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9th Annual Edna Curry/John Bower Exhibition Awards Reception-2nd Friday

9th Annual Edna Curry/John Bower Exhibition Awards Reception-2nd Friday

Friday, March 10, 2023 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM) (EST)


Join us on Friday, March 10, from 5-7 pm for the presentation of the awards for the 9th Annual Edna Curry/John Bower Exhibition. The reception is open to the public and admission is free! Light Refreshments and live entertainment by Keith Campbell will also be provided. In addition to Virginia, artists from IL, IA, NC, NE and FL have sent work for this annual exhibit that honors Bower Center’s primary benefactors Edna Curry and Dr John Bower.

In addition to the Curry/Bower exhibit, Art Around the Corner, adjacent to the Sara Braaten Gallery, and Art on 3rd in the elevator lobby on the 3rd floor, visitors can view BLACKTIVISTS, ongoing artwork consisting of silkscreened portraits that depict thirteen relatively unknown and understudied Black women activists. BLACKTIVISTS is a hybrid term created by combining the words Black and Activists. The word "activist" is defined as an energetic and vigorous advocate of a cause, especially a political one. The exhibit remains up through March 25.

The program starts at 6 pm, with Executive Director Susan Martin’s opening remarks. Veronica Jackson, the creator/curator of BLACKTIVISTS, will talk about this exhibit. She will be followed by commentary about the Curry/Bower exhibit provided by the judge Jane Winders Frank and the presentation of awards for the adult and youth divisions. 102 artworks by 41 artists in the Sara Braaten and Terrace galleries and adjoining lobbies will remain through April 1.



Bower Center for the Arts
305 N. Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Friday, March 10, 2023 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM) (EST)
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