African-American History, Photographic Journey and Exhibit to be Held at Art Station – SWARK Today

Press release, Jennifer Block

Hope, ark. – The Southwest Arkansas Arts Council announces the first exhibition of the year, African-American History, A Photographic Journey. The exhibition will start on Monday, February 28and and until March 4and10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Art Station located at 200 East Division Street, Hope.

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The photographs paint a picture for generations to come. Join us on a journey into the early days of Hempstead County and surrounding communities through photographs that chronicle the lives of African American individuals and families inhabiting southwestern Arkansas. Since the 1880s, photos have depicted strength, community and family.

The exhibition is enriched with works of art composed by two local African American artists, Harding Deon from Prescott and Oluwatobi Adewumi from McNeil. Do not miss these unique works.

The photo exhibit is sponsored by the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives located in Washington, Arkansas, a division of the Arkansas State Archives, Arkansas Heritage Division.

For more information, contact Jennifer Block, Executive Director, Arts Council of Southwest Arkansas. 870-777-8200 or [email protected]


Location: 200 Division Street Hope, AR 71801

The mission of the Southwest Arkansas Arts Council (SWAAC) is to enrich our community through experience, expression, education in all of the arts.

Michael E. Marquez