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'Echoes of Africa' Exhibition

Every week from June 4, 2022 until August 20, 2022.
Monday: 1 PM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 1 PM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Thursday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Friday: 12 PM - 5 PM
San Diego Central Library: Art Gallery

Echoes of Africa celebrates classical and contemporary artistic traditions by African and African American artists. This two-part exhibition features African artifacts from San Diego Mesa College's World Cultures Art collection coupled with artworks produced by local contemporary artists. A dynamic group of artifacts will be exhibited, featuring objects that demonstrate the mastery of African artisans in metal, wood, ceramics, beadwork, and textiles. The Fine Arts gallery will highlight artworks by contemporary local artists in conversation with select African artifacts, echoing and responding to aspects of their materials, symbolism, and creative process. The exhibition pays tribute to the ongoing cultural and artistic influence of African art on African American artists and celebrates our connections to the spirit and history of African and African American culture.

Curated by Dr. Denise Rogers and features work by Andrea Chung, Angie Jennings, Christopher Lloyd Tucker, Maxx Moses, and Jermaine Adeshola Williams.

Gallery Hours:
• Monday and Tuesday, 1 – 7 p.m.
• Wednesday – Saturday, Noon – 5 p.m.
• Closed on Sunday

Opening Reception will take place on Jun. 4, 2022 promptly at 12:00 p.m. on the 1st floor courtyard with a special performance by the World Beat Center African Drum and Dance group. Following the performance, guests will be welcomed into the exhibit areas, both in the Popular library on the 1st floor as well as the Fine Arts Gallery on the 9th floor. Refreshments will be served.

Artist Group Info

Andrea Chung, Angie Jennings, Christopher Lloyd Tucker, Maxx Moses, and Jermaine Adeshola Williams

San Diego Central Library: Art Gallery

330 Park Blvd
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 236-5800

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Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.