Bucktown Final Friday honors black history


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Posted Online: Feb. 26, 2014, 10:53 am
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
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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