Music, Art and History for African American History Month at SPC This Week

February 5, 2019

Public Information Officer

ST. PHILIP'S COLLEGE 2019 NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH SCHEDULE INCLUDES A HOPKINS EXHIBITION OPENING, A ROSA PARKS EXHIBITION CLOSING, AND A YOUTH WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT THIS WEEK

Following week features a film screening and an oral history project

The lineup of St. Philip’s College National African American History Month observances for 2019 focuses on outstanding music, art, and history this week.

The meet-the-artist reception for the Kimberly Hopkins Art Exhibition is Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. in the Morgan Gallery of the college’s Watson Fine Arts Center at 1801 Martin Luther King Drive. Admission and parking are both free.

The SPC San Antonio Youth Wind Ensemble Concert for the season is Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. in the college’s Watson Fine Arts Center. Admission and parking are both free.

The final day of VIA’s Rosa Parks Birthday Celebration Exhibition is Feb. 6 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the E. L. Turbon Student Center at 1801 Martin Luther King Drive. Admission and parking are both free for the event.

With all event times, dates and appearances subject to changes, all are welcome to attend the following remaining 2019 observance events, and visit the observance web page for updates

*** = SPC Debut

++ = Paid Event

In addition to the formal season, groups are welcome to visit the 2019 event anchor piece and the 2019 featured collections of two honorary alumna: The Honorable Ruth Jones McClendon (public service) and The Honorable Lila Cockrell (art) during regular hours in the college’s Center for Learning Resources, G. J. Sutton Learning Center and Turbon Student Center buildings. Group appointments can be made online throughout the year through the college tour program at https://www.alamo.edu/spc/about-spc/our-college/tours/. A mural created during the 2018 NAACP National Convention in San Antonio for display during voting awareness events at St. Philip's College’s Turbon Student Center will help all to brush up on unity and diversity this spring. The mural artist is Yocelyn Riojas and her African-American Heritage Month debut project at the college as an artist-in-residence at the Austin-based organization Jolt Texas is themed Diversity is Resistance. The pre-and-post viewing experience of Diversity is Resistance can be enhanced by viewing the artist's work online, and thinking about diversity in new, personal ways. The signature work of Riojas is an event anchor piece that will also provide inspiration during both the Walk on the River and the Truth and Reconciliation Oral History Project debut events.

All events are open to the public, and parking is free for all events. For information, contact observance team lead Dr. Sharon Crockett-Ray at 210-486-2887. (Courtesy photo from San Antonio Ethnic Art Society website)