Celebrate Black History Month with These Amazing American Local Artists
In February we celebrate and commemorate the history of African Americans in the United States. What better way to do that than with art? Art has the power to shed light on distinct perspectives. Most of all, art can be a source of connection that draws communities together. As we celebrate Black History Month, ArtsFairfax recognizes the contributions of black creatives and leaders who have shaped our country and continue to enrich our culture through the arts!
Passport to The World of Music | Friday, February 3, 7:30 PM
Munit Mesfin will leave you enchanted with her renditions of Roberta Flacks biggest hits such as “Killing Me Softly with this Song” and “Where is the Love”. Grab your friends and celebrate the music of the Grammy-winning artist Munit Mesfin and her band at Creative Cauldron.
Poetry in Candlelight | Friday, February 10, 2023, 7:30pm
Come for the experience, leave with words and music forever in your soul. Join Tammarrah Addison for an evening of Poetry in Candlelight.
between a rock and a soft place | December 10, 2022 – February 26, 2023
At Tephra ICA, guest curator Deirdre Darden has assembled a thoughtful and poignant group exhibition featuring new works by Holly Bass, Adjoa Burrowes, Deborah Grayson, Katie O’Keefe, and Britt Sankofa. Darden is an emerging curator born and raised around art in Washington, DC. She began her curatorial practice in 2014 with Black Artists of DC. She has exhibited and collaborated with contemporary artists from DC, Baltimore, and New York. Additionally, she has organized panel discussions and artist talks touching on themes of race, womanhood, societal pressures, and art’s ultimate power.
Permanent Collection at the African American History & Culture Museum
Venture out to DC to visit Victor Ekpuk’s the “Union of Saint and Venus” at the African American History & Culture Museum. The painting is now part of the Museum’s permanent collection.