We are so excited to kick off the 2024 Creative Expressions contest open to all Jr. High and High School student living in or attending Tri-Town schools. This year's theme is African Americans and the Arts.
"African American art is infused with African, Caribbean, and the Black American lived experiences. In the fields of visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural expression, the African American influence has been paramount. African American artists have used art to preserve history and community memory as well as for empowerment. Artistic and cultural movements such as the New Negro, Black Arts, Black Renaissance, hip-hop, and Afrofuturism, have been led by people of African descent and set the standard for popular trends around the world. In 2024, we examine the varied history and life of African American arts and artisans."
Art will be on display at the Mattapoisett Public Library during Black History Month with an opening reception on Saturday, February 24, from 2-4 pm in the Community Room at MFPL.
Entries can be dropped off anytime during regular library hours until February 22 at 4 pm. The earlier the entries are dropped off the more exposure they will get! We can't wait to see what you create.
For more info visit the contest page.