CONTACT: Nicole Smith, Public Relations Manager
Concord University, Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 18, 2023
The Fine Arts & Communication Department at Concord University is pleased to feature a mixed media art exhibit that draws upon the artist’s experience as an African American in Appalachia. The exhibit is on display now through September 15, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the Arthur Butcher Gallery in the Alexander Fine Arts Center. An artist reception and panel discussion will be held on Thursday, September 7 at 6:00 PM in the main theater.
Black History Month is an art exhibition focused on Black American stories, historical and current events, as told by an Appalachian. West Virginia artist, Robby Moore examines American’s trivialization of Black stories and historical figures, using Appalachia as an inspiration. His work for this show features stories and events often omitted from most Black History Month observations.
The exhibition will tour Appalachia through 2024, accompanied by a panel discussion about Black History and the role that Black artists play in historical and current events.
Moore describes his process, “I wanted the work to look like something I might have found in a forgotten corner of a disused drawer in 1992; something my Granny saved from her childhood, and it ended up folded, under sheets and towels in her closet… I hope that it inspires you to learn and share Black History every month of the year.”
This exhibition was made possible through the generosity of the Way Makers Collective and New Media Advocacy Project’s Appalachia Reframed.
More information can be found at: www.robbymooreart.com
Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086, if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.
Concord University may take pictures at these events for publicity purposes.