Black Art Exhibit Opens Feb. 1 at the SBC Museum in Honor of Black History Month

By on January 31, 2019

In honor of Black History Month, Images of Black Culture, Life and History, a fine art exhibit featuring the works of 21 Southern California African American artists, will open Friday, Feb. 1 at the San Bernardino County (SBC) Museum. The exhibit will run through Sunday, March 3.

The exhibit, hosted by the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce, Inland Cities East, has been curated by local Artist Charles Bibbs. The featured artists of the exhibit include:

Alva, Adeola Davies-Ayeloja, Charles Bibbs, Manuelita Brown, Nathaniel Bustion, Errol Cook, Derrick Dzine, Kenneth Gatewood, Zeal Harris, Maurice Howard, Bernard Hoyes, Emmy Lu, Michael Massenburg, Viveca Mays, Rosalind McGary, Keith Mikell, Synthia Saint James, Theresa Shellcroft, Shaz Taylor, Christopher J. Wesley and Diana Shannon Young.

Also being featured at the SBC Museum is the Footsteps to You: Chattel Slavery exhibit. This exhibit brings to life the horrors of slavery as well as the daily perils experienced by enslaved people and the strength it required to fight for freedom. This exhibit is presented by Hardy Brown and the Black Voice Foundation.

An Opening Reception for the new Images of Black Culture, Life and History exhibit will be held Thursday, Feb. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception is included with a general admission SBC Museum ticket. General admission to the museum is: $10 for adults, $8 for military personnel and seniors, $7 for students with identification, and $5 for children ages 5 to 12. Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free.

The SBC Museum is located at 2024 Orange Tree Lane in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for recognized holidays. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities and parking is free. For additional information visit the museum at: www.sbcounty.gov/museum or by calling: 909-798-8605.