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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2024 CELEBRATION

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 | 5:30-7:00 PM

Join the Town of Cornelius Parks & Recreation DepartmentSmithville Community Coalition, and Cain Center for the Arts for the annual Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, February 24, 5:30-7 p.m. The event will take place here at Cain Center for the Arts (21348 Catawba Ave).

Attendees will enjoy guest speakers from the Smithville Community Coalition and local community, poetry readings, and a live music performance from Sons of Mystro, rising stars who use their violins to interpret reggae classics, American pop songs, and their own original compositions. This event is free, open to the public, and appropriate for all ages. Light refreshments will be provided.

Later that evening, Sons of Mystro will also give a full-length, ticketed performance at Cain Center for the Arts starting at 8 p.m. See full details below!

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

ALVIN C. JACOBS, JR. | SMITHVILLE COMMUNITY COALITION

Artwork by Alvin C. Jacobs Jr. will be on display at the Smithville Community Coalition offices (21031 Catawba Avenue, #104) from February 5-March 1. Public viewing hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jacobs is a professional photographer and image activist living in Charlotte, NC. A transplant to the Queen City, Jacobs honed his craft on the front lines of America’s social justice movements. His distinctive aesthetic is marked by a propensity toward highlighting stark contrast and in dealing in the black & white – both in photography and in the world.

BAE HART | CAIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Artwork by Bae Hart will be on display at Cain Center for the Arts from February 12-March 1. Public viewing hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hart’s impressive career has seen her work featured by some of the most influential brands, publications, media outlets and museums in the world, using her photography to capture the essence of Black culture and elevate its visibility on a global stage. Through her work, she aims to showcase the rich and diverse experiences of Black people everywhere, celebrating their unique contributions to society and encouraging greater understanding and acceptance.

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