An art exhibit celebrating Black History and inspired by the African-American baseball players of the Negro Leagues will come to Channel 1 in New Haven, 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4.
The Negro Leagues were all-black baseball teams that operated before Jackie Robinson and racial integration of Major League Baseball at mid-century. (The history is a lot more complicated than that, but this is the gist.)
Boston artists Marka 27, Deme 5, Kwest, Problak, Lee Adam Beard, Stephen Hamiton; New Haven artists Dooley O, Krikko, Curtis Cofield, Sam Gibbons, Jahmane, Will Corprew, Tom Ficklin; and New Yorkers Renaldo Davidson and Jo Jo will be represented.
Music by DJ Dooley O and El Amado, plus special guest Anthony Thompson Adeagbo oerforming “Jesse B. Simple.”
The one-nighter is produced by Storm Projects, which describes itself as “at the forefront of the Black urban/contemporary renaissance. We take pride in setting the standard as being the first company to hand down the heritage of Black America in the form of Fine Art disciplines.”
“Storm Projects intends to make accessible to youth, the wealth of art and artists, who have mastered their particular genre in which they excel,” according to their website. “The focus of Storm Projects is to polish the diamond in the rough, refine the ore from the murk, to unveil the brilliance from the shroud.”
I don’t usually quote so much verbatim, but I couldn’t possible improve on the wording.