The Annual Black History: Artists’ Perspectives Exhibition 2019
Four years ago Durham resident and artist Willie Bigelow presented to us an idea for an exhibition celebrating African American history, featuring the artwork of several local artists. Four years later the exhibition continues. Again this year, we include artists who are exhibiting in our space for the first time. These 20 talented artists pay homage not only to our culture and history, but this year they join Hayti in celebrating Durham’s sesquicentennial – the 150th anniversary of the City’s founding.
The Black History: Artists’ Perspectives exhibition opens on February 1st and continues through April, 2019. Many of the pieces are for sale, and we hope you will support our exhibiting artists – and the arts – by purchasing their works and by encouraging others to do the same.
This year’s artists are: Willa Brigham, Willie Bigelow (also our curator), Wade Williams, Ed Baxter, Barton Hatcher, Maximillian Mozingo, Vanya Elliott, Sharon Barksdale-Worth, Malcolm Goff, Marjorie Barner, Crystal Carter, Lillian Thompson, Olivia Gatewood, Benjamin Morrow, Beatrice Truesdale, Roderick Moore, Alpheaus Walker, Mollie Renfrow, LeGrant Taylor and Juan Scivally.