Celebrate Black History Month with These Amazing American Local Artists

Celebrate Black History Month with These Amazing American Local Artists

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! 

Munit Mesfin 

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. 

 

Tammarrah Addison

Tammarrah Addison 

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. 

 

Deirdre Darden 

between a rock and a soft placeDecember 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. 

 

Victor Ekpuk 

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. 

 

Discover more places to go and things to do, or submit an event, at ArtsFairfax.org/Calendar.

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