THIS IS A DON'T MISS EVENT !!!  . . .  The 2017 Meet the Artists XXIX Opening Gala Celebration Event Will Take Place on SATURDAY,  FEBRUARY 11TH, 2017  from  5:00pm – 10:00pm at the Central Indianapolis Public Library, 40 East St. Clair Street!

The Artwork has been installed, is on display and will be on view through March 26, 2017. 

This is one of the largest attended African American art events in Indianapolis, last year over 2000+ of you joined us making it a great experience.  Artworks representing a variety of artistic mediums will be on display throughout the Library.   We also have amazing performers this year, including “Tindley Schools Accelerated Vocal Gospel Music Choir”; “Epiphany Dance Collective-featuring Ronnie Stone”; 2 dynamic spoken word artists, “Dome” and “Niobic”; Comedian “Dwayne Cobb” and the live band – “Ground Zero” .

Presented each year as a showcase for local African-American art, the Meet the Artists' exhibition is available for Free! public viewing during regular Central Indianapolis Public Library hours.

2017's Participating Visual Artists Are:

YOLANDA JORMAN (quilts), REGGIE WILLIAMS (acrylic), ROSHAUNDA HARDEN CARPENTER (mixed media), SHADE BELL (acrylic), ELIJAH NORWOOD (acrylic), ALLEN WRIGHT (acrylic, pencil, ceramics), DANIEL MATTHEW OWENS (acrylic), PURION PARKER (oil), DEIDRA COLEMAN (acrylic), LEONARD WHITE (photography), JEHROMEY MIDDLETON (acrylic, oil), JAMAHL CROUCH (acrylic, oil), DON G. LAWRENCE (1927 - 2015) (acrylic), SHERI VINSON (acrylic), DERROCK BURNETT (acrylic), MATTHEW EUGENE COOPER (acrylic), TYSHA AHMAD (jewelry), KRYSTAL DELONY (designer hand bag), ROSALYN FREEMAN (jewelry), LYNN JOHNSON (Jewelry), KATINA WASHINGTON (jewelry), DENNIS GREEN (metal sculpture), KEITH BULLOCK JR. (metal sculpture), FRANCINE WEEMS (human-size dolls), and D. DEL REVERDA-JENNINGS (social commentary installation, and mixed media sculpture).

Also on display will be the Youth Art Exhibit, "RECLAIMED," that demonstrates the ingenuity of 7th and 8th grade students from Indiana College Preparatory School (I-CAN) in creating meaningful art works from found and unrelated objects.  Other youth exhibits will feature works from the Young Prince & Princesses Arts group and seven-year-old Dallas Garrett.

Youth Workshop activities include: Bottle Cap Tambourine craft, face painting, Interactive gadgets and youth and adult coloring workshop.

Five Local Authors will be on hand to sign and sell their works, including SHEILA L. LEAVELL (Moments of Reflection), FELECIA WELLINGTON (I Write in the Dark: My Truth Be Told), ANANGELL MURRAY (Life, Hope & Pain), RAYNANDOLE E. POINDEXTER (Legends of a Lion), and ANGEL STARKS (The Undercover Business Woman).

Fashion Show coordinator – “Danisha Green” presenting FashionTrek: The Next Generation.

Founder/Curator ANTHONY RADFORD / Program Development - Artist in Residence INDYPL.

Our food vendor this year is Backyard BBQ. This gala opening is set to be an evening of remembrance. As always this is a Free and Open to the public event.

We are excited and look forward to seeing you once again!  We welcome you, your family and friends to come out to this great event.

Free! Limited parking for the Gala will be available in Central Library's garage, with overflow parking available at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Meet the Artists' is presented by the Library's African-American History Committee (AAHC).

For more about this FREE! Annual Library event.

INFO: 317-275-4099 , 
http://www.indypl.org/…/…/meet-artists-xxix-central-library/ ,https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=ghB0JcYQqqA ,
http://www.indypl.org/events/featured/ , http://www.indypl.org/…/…/meet-artists-xxix-central-library/ ,
http://indywithkids.com/february-black-history-month-celeb…/ ,
https://www.visitindy.com/indianapolis-imcpl-meet-artists , 

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Comment by D. Del Reverda-Jennings on February 2, 2017 at 2:19am

We have an excellent show this year Big Bruh!   ...  Had a great time installing along with you and Fred as always, can't wait to be on the set Opening Night!!!   


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