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African Americans--“Who We Are, Where We’ve Been and Where We Are Going”: A Historical Exhibit at the BAC ~ RECEPTION

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The Barron Arts Center is pleased to present African Americans—“Who We Are, Where We’ve Been and Where We Are Going” a historical exhibit curated and arranged by the Independent Club of Colonia. The exhibit will be on view at the Barron Arts Center February 16-26, 2013. A reception for the show, featuring light refreshments, will be held on February 20, 2013 from 7-9pm.


 


African Americans- “Who We Are, Where We’ve Been and Where We Are Going” A Historical Exhibit, curated by the Independent Club of Colonia, will provide an in-depth look at the African American experience during the “Great Migration,” a significant 20th century event wherein millions of African Americans moved out of the rural American South to a new life in the North and Western United States. The show will also honor notable African American scholars of the time, as well as present contemporary responses.


 


The exhibit will be on view at the Barron Arts Center February 16-26, 2013.


The Barron Arts Center is located at 582 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge, NJ.


Gallery hours when exhibiting are Monday through Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m.-4 p.m.


 


The exhibit is sponsored by The Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission chaired by Dr. Dolores Capraro Gioffre with support from Mayor John E. McCormac


 


About The Independent Club of Woodbridge


The Independent Club of Colonia is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving Colonia and the local surrounding area.  Their mission is to encourage positive, personal & professional growth while developing leaders & role models within our diverse community.  Among the goals and objectives of the ICC is to pursue a rich and healthy lifestyle that promotes community involvement, diversity, honesty and the inclusion of all people.  The Independent Club of Colonia has served the community since 1949. For more information on the Independent Club of Colonia visit their website at www.independentclub.org.


 


About the Barron Arts Center – Woodbridge Township’s Center for the Arts


 


The Barron Arts Center, listed on the national Register of Historic Places, recently celebrated its 135th Anniversary. With the support of the Woodbridge Township Cultural Arts Commission and under the direction of Cynthia Knight, the Barron Arts Center offers programming to the public free of charge.


 


Donations are appreciated and are essential to the continuation of free quality arts programs and exhibits.


 


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For more information or directions, please call (732) 634-0413.


 


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