Press release from City of Asheville:
Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) invites local artists of all mediums to submit pieces to display during a pop-up gallery celebrating Black Legacy Month from Feb 17-28 at Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Community Center . Participants should register online at https://bit.ly/APR_Call_for_Artists and drop off submissions between Feb. 13-16. Interested artists may also stop by the center or call (828) 259-5483 to register.
The show, titled “Southside Presents: Black History Through the Eyes of Art,” opens with a reception on Friday, Feb. 17, from 6-8 p.m. and art pieces will remain available for viewing through Tuesday, Feb. 28, during regular center hours. Grant Southside Center is located at 285 Livingston St.
“Our center is located in the Southside neighborhood, so many of the regulars share stories of Black excellence from the past and present,” according to Jess Johnston, Grant Southside Center Facility Manager. “Examining how local artists acknowledge and celebrate heritage is a fascinating way to explore accomplishments, struggles, victories, and so much more.”
During Black History Month, APR invites residents to explore and discover the achievements, contributions, and journeys of Black heritage. To explore programs and events, visit ashevillenc.gov/parks.