Dozens gathered at The Mount Vernon Public Library Rotunda Galley for the Opening Reception of The Arts Council Of Mount Vernon presents Art Of My Land (mixed media art exhibit), Thursday evening. Local press, art lovers and even the Mayor of Mount Vernon, Ernie Davis came out to see the displayed work of Fani Miller-Beard, Jerry Becker, Cynthia Burgos, Cecelia Duncan, James “jAFa” Fair, Alison Gilham, Ted Jenkins, Barry Mason, Fanny-Marie Oliveras and Bujo Williams.
“We believe that art has a unique ability to blend cultures and generations. We are guardians of artistic life forces that permeate our diverse communities,” shares James ‘JAFa” Fair of the Fine Arts Sub Committee and designer of the programs given out at the opening reception. “We are artist and participants, educators and supporters; the common thread of artistic expression connects us all.”
Mount Vernon Mayor Ernest D. Davis, briefly addressed the crowd;
The Arts Of My Land exhibit runs through November 28, 2014
Previous events of the MVAC include, Save Our Youth Concert, Multi-Cultural Expressions (art exhibit), Celebrating Black Heritage (art exhibit), Tribute to Nelson Mandela (art exhibit), Some Of Our favorite Things (photo exhibit), Holiday Gospel Concert, Art In Women (mixed media exhibit), Teen Art (mixed media exhibit), Jazz Workshop, Arts on Third (photo art exhibit) and Arts on Third Festival.
For more information on The Mount Vernon Arts & Culture Council check their website