Juneteenth Exhibition

Craven Arts Council and GalleryNew Exhibition by local African American Artists to focus on Freedom

Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to present “Juneteenth” in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts for the month of June.

Local African American artists will present their works celebrating the diversity and freedom inherit to the arts, and what Juneteenth means to them. Craven Arts Council will host an opening reception during the downtown New Bern Artwalk, June 14th, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Juneteenth, celebrated June 19th every year, commemorates the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in the state of Texas at the close of the Civil War. In honor of this historic celebration of freedom in the South eight local African American artist will present works about the holiday, African American History, their experiences as African Americans, and what freedom means to them. Mediums range from acrylic to colored pencil to digital painting, with individual styles drawing on classical portraiture, animation, outsider art, and Afrofuturism. Artists include Lee Hood, Edward Hood, Dion Burroughs, Jarmon Fonville, and Claudius Smith.

Craven Arts Council and Gallery is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and admission to all galleries is free and open to the public.

For more information please contact Jonathan Burger, Marketing and Gallery Director, Craven Arts Council & Gallery, Inc. at the Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St., New Bern, 252-638-2577

Submitted by: Jonathan Burger