African American art show taking place at NACC

Staff Reports Niagara Gazette

NIAGARA FALLS — In honor of Black History Month, the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC) will host its third-annual African American Art Festival.

An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday. It will be a gala event with live entertainment and ethnic food.

Come enjoy food prepared by those known in the community for their famous BB ribs, sweet potato pie and pound cake. Music will be provided by well-known bassist Sabu Adeyola and Company.

The art is provided by a host of regional artists, according to Kathie Kudela, executive director of the NACC.

“This is local talent that a lot of people don’t know about,” she said.

Ray Robertson, the curator and a participant, said the show that started three years ago “is an artistic celebration of Black History Month.” He states “the show has grown both in participation and variety. There will be works by men and women in sculpture, painting, photography, film and poetry.”

The gallery show will continue through March 20 at the NACC.

As an added feature, two artists will be chosen to develop workshops in collaboration with the NACC and the Castellani Art Museum. The workshops will be held in February and March and will be open to the public

Call the NACC at 282-7530 for more information.