YORK COLLEGE TO HOST 11TH ANNUAL MLK/BLACK HISTORY MONTH EXHIBIT AND CELEBRATION

January 6, 2010 | York College

The York College/Community Commemorative Quilt Committee (YCCCQC) will hold its 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) & Black History Month Art, Memorabilia, Poetry, Quilt Exhibition and Celebration, Sunday, January 10, 2010 at the York College Performing Arts Center,  94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY. YCCCQC raises scholarship funds for deserving York College students. The exhibition will run to Sunday, February 7, 2010.

Emceed by John Watusi Branch, executive director of The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc., the opening of the art exhibit and reception will commence at 1:30 p.m. followed by the MLK Celebration at 3:00 p.m. General admission is $5.00 for adults. Free on-campus parking will be available.

Internationally-renowned artist Charles Lilly is the event’s art curator. The quilt curators are Marian Webber and Diane Pryor-Holland who have been quilting, teaching and exhibiting for over 20 years. Lilly is best known for his Budweiser series, “Great Kings of Africa” as well as the cover of Alex Haley’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Over 400 works of art will be on display. They will include quilts, paintings, sculpture, photography and mixed media. Many of them will be for sale.

“This is a visually stunning exhibition and well worth visiting,“ said York College President Marcia V. Keizs. “It’s also for a very worthy cause particularly during these difficult economic times.”