Vermilion Arts Council hosts African-American exhibit

The Vermilion Arts Council as a member of Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance Center is currently hosting its annual African/American History & Culture Exhibit. This Year’s exhibit features posters and stamps created for the U.S. Postal Service to honor notable African/Americans. The exhibit also gives tribute to athletes, inventors, musicians, politicians, scientists and civil rights leaders as well as those who have served in the military. On Saturday, January 18th from 11AM to 1PM the Abbeville Alliance Center and VAC will host a reception honoring Martin Luther King’s birthday. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

The Alliance Center and the VAC are grateful to Ms. Felicia Williams for all the effort she made in gathering information, providing art and artifacts and inviting our African American community to participate in this presentation of the African/American culture.

All African/American veterans are encouraged to bring in a photo of themselves or family member to place on our table honoring black veterans. Please label all photos with name , dates served and other contact information so that your photo may be returned to you when the exhibit is concluded. This cultural exhibit opens on January 2nd and remains here at 200 N. Magdalen Square until February 27,2014.

The Vermilion Arts Council along with the Abbeville Symphony Committee will also be sponsoring the Acadiana Symphony Chamber Orchestra Concert at St. Mary Magdalen Church on Tuesday February 18, 2014 at 7PM. This concert will feature the Acadiana Symphony Chamber Orchestra and the Voices of Magdalen Choir along with the St. Mary Magdalen Children’s Choir. This concert is free to the public. This concert will be the opening concert of the Vermilion Arts Council’s “Carousel Concert Series 2014”.

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