Black History Month at the Corbin

 

The Corbin Studio and Gallery located at 4 E Main Street in Crisfield will celebrate Black History Month during February 2020. Sponsored by It Takes A Village and the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project, this celebration features an exhibit and a Community Afternoon as well as a Parents Night for It Takes a Village. All events are free.

 

The exhibit will showcase items of artistic and cultural significance to the African American community that celebrate black gifts and talents and will be open Fridays, February 14th, 21st and 28th from 10 am to 3 pm and by appointment. Additional volunteers may allow extended exhibit days and hours. To volunteer to help staff the exhibit or if you are interested in loaning exhibit material, contact committee members James Lane at rags4legs@yahoo.com, LaVerne Johnson at ldjohnson.scs@gmail.com, Josefine Barkley at elmerbarkley75@msn.com.  Pastor Vernell Cottman is also a committee member.  In addition, individuals can reach A & E Coordinator jmerritt@crisfielscityhall.com to arrange display item drop off.  The Corbin Studio & Gallery at 4 E Main Street will be open for item drop off on Fridays January 24th & 31st from 10 am to 3 pm.  Exhibited material should celebrate African-American culture and may be historic artifacts or photos from Crisfield or nearby areas, or art or crafts of any time period by an African-American artist.

 

It Takes a Village Executive Director Darlene Taylor and cultural historian James Lane are the coordinators for the Community Afternoon on February 22th from 4 pm to 6 pm.  This evening will include live performances of influential African American artist's work including James Weldon Johnson's poem "Creation," and will take place in the Corbin Gallery where exhibits can be viewed as well.  Appetizers will be provided.

 

It Takes a Village will also hold a Parents Night on February 27th at 6 pm with appetizers provided.  This and all events are free.

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