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September 2019

Resurgence – Rise Again: The art of Ben Jones
September 13, 2019 to December 15, 2019

Resurgence – Rise Again features large-­‐scale work by seminal artist Ben Jones that brings awareness to the plight and ascension of humankind. His artistic practice has been inspired by African spiritualism and ritual, and revolutionary struggles, especially of the people of Cuba. Ben Jones (b. 1941) is a New Jersey-­‐based artist, activist, and educator. Located in Gallery 1 Tuesday, November 12th | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | Highmark Room Film screenings of The Art of the Journey - The Ben Jones…

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Amani Lewis: Subjective Nature
September 13, 2019 to December 15, 2019

Amani Lewis: Subjective Nature features intimate, mixed-­‐media portraits of friends and family members with the goal of showing their humanity, which often goes unnoticed. Amani Lewis (b. 1994) is a visual artist based in Baltimore, Maryland. Located in Gallery 2 Tuesday, October 29th | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | Gallery 2 Jazz Listening Session + Artist Talk Brandon Woody Trio live jazz performance featuring acclaimed trumpeter Brandon Woody,  Savannah Grace Harris, New York-based drummer, and Troy Long, Baltimore-based pianist.  Brandon Woody is the subject of…

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October 2019

Yung Mulatto Project
October 13, 2019 to December 8, 2019

The Yung Mulatto Project: the selected works of the artist Miles Saal features the first solo exhibit of the Pittsburgh based Black artist, Miles Saal, known as Yung Mulatto (1996-2017). Originally from Bronx, NY, he spent informative early years in Jacksonville, FL. Miles’ figurative works of mostly ink to paper, recorded the culture of the creative network of people in his community with the strong influence of old school animation, Hip-Hop and head shop posters with raw tenderness and vulnerability.…

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November 2019

Soul Sessions: Daley
November 16 @ 8:00 pm

Daley is a singer, songwriter and recording artist hailing from Manchester, UK. His debut album Days & Nights was released shortly after via Universal Republic Records to critical acclaim, with contributions from Pharrell Williams, Illangelo (The Weeknd), Bernard Butler (Suede) and Andre Harris (Usher) and saw Top 20 singles in the UK charts - 'Remember Me' featuring Jessie J and 'Broken'. The album also birthed Top 10 R&B radio single 'Look Up' and was followed by sold-out headline tours around…

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SEEING COLOR IN ACTION
November 19 @ 6:00 pm

Join Amani Lewis and Murjoni Merriweather, co-founders of Clr'D artist collective, along with members Campbell Jackson, Washington DC-based mixed-media artist, and Jo Nanajian, Boston-based artist for a panel discussion. Moderated by Jessica Lanay, Art Writer and Critic. Located in Gallery 2. This Event is Free and Open to the Public RSVP: info@aacc-awc.org

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December 2019

We Want The Funk Festival
December 6, 2019 to December 7, 2019

The weekend features musical performances by iconic Funk legends, The Fatback Band, The Ohio Players, and Average White Band. Friday, December 6 - 7:30pm The Fatback Band THE FATBACK BAND is one of the most acclaimed disco, soul and funk groups to have ever emerged from America. Hugely influential and still playing live shows that blow audiences away, they are an original group from New York City who have put out a total of more than 35 albums. Along the…

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Current Galleries Closing Reception
December 15 @ 2:00 pm

RESURGENCE - Rise Again:  The art of Ben Jones and Amani Lewis: Subjective Nature LAST LOOK! A COLLABORATIVE PANEL DISCUSSION AND CLOSING RECEPTION WITH LIGHT REFRESHMENTS. Join artists Ben Jones and Amani Lewis for a lively conversation with Q&A. Moderated by Kilolo Luckett, Curator of Visual Arts. Located in the Highmark Room. This Event is Free and Open to the Public RSVP: info@aacc-awc.org

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Sweet Honey in the Rock
December 15 @ 7:00 pm

Sweet Honey In The Rock® is a performance ensemble rooted in African American history and culture. The ensemble educates, entertains and empowers its audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation for the Deaf and hard of hearing. Sweet Honey’s audience and community comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures throughout the United States and around the world, and includes people of all ages, economic/education/social backgrounds, political persuasions, religious affiliations, sexual preferences and…

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January 2020

Poetry Unplugged
January 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

The fourth annual Poetry Unplugged is a night of spoken word and music featuring artists from around the country using the life and work of Martin Luther King as inspiration. Poetry Unplugged will be a night of TRUTH and POWER. Mahogany Browne hosts an evening filled with Award-winning spoken word artists known for their fierce delivery and ability to move the crowd. Featured poets include jessica Care more, Ursula Rucker, and many more. General Admission show, seating is first come…

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February 2020

TRUTHSayers: Michael Eric Dyson
February 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is a Georgetown University sociology professor, a New York Times contributing opinion writer, and a contributing editor of The New Republic, and of ESPN's The Undefeated website. Dr. Dyson has authored nearly twenty books on subjects such as the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. in April 4, 1968, Malcolm X, Nas’s debut album Illmatic, Tupac, Marvin Gaye, and Hurricane Katrina’s devastating and long lasting effects. He has won two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Literary…

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