Art Exhibition for Black History Month: 'From There To Now' at Artusiasm
February is considered the Black History Month, observed in the USA, Canada, UK and the Netherlands. It began as a way for remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.
Black History Month began as a week-long event in 1926 and eventually became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
Toronto is considered the first Canadian municipality to have officially recognized Black History Month, starting in 1979. The federal government officially recognized February as Black History Month in 1995.
Artusiasm Gallery is showcasing art to celebrate Black History, the legacies and cultural contributions. 30+ artists, 80+ pieces of art will be displayed at the new up and coming gallery in Toronto. In addition the art on the wall, there will be handmade products, live music, spoken words and refreshments at the opening reception.
From There to Now
February 9-18, 2018
Reception: Friday February 9, 2018 from 7 to 11 pm
RSVP Required to attend the opening reception Feb 9.