SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 - DECEMBER 1, 2019 East Gallery: Black American Voices: Shared Culture, Values, and Emotions--featuring The Zamora Collection Black American Voiceswas initially presented as a book in 2017. It includes African works of art, photographs of Black Americans, and narratives from their lives. Drawing this intimate connection with Africa and Black Americans illustrates the continuation of African cultures, shared values, and emotions as they have flowed to the descendants of Africans. The African art on display is from The Antonio & Betty Zamora Collection of African Art. The collection includes more than 500 works gathered by Antonio ?Tony? Zamora and his wife Betty throughout their nearly sixty years of marriage. The selected Black American photographs were borrowed from photo albums and archives of families and friends of African descent living in America. The narratives are the result of conversations and interviews that book editor and collection trustee Joe Barry Carroll has had with family, friends, and others over the years. Gold Sponsors: Purdue University Black Cultural Center and Holder Law Office
SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 - DECEMBER 1, 2019 McDonald Gallery: My View From Seven Feet: Paintings by Joe Barry Carroll Joe Barry Carroll began painting in his home studio several years ago. In that time he has quickly amassed a series of work that explore his roots and perspective. Carroll uses paintings to tell stories. These stories have explored the people who have guided him, the places he has encountered, his experience growing up in the American south, and his travels in during his professional career in the NBA. Platinum Sponsor: Arconic Gold Sponsors: Purdue University Black Cultural Center and Holder Law Office
CONTINUING EXHIBITS: JUNE 21, 2019 - NOVEMBER 3, 2019 Weil Gallery: Breaking It Down: The Elements of Art Gold Sponsors: Ron and Meg Ellis and Lorie Amick
JUNE 21, 2019 - SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 Shook Gallery: Going Big: Abstract Works by Jeff Smith
Friday, September 22, 2019 (6:30-8:30 pm)
Opening Reception for both Black American Voices: Shared Culture, Values, and Emotions - featuring The Zamora Collection and My View From Seven Feet: Paintings by Joe Barry Carroll.
Opening remarks by Betty Zamora and Joe Barry Carroll will be at 7:15. Joe Barry Carroll will not be available for autographs. Refreshments provided by theArt League of the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. Platinum Sponsor: Arconic Gold Sponsors: Purdue University Black Cultural Center & Holder Law Office
Friday, September 27, 2019 (7:00-8:00pm) Friday Night Live: Ebony & the Ruckus (infusion of jazz, reggae, and soul) Ebony Barrett-Kennedy is no stranger to stage. Along with her three brothers & mother, she began singing in church at an early age, and traveled regionally singing a cappella gospel. This began an early love of music. She later joined Toussaint and the China Band. With her brother as the front man, they created a soulful sound that swept the east coast. Unique blends of roots and lover?s reggae, funk, and soul presented opportunities to perform with artists such as John Legend, Wyclef Jean, and the Wailers and travel on a USO Tour. She brought this style to Lafayette as the front woman of Ebony & the Ruckus. Doors open at 6:00pm. Admission is free, thanks to our Sponsor: Purdue Federal Credit Union.