DCPL seeking local artists for Black History Month art show

January 12, 2022 | 12:07 am

Updated January 11, 2022 | 9:00 pm

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Daviess County Public Library is taking the next few weeks to prepare for their Black History Month Art Show to celebrate local African American artists.

DCPL Adult Programming Coordinator Lisa Maiden said she believes that hosting an art show focused on African American artists will utilize the different powers that art has.

“We believe that art has the power to connect people; art can convey messages in unique ways so that the message can be understood and received by all,” Maiden said.

Maiden said the art does not have to be Afrocentric and artists are able to prepare in the medium of their choice.

To submit work, artists are asked to pick up an application from the library and submit a short bio and photo of themselves. Both will be shown alongside the artwork.

There is a limited amount of space for submissions so there are restrictions on sizes.

  • Paintings should be not be larger than 30” by 30”
  • Sculptures and other dimensional art should not be larger than 24” by 24” by 24”

Applications are available on the second floor of the library from Jan. 24 to Feb. 7.

January 12, 2022 | 12:07 am

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