderful collection of paintings, original greeting cards from the 60s, and comic strips that will be filling the gallery with love and remembrance of Goodie.
Also exhibiting are some exciting works by Oakland artists Bryan Keith Thomas with his Harriet Tubman Altar and Melanin “Deadeyes” Buford with his African/Street inspired art as well as art from Vallejo’s own well-known artist/musician Earl Stevens, an extremely talented multi-media artist named Nana “Eno” Quame Enninful from Ghana, and photographer Derike Smith with his unique glimpse into the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC.
The combined and colorful works of the above artists make for an amazing show you will not want to miss!
The celebration continues Friday, February 17 with our Obama Happy Hour featuring the Early Riser Band (6-10PM) … Come kick off Presidents’ Weekend with us as we celebrate a truly historical time in our history when Barack and Michell Obama were in the White House.
PLUSSSS!! on Sunday, February 26, come back to Artiszen for the “Man in the Mirror” Black History Month Jubilee (2-6pm). This is a Dinner/Fundraiser to raise funds for a new American Muslim Center whose purpose is to be a non-profit organization that will provide a continuous place of worship, conduct Islamic classes, as well as providing hot food, clothes, and resources for folks in need in our community. All cultures will be welcomed, let’s “make that change”! Tickets available on Eventbrite under “Man in the Mirror”
Come and enjoy The Art of Community with us and make Artiszen your destination during February