By: Harold G. Bailey
March 5, 2018
Queens N.Y. (BGM NEWS) :- Scores of Art lovers and artistes flocked the gymnasium at Roy Wilkins Park here Sunday, for the official start of the annual week long Art Exhibition. The exhibition, which is part of Black History Month — celebrated in February, was shifted to this month due to logistical and weather concerns.
Designed to expose young talents and provide professionals with an avenue to exhibit their works, the exhibition is now in its 16th year. ” It is getting better and better each year,” said veteran artist and photographer Audley (Geo) Smith the MC at Sunday’s event.
Artistes from the 5 Boroughs displayed more than 300 pieces of high quality art work, most of which were captured on canvas.In keeping with the celebration of Black History Month, most of the pieces were about prominent African Americans, such as Dr.Martin Luther King,
Marcus Garvey, former president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, and Malcolm X. Queens Borough president Melinda Katz who addressed the gathering commended the artistes for “your high quality work,” noting that various pieces on display was testimony to the talent which abounds in the communities.