African American


"African American Art" is another new exhibit honoring Black History Month. This new exhibit will be unveiled on Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. The artists will be available to discuss their work and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served compliments of the Rockford Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Pi Gamma Omega. This reception is free to the public, but donations appreciated. 

The "African American Art" exhibit features a special collection of prints and a personally signed profile by internationally known artist Ernie Barnes. Barnes was best known for his unique figurative style of painting. His painting "Sugar Shack" appeared as cover art on a Marvin Gaye album and in the closing credits of the popular television show "Good Times"

Ernie Barnes not only showed talent on canvass, he also showed promise on the football field. During his career he was an offensive lineman for the New York Titans, the Baltimore Colts, the San Diego Chargers, and the Denver Broncos.