Earlham College hosting showcase of local artists during Black History Month

Earlham College’s Black History Month celebration continues with a showcase of local artists on Sunday, Feb. 26. 

“Black History: Innocent, Pure & Acknowledgement” will feature appearances by local performers at Lingle Recital Hall in the Center for Visual and Performing Arts.

The free event takes place from 3-4:30 p.m. It is sponsored by Earlham, Townsend Community Center, Inc., Indiana University East and Ivy Tech Community College Richmond. No tickets are required.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the local community for a celebration of Black History Month through the arts,” said Gene Hambrick, a member of the planning and committee and the senior executive director of Earlham’s Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity. 

“We’re fortunate to bring together so many talented performers who embody Black excellence in our community.”

Performances include Earlham College’s Gospel Revelations choir (pictured above), the Mt. Moriah Pastor’s Choir, visual artist Charles Guess, dancer Charise Mabry, and poets from the Wayne County Writers organization. Additional performances are expected. 

“We have so much talent in Richmond and Wayne County and we’re excited to bring them together for a celebration of Black History Month on Earlham’s campus,” said Dr. Lucinda Wright, president of Townsend Center, Inc., and a member of the planning committee.

“Townsend Community Center has a proud history in Richmond going back 102 years,” said Lucinda Wright, president of Townsend Center, Inc. “Encouraging community involvement and collaboration for an event like this is what we’re all about.”

Light refreshments will be provided.

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