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Twenty-Two Black Artists

DATES September 16, 1973 through October 21, 1973
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  • September 7, 1973 An exhibition of paintings, sculpture, and graphics, titled TWENTY-TWO BLACK ARTISTS, opens in the Community Gallery of The Brooklyn Museum on September 16 and will remain on view through October 21. There will be an artists’ Opening Reception on Sunday, September 16, from 2 to 5 P.M.

    The twenty-two artists in the exhibition are members of two Black artist organizations of Brooklyn, FREE ART MOVEMENT from the Bedford-Stuyvesant community and B.A.S.E. (BLACK ART STUDENT ELEVATION) from the Clinton Hill community. Both organizations were formed to foster increased exposure and recognition for the minority artist as well as greater awareness of the visual arts within their community.

    Participating in the exhibition are: (from B.A.S.E.) Eric Brown, Charles Combs, Oscar Farrar, Ogandipe Fayomi, Larry Pikes, Muhammed Hakeem, January Hunter, Edward Jennings, Frank Moore, Sam Quinones, Johnel Tracy; (from Free Art Movement) Tejumola Adetutu, Steave Bowser, Carlos Byron, Melvin Campbell, Jokulo Coper, Ray Daniels, Dwight Dates, Bill Hilton, Bill Howard, Warren Parker, and Ken Radcliffe.

    The exhibition is made possible by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.

    In conjunction with the exhibition, the Education Department’s Sunday People-to-People Program will present ON BLACK ART: A PANEL DISCUSSION on Sunday, September 30, at 2:00 P.M. in the Member's Room. The panel will consist of two artists from each organization who will discuss various aspects of Black art with the audience.

    Admission is free.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1971 - 1988. 1973, 037
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