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San Bernardino County Museum partners with Southern California Black Chamber for new exhibit

By in Press Enterprise on January 31, 2018

By Suzanne Sproul

The San Bernardino County Museum is partnering with the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce to present a special art exhibit celebrating Black History Month.

The exhibit “African Americans Pressing On Through Art and Media,” features the works of prominent African American artists open Thursday, Feb. 1 and runs through Feb. 25.

Artists are Charles A. Bibbs of Riverside, Synthia Saint James of Los Angeles, Aziz Diagne of Los Angeles, Bernard Hoyes of Desert Hot Springs, Aldonia R. Bailey of Altadena, Gary V. Lett of Pomona, Heather Hilliard Bonds of Pasadena, John Lloyd McClinton of Paramount and Roscoe Lee Owens of Pasadena.

“The Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce is honored to work with the San Bernardino County Museum on this project to introduce everyone to black art and culture,” said Willie Ellison, chief operating officer for the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce, in a statement. “We look forward to making this an annual event.”

  • “Mother’s Love” by Synthia Saint James will be in the upcoming exhibit. (Courtesy photo)

  • “The Legacy of Hope” by Charles A. Bibbs will be in the San Bernardino County Museum exhibit. (Courtesy photo)

    “The Legacy of Hope” by Charles A. Bibbs will be in the San Bernardino County Museum exhibit. (Courtesy photo)

  • “Candlelight Vigil” by Bernard Hughes will be in the San Bernardino County Museum exhibit. (Courtesy photo)

    “Candlelight Vigil” by Bernard Hughes will be in the San Bernardino County Museum exhibit. (Courtesy photo)

  • “Lady Sings the Blues” by Heather Hilliard Bonds will be in the San Bernardino County Museum exhibit. (Courtesy photo)

    “Lady Sings the Blues” by Heather Hilliard Bonds will be in the San Bernardino County Museum exhibit. (Courtesy photo)

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