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Artists Reception for "A Tribute to Langston Hughes"

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Artists Reception for "A Tribute to Langston Hughes"

Time: February 22, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm
Location: Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery
Street: 70 Audubon St., 2nd Floor
City/Town: New Haven
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Phone: 203-772-2788
Event Type: artist, reception
Organized By: The Arts Council of Greater New Haven
Latest Activity: Feb 21, 2013

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The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, in collaboration with curator Katro Storm, is presenting “A Tribute to Langston Hughes” in the Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery at 70 Audubon St., 2nd Floor in New Haven. The exhibition and special performance will celebrate Black History Month 2013.


The show will be on view from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, February 8th to April 5th, 2013. An artists’ reception will take place on Friday, February 22nd from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception will include a special performance at 6 p.m.


“A Tribute to Langston Hughes” will feature the performing artist “Ade” Anthony Thompson, visual artist Renaldo Davidson, and video artist NJ Martin. The exhibition pays tribute to Langston Hughes; poet, novelist, playwright, and leading voice of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s.


As Storm describes it, the show will be layered and include collaborations because Hughes liked to work collaboratively. The best time to see all of the layers is at the reception on February 22nd. There, Thompson will be performing as Jesse B. Simple, one of Hughes most memorable characters. Davidson’s visual art, inspired by Hughes’ poems and Thompson’s characterization of Jesse B. Simple, will be hanging on the gallery walls, and NJ Martin will be showing video work he has made to pay tribute to Hughes.

Encore Performance and Film Screening

A Langston Hughes Tribute and Film Screening: Voices and Visions
Stay tuned for a relaxed and informative presentation honoring Langston Hughes featuring movement, music, video and film. Highlighting the creative forces of Katro Storm, Nj Marin and Renaldo Davidson, there will be a tribute performance by Anthony Thompson Adeagbo, along with a screening of  Voices and Visions, the renowned Langston Hughes documentary film. This will be followed with a guided Q & A and talk back.
Thursday, March 7th, 2013 7:30pm - 9pm
Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT
Tickets $10 at the door - Cash Only. 
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