Black History Month 2021
Bethany Arts Community honors Black History Month with a series of Events & Exhibition
Black History Month
at Bethany Arts Community
Bethany Arts Community is pleased to honor Black History Month with musical performances, artists talks, art history course and an exhibition of Black History & Culture in Ossining, NY
Black History Month
Ossining Black History & Culture: RESILIENCE. DEDICATION. EXCELLENCE.
Curated by Joyce Sharrock Cole, Ossining Village Historian, the exhibit is on display February 6 – March 5
To commemorate Black History Month, Ossining Black History & Culture will honor over 190 years of economic, social, spiritual, political and education contributions made by the African American community of the Village of Ossining.
There is an absence of documented history and lore of the Ossining black community. This exhibit reveals an unseen glimpse into local black culture. Through their drive, resilience, and perseverance, the black community has been an integral component of the growth and prosperity of Ossining, laying foundations that we still benefit from today. Highlighting and amplifying their contributions (spanning two centuries), this exhibit will acknowledge the challenges they faced, celebrate their triumphs, and recognize their commitment to the Ossining community. Thought-provoking, eye-opening, and inspirational, Ossining Black History & Culture is an effort to connect, empathize, and honor the generations of black citizens that broke through barriers to benefit the community of Ossining as a whole.
The photographs and ephemera were loaned/donated by Ossining community members, past and present.
Monday – Friday (10am-12pm & 1pm-4pm)
Wednesday Mar 3 additional evening hours (5pm – 8pm)
Appointments strongly encouraged.
February 6 @ 2pm
Exhibit Opening: Ossining Black History & Culture
February 13 @ 5pm
Talk: Table Wizard Spinny Spin and the Separate 5 Mcs
Feb 19 @ 7:30pm
Art History: The Harlem Renaissance – A Golden Age
February 20 @ 5pm
An Evening of Music and Talk with Ted Daniel
February 21 @ 2pm
Artist Talk with Diana “Princess” Lemon
February 24 @ 12pm
Artist in Residence: Oluwadamilare (Dare) Ayorinde Choreographer Talk
February 27 @ 5pm
An Evening of Music
with KJ Denhert