Art exhibit celebrating Black History Month to open at Noyes Cultural Arts Center

Marissa Page, City Editor

A new art exhibit celebrating Black History Month is set to open Jan. 31 at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.

The exhibit, titled “Justice for Peace,” was curated by Evanston resident Fran Joy, an artist whose work draws inspiration from African, Native American and Asian cultures, according to her website. “Justice for Peace” will feature work from several local artists and Evanston Township High School students celebrating Black History Month, which runs through February.

The Noyes Cultural Art Center, 927 Noyes St., will host an opening reception for the exhibit from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. next Sunday. The reception, which is free to the public, will feature speeches from local community leaders, among them Rev. Dr. Michael Nabors of Second Baptist Church of Evanston and Ra Joy, executive director of Change Illinois, the city announced in a news release.

There will also be spoken word and music performances, as well as a performance from the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre’s Pop Up Theatre ensemble, according to the release.

The exhibit will run until the end of February.

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