Today, the LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts will reveal its Black History Month Exhibit themed “Civil Right” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit will consist of works from and inspired by the Civil Rights Movement.
This exhibit is a combination of pieces from LeMoyne’s traveling artists. Karl Zerbe, a former Florida State professor, will showcase his works that were inspired by events witnessed during the Civil Rights Movement.
Zerbe immigrated to the United States from Germany to escape Nazi persecution. He was touched by the way African-Americans were being treated during this time and dedicated his art to expressing the hostility he saw. Many of his former works were destroyed by the Nazis.
There will be portraits by Mickey Adair of local and national Civil Rights Activists, leaders and noted people along with images from the funeral of local Civil Rights Activist, Rev. C.K. Steele.
LeMoyne’s affiliated artist Kenneth Falana and visual arts professor at Florida A&M will showcase his private print collection of Civil Rights pieces.
Among these pieces will be enlarged black and white photos of Tallahassee is the 60’s. The exhibit will include works from other affiliated artists such as, Yvonne Tucker, Earl Johnson, Dean Mitchell and Chester Williams.
Joining into a partnership with Florida A&M’s Meek-Easton Black Archives Research Center and Museum, the show will also highlight how FAMU faculty, like Arteberry White, Lewis Hooper, Hobie L. Williams and Arthur Berry, were instrumental in LeMoyne’s beginnings.
LeMoyne is excited to showcase this extraordinary exhibition and highlight works during and inspired by the Civil Rights Movement,” says Ann Kozeliski, executive director of LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts.
This art exhibition will last from February 3, 2012 until March 10, 2012.
LeMoyne is a center for the visual arts that provides fine art exhibitions, year-round art classes, and special art-related cultural events for the citizens of Tallahassee and surrounding area. Their mission is to promote and advance education, interest and participation in the contemporary visual arts.
LeMoyne’s facility hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. For more information call 850-222-8800 or go to www.lemoyne.org.