The Pontiac Creative Art Center Celebrates Black History Month

Celebrating Black History through the Arts

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Ashlee Moss

The Pontiac Creative Arts Center (PCAC) invites the public to celebrate Black History Month on Saturday, February 17, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. with spoken word, poetry, drumming, singing, dancing, and more. This free event is in conjunction with Tina Randle, a Michigan poet, singer, and songwriter.

Starting at 5:00 p.m., guests may meet visual artist Steven Paul Jones and view his artwork. Stage performances take the stage from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. African American performers include Tina Randle, Rae Love, Ashley Moss, John Valiant, Mikhaella Norwood, and Sean Preston.

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Steven Paul Jones

On exhibit from February 10 until March 3 will be artwork from Steven Paul Jones. “This collection of oil paintings represents black history in America,” said William Dwyer, Executive Director of the PCAC, “I particularly like his paintings of the Jones brothers, three world-renowned Pontiac Jazz musicians.”

The Pontiac Creative Art Center is located at 47 Williams Street, at Lawrence Street, in Pontiac. Admission is free. Parking includes the lot off W. Pike Street, as well as street parking. Sale of the art will benefit the Pontiac Creative Art Center.

Photo of Mikhaella Norwood

Mikhaella Norwood

About the Artists

  • Steven Paul Jones – Visual artist, lives in Pontiac, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wayne State University
  • Tina Randle – Poet, singer, songwriter, and producer of Poetry in Motion
  • Rae Love – Healing hearts and minds through music and poetry, from Pontiac
  • Ashley Moss – Singer and songwriter from Pontiac, graduate of Florida Memorial University
  • John Valiant – Lyricist and rhythmic artist from Southfield, performing a West African dance
  • Mikhaella Norwood – Spoken word artist, actor, motivation speaker and writer, graduate of the University of Michigan
  • Sean Preston – Faith-based rapper from Pontiac
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The Pontiac Creative Art Center

About the PCAC

The Pontiac Creative Art Center is a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving the North Oakland County community area with art education, art programs, and exhibitions. Since 1965, the PCAC has been bringing the arts to Pontiac with funding in part by the Furlong Trust, The National Endowment for the Arts, and donations. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Call 248-333-7849 or visit www.PontiacArts.org for more information.

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