Pikeville University’s Weber Art Gallery recognizes Black History Month by providing the community with a “Black Excellence and Culture” exhibit marking and celebrating the contributions and impact of people and events associated with black history and culture throughout modern history.
“Black Excellence and Culture” provides historical references, visual images, presentations of important speeches and reflections on UPike’s past, present and future regarding the black experience. The display draws from multiple digital presentations, hand-created collages, paintings, a multimedia timeline, hard copies of research, readings of keynote speeches, and infographics.
Works of art from several classes are represented at the exhibition, including Art, Film and Media Arts, Psychology, Religion, Social Work, English, University Special Collections, and Allara Library Archive.
“The current ‘Black Excellence and Culture’ exhibit is meant to showcase the contributions of black lives to the world,” said UPike art professor Patricia Kowalok. “It is important that as educators, as thoughtful and thoughtful leaders, this information is brought to campus as well as the community to serve as a source of information, inspiration, pride and celebration. “
There will be a reception at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2. The exhibit will run through March 18 and is open to the public to view the exhibit in the Weber Art Gallery, located on the second floor of the Record Memorial Building on Campus.
For more information and gallery opening hours, visit UPike.edu/academics/arts/university-artgalleries/ or contact Petra Carroll at (606) 218-5759 or Kowalok at (606) 218-5758.