[Blackstudies-l] Opening Reception today, for "Souls of Black Genius, " Exhibition for King Commemoration

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Wed Feb 3 07:30:41 EST 2010


The "Souls of Black Genius: Images of Sound and Vision," an exhibit of  
photographs
by Anthony Barboza will open today in the Kinetic Gallery. The Geneseo  
Jazz Combo
will perform at 6pm and refreshments will be provided.

The exhibition is part of Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration and  
will run
February 3 - March 3, 2010.

On Wed. Feb. 10, 5-6:30, Geneseo English Faculty will do a reading of  
related
poetry, also in the Kinetic Gallery.

Poetry Reading: Feb. 10, 5-6:30pm, Readings by Geneseo English Faculty:
Celebrating Black Authors Ntozake Shange, August Wilson, Jamaica
Kincaid, and Derek Walcott. (Readings by Beth McCoy, Graham Drake,
Kristin Gentry, and Tom Greenfield.)

Active in the intersecting worlds of fine art photography and commercial
image-making, Anthony Barboza has photographed countless images of
celebrated personalities. At the same time he has created an extensive
body of experimental work; and it is this personal direction that  
inspires
this exhibition which also includes a small selection of commercial  
images
that incorporate the fine techniques and approaches he has developed  
over
30 years. More than 60 images delineate his photographic journey. This
exhibit features revealing artist portraits from the fields of  
literature,
visual arts and music, and photographs of musicians in performance and  
in
rehearsal that reflect Barboza’s experiments with light and darkness,
with objects in motion, and the surreal effects of reflected background
light.

Barboza has been a recipient of grants from the National Endowment for
the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York
Foundation for the Arts. His work is in the permanent collections of the
Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The National Portrait  
Gallery,
Smithsonian Institution, The New Jersey State Museum at Trenton, The
Studio Museum in Harlem, and numerous Corporate and private collections.

For more information, see:
http://www.barbozastudio.com/

Geneseo's Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration is sponsored by Office  
of the
Provost, Africana/ Black Studies program, Xerox Center for  
Multicultural Teacher
Education, Office of Multicultural Programs and Services, Office of  
Residential Life,
and Kinetic Gallery.

More information about other King Commemoration events can be found at:
http://mlk.geneseo.edu/

The Kinetic Gallery is funded by mandatory student fees.


Emilye Crosby
Professor
History Department
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14554
(585) 245-5375
crosby at geneseo.edu

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