ASU Sponsors First Juneteenth Art Exhibit
By Hazel Scott/ASU
On June 19, 1865, roughly a quarter-million enslaved people in Galveston, Texas were finally set free, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
To commemorate a day that is linked to a defining moment in American history, the abolition of slavery, Alabama State University’s Department of Visual Arts is sponsoring its first Juneteenth art exhibit titled“Juneteenth Celebrating Freedom," which will run through July 29 at ASU’s Warren/Britt Galleries.
This exhibit will feature works representing freedom and commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people.
Participating artists are: Tiebetabasi Essiet (Alabama), Joseph Pearson (Texas), Dennis Winston (West Verginia), Cleve Webber (Alabama), Alex Smith (New York), Richard Clark (Georgia), Lucious Webb, Georgia, Eugene Wade, Texas, Jim Alexander (Georgia), Phillip Dotson (Tennessee), Nathniel Allen (Alabama), Daphne Burgess, (Alabama), Arturo Lindsay (Georgia), Robert Shealey (Alabama), Johnnie Mayberry (Mississippi), Norman Wiliams (Alabama), Tracie Hawkins (Georgia), Samuel Williams (Georgia), Carina Mayne (New York), Tamika Johnson, Clarence Talley Sr. (Texas), Felix Moorer (Alabama), Vandorn Hinnant (North Carolina) and Fredrick Pellum (Georgia).