Legacy Museum Hosts Student Exhibition

The Legacy Museum of African American History is pleased to announce the opening of its summer portrait exhibition, “Let your Trumpets Blow, Let Your Mighty Voice Be Heard”. The exhibit, which will display June 14th through August 16th, 2019 features the art work of Heritage High School students under the guidance of LCS art teacher, Mr. Jon Roark.

“The focus of the project is to celebrate the community, to illuminate the people and their achievements… Lynchburg’s African-American community is simply astonishing. It seems every time I hear a name I find another amazing life.” – Jon Roark

The exhibit will feature several large constructions in the style of Jules Arthur, a prominent young African American artist as anchor images for the show and as many as 50-70 portraits of notables, buildings and events within Lynchburg’s African American community. “The goal for us was to show a bit of everything and anything we could that allowed us to develop a narrative of African-American life here in Central Virginia”.

The community is invited to attend the opening of this special exhibition from 6pm-8pm on June 14, 2019 at the Legacy Museum located at 403 Monroe Street in Lynchburg. For more information, please contact the Legacy Museum of African American History at (434) 845-3455.

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