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February 2023: Storytellers: A Celebration of Black Artists

Presented by Community Foundation of Macon County and the Decatur Area Arts Council.

February 3rd - 23rd, 2023
Location: Anne Lloyd Gallery
Monday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Tuesday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Wednesday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm
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This exhibit will feature a collection of 2D “stories” about the Black experience from an artist’s perspective. Each of the artists in this group exhibit has a connection with the Central Illinois region. Each will address their experience or the experience of others through their preferred mediums in this unique display. The exhibit is co-curated by DAAC’s Jami Fawley and Decatur artist Antonio L. Burton, aka Toni Picasso. Each artwork will be displayed alongside its story in written form.

First Friday Gallery Walk - Friday, February 3, 2023, 5-7 pm

  • Anne Lloyd Gallery
    - Live music featuring Tebe Zalango on violin
    - Complimentary refreshments
    - 6pm presentation by Oba William King (member of the National Association of Black Storytellers), featuring drummer Mark Vaughn
    - Community Drum Circle led by Kaream Williams will follow the presentation. Bring your drum!
  • Blue Connection will feature Millikin University Student artwork
  • Gallery 510 will feature the artwork of Grace Snively

Mid-Day Music-Black Classical Composers

Wednesday, February 22, 12:15 - 12:45 pm, featuring a lecture-demonstration with Illinois Symphony Orchestra violinist Chenoa Murphy.

Gallery Field Trips

Available for school and community groups of all ages – Includes a guided tour through the gallery exhibit and a related art project in the studio with an instructor. By appointment during gallery hours Monday-Friday. Ask about available scholarships!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

  • Community Foundation of Macon County
  • Suite 704
  • The African American Cultural and Genealogical Society
  • Illinois Arts Council Agency.


Community Foundation of Macon County

Community Foundation of Macon County

This exhibit is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Macon County

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