‘And Still I Rise: A Celebration of African-American Art and Culture’ exhibit at MGCCC

The School of Visual and Performing Arts at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Harrison County campus has an art gallery show entitled “And Still I Rise: A Celebration of African-American Art and Culture.”

The show takes its name from the famous Maya Angelou poem of the same title which speaks of the resiliency, strength, and beauty of the African American community through years of oppression and discrimination.

The art work in the gallery reflects these themes as they address racial discrimination and violence in the past and present as well as the triumphs of the African American community, particularly in the arts.

The art gallery showcases art from MGCCC graduates. Fine Arts Instructor/ Gallery Director Cecily Cummings said, “We have a lot of community members who like to participate as well as people from out of town. We have some people from New Orleans who came to participate but we have about 25 artists who work in different mediums.”

The gallery opened today and will end with a closing reception for the exhibit on February 24th at noon in the Fine Arts Gallery.

The art gallery is free and opened to the public.

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