Cover Art: Ceramic Mask by Claudia Carter
Black History Month at Angst Gallery February 1-23
First Friday Art Walk Opening Reception: 5-9pm February 1
In honor of Black History Month, Angst Gallery showcases art which reflects all aspects of African- American life, culture, and history.
According to show organizer Claudia Carter, “I would like people to have a better understanding of African American culture and what it means to be recognized for our worth to the community in which we live. Living in the Northwest, it is easy to be overlooked and to feel like you don’t belong. Black History Month is not automatically recognized as a holiday. We have to insist that it be recognized. Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievement by Black Americans. It is a time for recognizing the central role African Americans have played in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week” founded in 1926 by noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black History.”
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Since its opening in 2008, Angst Gallery has hosted solo and group shows featuring more than 300 local and national artists and cultural events including art shows, musical performances, book launch parties, art talks, classes, workshops, and the monthly Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic. More than just a place to show art, Angst Gallery is also a safe space for community discussion, where all people are respected for who they are. We donate the use of the space to organizations that work for human rights and progressive social change.