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The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture (The Alliance) is debuting a traveling exhibition at MSU Texas in honor of Charlye Farris, the first African-American woman licensed to practice law in Texas, the first African-American attorney in Wichita County, and the first African-American to serve as a judge in the South since Reconstruction.

The Charlye Farris exhibition opens on January 27 at MSU Texas inside of the Clark Student Center. The traveling exhibition will be at MSU Texas until February 11. It will then travel to the Martin Luther King Center on Smith Street from February 17 to March 5. Finally, the Museum of North Texas History will host the exhibition from March 10 to March 17.

The MOSAIC Cross-Cultural Center is hosting the following Black History Month events in February:

February 7
Barbershop Talks & Sister to Sister
7 pm, MOCA: Olympus, WISE: Cheyenne
Men of Color Alliance (MOCA) & Women In Support & Empowerment (WISE)

February 9
Visionary Contributions of Black Americans
7 pm, Check CORQ for details
Department of World Languages & Cultures

February 12
Unveiling a New Acquisition: American Dad by Sedrick Huckaby
6pm, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas

February 15
Workout with NAACP Ft. Lay Low Fitness
5 pm, Clark Student Center Comanche

February 15
The Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry Community Coat Drive
3410 Taft Blvd #12737 Wichita Falls, TX 76308

February 17
Black Student Union Talent Show
5 pm, Clark Student Center Comanche
Black Student Union

February 17
Opening Reception: The Legends Project
5:30 pm, The Martin Luther King Center
1100 Smith Street

February 17
Speakers & Issues: DeMisty D. Bellinger
7 pm, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas
Speakers & Issues Committee

February 19
Brown Sugar Brunch
11 am, Check CORQ For Location
Women In Support & Empowerment (WISE)

February 21
Barbershop Talks & Sister to Sister
7 pm, MOCA: Olympus, WISE: Cheyenne
Men of Color Alliance (MOCA) & Women In Support & Empowerment (WISE)

February 23
BSU Founder’s Day Booth
12 pm, Clark Student Center
Black Student Union

February 25
Black Excellence Gala
7 pm, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas
RSVP here or at the MOSAIC Office, CSC 194.

The Black History Month committee gladly presents the Black Excellence Gala at Midwestern State University. The attire for the gala is semi-formal.

Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for faculty/staff/community. To purchase tickets click here or visit the MOSAIC Cross-Cultural Center in CSC room 194. For more information contact, mosaic@msutexas.edu | 940-397-4500. To request disability accommodation, please contact disabilityservices@msutexas.edu or call 940-397-4140.

JUBA “Dare to Love: A Study of Trauma and Resilience”

9th Street Studios is hosting Dallas-based artist, Juba, for an art opening and artist talk on Saturday, February 12. For $10, you can attend the Q&A from 5 pm to 6 pm. The opening reception is free to attend from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Juba’s neo-expressionist paintings, collage, and digital creations explore his childhood in foster care and the value of art in processing trauma and resilience. Immersive installations composed of artifacts from his childhood have been created specifically for this exhibition. Juba received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work and now works with children in foster care. It is Juba’s goal to be a voice in visual art while exploring these subjects in hopes to create individual and community awareness.

The Wichita Falls Art Association will be featuring work from Hirschi High School honoring Black History Month. Jessica B. Johnson is a teaching artist with a BFA from MSU Texas and is currently an art teacher at Hirschi High School. Jessica’s work focuses primarily on evocative portraiture in a variety of media. She works with youth and encourages them to express feelings through art and to remain open-minded.
This exhibit will run at the gallery all month long.

The Black History Month Exhibit will feature work from Jessica and her students. The opening reception will be Saturday, February 12 from 2 pm to 4 pm. The Wichita Falls Art Association Gallery is located at 600 8th Street.

Burkburnett Historical Society Luncheon Celebration

To celebrate Black History Month Burkburnett Historical Society has a new exhibit that will be opening on February 21. It will run thru Juneteenth. In celebration of the Black History exhibit, Friday, February 25th, the non-profit will be serving, red beans, rice, andouille sausage, king cake, and drinks. Plates will be $7. The luncheon will be held from 11:30 am to 1 pm.

Visual Voice: Unveiling a New Acquisition to the Permanent Collection

In observance of Black History Month, the WFMA’s Visual Voice program unveils a new acquisition to the permanent collection by artist Sedrick Huckaby. Visual Voice is a written word program that considers works of art on view in the galleries from multiple viewpoints.

Learn about Sedrick Huckaby’s fine art print titled “American Dad,” a powerful, emotional portrait, in context with works by Romare Bearden, Ron Adams, and Renee Stout. Read viewpoints about these works by multiple voices, see the prints in person, and leave your voice.

Museum purchase made possible by the Collectors Circle, 2022.

Black History Month Breakfast

Join New Visions as they celebrate Black History Month with their 6th Annual Breakfast on February 26th at Booker T. Washington Gym. Breakfast will start at 10 am. Tickets are $12 and you can purchase from any of the following individuals:
Charles McArthur, Jr.
Elisha Sanchez
Laverne Boyce
Stefanie Merrill
Kevin Hunter
Charles McArthur, Sr.
Mamie McArthur

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