Friday is the last day of Black History Month, and the Final Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bucktown Center for the Arts (225 E. 2nd St., Davenport) will honor African-American heritage.|
The Sankofa Performing Arts Ensemble of Rock Island High School will perform an abbreviated version of a Black History Month production, a salute to Langston Hughes and other African-American poets. The performance includes the spoken word as well as musical renditions of poems sung a capella and with instruments.
Bucktown also will feature an exhibit of 200 years of African-American art. The exhibit will include some contemporary local African-American artists as well as a historical tour of African-American art and the artists that created it. Studio 56 will sponsor a treasure hunt of African-American historical facts throughout the galleries of Bucktown.
Bruce Carter, host of WVIK's "Art Talks," will be opening a new exhibit at Atom Studio + Gallery, the latest series of his pen and ink work. There also will be a closing reception for artists Pat Halverson and David Genac in the MidCoast Gallery. Rob Dahms will be playing guitar and singing at the reception. In addition to his solo act, he is a member of the band The Night People, which opened for Jimi Hendrix at the Col Ballroom back in the day.
For more information, call 563-424-1210 or visit bucktownarts.com.
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