Press release from the Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Asheville & Buncombe County:
On Monday, April 29, the Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County will partner with the YWCA and adé PROJECT to present “Triumph & Struggle in the Quest for Home, Family, Community & Culture.” This event will exhibit local works of art that reflect the YW’s Stand Against Racism theme of “No Hate, No Fear,” which is so closely tied to the legacy of Martin Luther King’s efforts to eradicate hate and embody love. The opening reception will take place at the YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Market St., Asheville. Doors will open at 5:30pm and the event will begin at 6. The reception is free and open to the public.
Up to seven artists will be selected to participate in the evening’s program, which will be the opening reception for a six-week art exhibit that will later be housed at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville in historic Montford. Oralene Simmons, president of the Martin Luther King Association’s board of directors, said the event is designed to address two sides of the Civil Rights movement. “Dr. King’s dream of equity for all is a wonderful theme for artists of all types, and is a reminder of how far we’ve come” she said. “In addition, though, we expect that some of the showcased works will reflect the struggle that has been a core theme in the history of the African-American experience.”
For more information, contact Michael Dempsey, Chair of the MLK Association’s Community Outreach Providing Empowerment (COPE) program, at email@example.com or (828) 407-4269. More about the Martin Luther King Association is available at mlkasheville.org.