The Friends of Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center & Museum in collaboration with the Light in the Other Room will host a special grand opening for “New Works: An Exhibition of Art from Kansas City African American Artists. The Grand Opening will occur, from 5-8 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center & Museum. The event will include a light reception and Artist’s talk.
The exhibition features artwork from some of Kansas City’s premiere artists that are a part of the Light in the Other Room Organization. The exhibition will feature the following 12 artists: Lonnie Powell, Ben Mercer, George Mayfield, Erlene Flowers, George Morris, Kim Cole, Bonnye Brown, Sidney Cothran, Joe L. Smith, Ben Mercer, Yvette Williams, Darryl Chamberlain, and Margaretre Gillespie.
The exhibition will highlight “new works” of art that have been recently created and not shown previously to the public. The exhibit will feature a variety of artistic styles from portraits to landscapes to contemporary abstracts. Light in the Other Room is an organization that was founded in 2001 primarily to celebrate the talents of the many gifted African American Artists in the Metropolitan Kansas City area.
Celebrating 25 years of culturally rich exhibitions, Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center & Museum has featured several of the artists in shows throughout the years and is proud to continue this rich legacy. The event is Family Friendly, Free and Open to the public. For more information please call 816-513-0700.