Wednesday, February 11, 2009

African-American experience in America art show and exhibits


February 10, 2009


                                                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                                                                                    Joyce Fitzpatrick

                                                                                    Parks and Recreation Dept.

                                                                                    Public Information Assistant                                                                                            Office: (626) 821-4645

                                                                                    Cell:    (626) 673-0673


                                                                                    Imee Perius

                                                                                    Public Information Officer

                                                                                    Office: (213) 738-2963

                                                                                    Cell:    (213) 216-6350


                                                            PRESS RELEASE


“The Genesis Project”

The African American Experience in America

Art Show & Historic Exhibits on display at the

William S. Hart Park and Museum


Newhall, CA – The County of Los Angeles, Department of Parks and Recreation, presents “The Genesis Project” at William S. Hart Park, in Newhall, CA.   This is in celebration of Black History Month, with an exhibition that begins on
February 13th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., through February 14th, from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Hart Hall.  Admission is free for everyone.   


The exhibit features historical display panels produced by Graphic Artist Albert L. Ewing, along with many regional artists in a photographic overview of the history of the African-American Experience in America, from the beginning of the trafficking of slaves, through the civil rights struggle, and the movement of black pioneers west to present day cultural icons.  


This is also an opportunity for African-American artists to exhibit recent creations and for non African-American artists of all ages to show any art work on African - American themes.  This is the 2nd in a series of tour stops for the Genesis project, and the first ever informal exhibition on African-American History at William S. Hart Park and Museum.


The display of artwork is in a “drop-in Format” with all medias, no size restrictions, no fees and 10 pieces maximum, framed or unframed.   Art is welcomed with the one single restriction that the art must be deemed suitable for public display.


William S. Hart Park is located at 24151 N. San Fernando Road, Newhall, CA, 91321.  For more information and drop-off of entries, please contact the William S. Hart Park office at:  (661) 259-1750, or visit the County of Los Angeles, Department of Parks and Recreation website at:



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