Featured performer, singer/songwriter Kentavius, KJ, Jones
Featured performer vocalist Ian Young, 2014 Graduate of Easton High School
Bryan Collier, “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. cared about all Americans,” from Martin’s Big Words, 2001 Water color and collage.
Celebrating Heroes and Emancipation Day
Saturday, June 21, 2014
10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Rain or shine)
The Frederick Douglass Honor Society and the Academy Art Museum are hosting the fourth annual Juneteenth event at the Museum. Juneteenth commemorates the Emancipation Proclamation and the achievements of African- Americans. This year the event will focus on Gospel music with performances by numerous choirs and musical groups from around our region. Activities will include:
- Gospel music with performances by numerous choirs and musical groups celebrating singers and songwriters from the past who have inspired people through song. Features will be Ian Young, a 2014 graduate of Easton High School and local singer/songwriter Kentavius (KJ) Jones.
- Talbot County’s native son, Monte’ Henry; voice professor Dr. John Wesley Wright from Salisbury University; and Faye Wilson and the BCD Ensemble out of Salisbury, MD, will sing at Friday’s opening reception honoring local legends, the late Rev. Mary Sullivan and Rev. William F. Holt.
- Exhibition by renowned children’s book illustrator Bryan Collier, “Bryan Collier, Illustrator: Celebrating Juneteenth,” May 10 through July 20, 2014 with a book reading and signing at the Juneteenth Celebration.
- Art demonstration by African-American ceramic artist Ernest Satchell.
- Fun family art project creating colorful silhouette art and student art work to be hung on the Museum’s fence (weather permitting).
- Informational displays and food vendors providing crab cakes, fried fish, pit beef, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, and more. Crafts, books, art, and jewelry will be for sale.
Come out and join us for our Juneteenth Celebration!