Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
February 16, 2006

Schreiner University to Host Art Exhibit Feb. 21

As part of the African-American Gala 2006, Schreiner University will host an art exhibit Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.  David C. Smith, assistant professor of art at Schreiner University, will curate “Reflections of Culture and Community Past and Present” in the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center. There will also be a youth African-American art exhibit by Peterson Middle School art teacher Lyn Gold. At 7:30 p.m. Texas Southern University art professor, Dr. Sarah Trotty will present “Symbolism in Multicultural Imagery.”  “This exhibition in Kerrville is important because it brings to a venue the works of artists not likely seen on any regular basis,” said Trotty. “This art responds to all human experiences and the quality and techniques of individual expression of the artists represented are undeniably among the best.”

The African American Gala 2006, a series of educational Black History Month events sponsored by Schreiner University, is designed to raise awareness of and financial support for the Doyle Community Center, the Barnett Chapel Methodist Church and Mt. Olive Baptist Church youth ministry educational programs, during the month of February. All of the events are being coordinated by Many Hats, a local educational event planning organization.  The Doyle Community Center plays an essential role in the community providing continuing education courses including, GED, English as a Second Language, and it is the headquarters for the Kerrville Independent School District’s after-school mentoring program, along with Families in Literacy, Christian Men’s Job Corp and Faith Temple Gospel Church. The center is funded through private donations and some grants.

Black History Month will mark its 80th anniversary this year, the theme for which is “Celebrating Community: A Tribute to Black Fraternal, Social and Civic Institutions.”  Originally established as Negro History Week in 1926 by African American author and scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the event eventually evolved into establishing February as Black History Month in 1976.

“The awareness, study and recognition of Black history are important to all societies year round,” said Trotty. “The month of February was set aside to provide a focused look at the untold contributions of African American contributions to this world we all live in daily.  These contributions, present, past and future should not be overlooked or left out of the equation of world history.”

For more information about the events, please contact Peg Hainey at 830-895-4932.

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