Face A Face Collective partners with the Indy Art Council for Black History Month events

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INDIANAPOLIS — February marks Black History Month! 25-year-old Indianapolis music and arts festival Arts & Soul kicked off Black History Month in Indianapolis, but due to COVID concerns, the festival was postponed to June. But February is always filled with memories and celebrations of black arts and culture. The Indy Arts Council has partnered with Face A Face Collective to curate a Black History Month guide featuring over 20 events: film screenings, book discussions, community conversations, music, visual arts, poetry, theatre, etc Ariana Beedie and Jazmine Kempin, co-founders of Face A Face, join the show with a breakdown of events.

The events they will focus on include:

  • Ikxenna World, a visual art exhibition at the IUPUI Cultural Arts Gallery – February 13-28
  • Art & Vinyl exhibition presented by Snuggy Bear at Big Car’s Listen Here – until March 20
  • Leon Jett Memorial Reading: Zaron Burnett III at the Eiteljorg (about the Black Cowboys) on February 17
  • The Heritage Series: Black in America at Kan-Kan Cinema & Brasserie. Artist Clayton Hamilton will host four screenings of films that analyze racial systems in America – every Saturday in February
  • Afrofuture Fridays: Hip-Hop As Afrofuturism with author Maurice Broaddus on February 11

For more event information, visit explore.indyarts.org.

Norma D. Ross