Saturday February 3rd, 2018 - 1:00 PM - Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan
We will take the audience on a musical journey through black history, Historian Thelma Armstrong will narrate the event.Performances include music and song from African drums to spirituals and from Jazz to R&B and Reggae. Artists sharing their talent include African Drummer Tyrone Laws, Steel Drums by Highlite Vibes, Community Refuge Church Gospel Choir, R&B band Crown Jules featuring Jules Drucker and Lenny Harold and Courteney Wilds (The Wild Diva). Sponsored by The Manalapan Arts Council.
Commoditized, objectified, deified. A retrospective on the ways of seeing women . Saturday February 17th, 2018 – 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM– 140 Court Street, Freehold, NJ.
“The Arc of Brown Bodies: commoditized, objectified, deified”. A retrospective on the ways of seeing women. This exhibit examines how and why the female form dominates as subjects for the artist(s) and hopefully offer some ideas about ways to equity. The Arc of Brown Bodies is just that; from indigenous to us, to immigrant to enslaved and their children. Hopefully, you find it honest, and not the popular and self-serving and with new metaphors that reflect Black Lives and Metoo.
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Saturday February 24, 2018 – 1:00 PM – Freehold Reformed Church – 67 W. Main Street, Freehold, NJ
A celebration featuring multiple choral and musical selections, dramatic presentations, and speakers centered around “African-Americans in Times of Wars. It will enlighten you by highlighting the contributions and struggles of African-American men and women “who have in the past” and those who continue to serve in our United States military. Celebrating their courage and selflessness, we will honor our veterans and pay tribute to the fallen souls in a candle light ceremony!