Update from Kate - Invitation to Fine Arts Exhibit and Reception - Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019

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Update from Kate

Celebrate Local Artists – Black Beyond Borders Fine Arts Exhibit Open to the Public at the Marin County Civic Center through January 10th

Join Us for the Opening Reception this Thursday, September 12th in the Board of Supervisors Chambers Gallery, Room 329 at the Civic Center


We have an abundance of artistic talent in our county, and I am excited to invite you to a wonderful fine arts exhibit being hosted at the Civic Center now through January 10, 2020. This exhibit is put on by MC Arts and Culture, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to

inspire, educate, and connect the public with African culture using the arts and “conscious economics” based on the radical dynamism of mutuality and self-reflection.

MC Arts and Culture provides resources and connects artists and entrepreneurs of the African Diaspora in the County of Marin, the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. This group offers a platform for the many gifted artists in Marin City, exposes audiences to their work, and provides them with opportunities to mentor and apprentice youth in the community.

The exhibit Black Beyond Borders, at the Marin County Civic Center public gallery space, showcases 100 works of art by Marin City artists and introduces MC Arts and Culture to the Marin County community. Black Beyond Borders connects artists whose families were part of the Second Great Migration of African descendants from the American South (1940-1970). The works featured in the exhibit convey an emotional but strategic response to the disappearance of culturally rich, vibrant communities and their eventual re-establishment, as a result of that migration. The exhibit reflects on relationships to music of all kinds, including spirituals, jazz, swing, blues, rock & roll, hip hop, and the many musical art forms born out of Black culture, showcasing creativity, energy and artistic expression, and communicating a shared history of migration and striving for freedom and unity. Black Beyond Borders is a commentary on the disappearance of African-American communities throughout the United States and the mass incarceration of African-American men, and challenges us to reflect on how these realities are impacting America’s future heritage and landscape.

The exhibit includes paintings, photographs, and sculptures by some 20 artists from MC Arts and Culture including Asya Abdrahman, Maalak Atkins, Tony Be Conscious, Orin Carpenter, Zwanda Cook, Lumumba Edwards, Mitchell Howard, Oran Hutson, David Johnson, Margot Jones, Godfrey Lee, Ricardo Moncrief, James Noel (deceased), Natalie Nong, Adrianne Pasley, Michael Tabb, The Arthur Wright, Jasmine Young, and students from Bayside/MLK Academy Artists Collective.

We invite you to visit the Civic Center to enjoy this exhibit. The 1st floor gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00am-6:00pm. The 3rd floor gallery is located in the Board of Supervisors Chambers Gallery, Room 329, and is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00am-6:00pm.

We hope to see you at the Opening Reception on Thursday, September 12th from 4:30-6:00pm at the Board of Supervisors Chambers Gallery, Room 329 at the Civic Center.