Juneteenth Art Exhibition
@ Hunter International Gallery
3800 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653-1514
Opening Saturday, June 25th, from 4PM - 10PM
The Hunter International Gallery Presents Juneteenth Art Exhibition. This Exhibition focuses on the Expressions of artist from African descent whos work demanstrates the creativity and strengh that we have been able to maintian while living in the confines of America.
Free to the public the Reception will take place July 27th from 4-7pm with light refeshments and Open Mic/ Jam session from 7-10pm
Regular Gallery Hours are 11 am- 3pm Ring Door Bell for entrance
Artist included are….
B. Rael Ali – Curator
Alan Emerson Hicks
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863.
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