Wyoming unanimously passed a proclamation for Black History Month, which provides an opportunity for celebration and education throughout our community. Check out these happening in Wyoming during the month of February.

Stay tuned for thought-provoking posts filled with knowledge and inspiration from the Wyoming Community in Action group, which works to raise awareness about and create positive change in our community. Feel free to leave comments on their Facebook page to maintain a positive among neighbors, and share with your children, other neighbors, family, and friends. Black history is American history and something we should all be educated about.

Event on Saturday, February 12

The Fine Arts Center will celebrate Black History Month through its Loving Wyoming Program on Saturday, February 12, from 1–3 p.m. Participants will learn about Beauford Delaney, an artist who lived and worked during the Harlem Renaissance.

This Loving Wyoming Art Program, which is free, will honor the life and work of Delaney, who was known for creating many incredible expressionist paintings. Students will create their own expressionist self-portraits, painting them digitally with iPads that were funded through a grant. They'll be able to incorporate photographs of their own faces into their artwork. The Center will also celebrate several artists, dancers, and musicians throughout the month in social media posts and draw inspiration from black artists during their regular Art Studio classes.

ACES (Advancing Cultural Equality and Success) of Wyoming – Event on Thursday, February 17

ACES is pleased to present “Black Culture: Shaping the Mainstream”.

This event will highlight the importance of HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), hip-hop, R&B, and Black representation in the media. The group welcomes the community to join them on Thursday, February 17, at 7 p.m. in the Pendery Auditorium at Wyoming High School. If you have questions, feel free to contact Liz Knopp, knoppl@wyomingcityschools.org.

Diversity in Design at Gallery & Paradigm Studios – Event on Saturday, February 19

In honor of Black History Month, A.R.T. Gallery & Paradigm Studios present “Diversity in Design,” a day of discovering new art, textiles, furniture, and accessories, on Saturday, February 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Stop by the space at 506 Wyoming Avenue.