A better tomorrow
February 11 - April 3, 2021
The Center is proud to host this special exhibit launching during Black History Month to honor and celebrate the work of Black artists from Abilene and surrounding Texas regions. A committee of dedicated community members has been working to plan this special exhibit. The committee chose the title, A Better Tomorrow, an exhibit meant to inspire audiences to envision a promising future. The exhibit will feature a variety of mediums from nine talented artists.
Lantrip's Custom Homes
NAACP Abilene-Taylor County Chapter
Curtis House Cultural Center
Robison Excelsior Foundation
A native Louisianian, George Cerphus developed his art through sketches of the country side and carving / sculpting small animals using native driftwood and clay. George has maintained his love of art through his oil paintings, as well as working with wood that usually begins with a chainsaw graduating to the finer tools of the trade.
Gusbot Hayes is a recent Spring 2020 Graduate from Abilene Christian University. He comes from Wylie, TX and has been doing art from a young age. He's currently a Visual Arts Teacher in the Garland Independent School District giving the students the same experience that he was given to express themselves artistically.
Born in Abilene, Damone Nickerson received his BFA in Studio Art from The University of Texas at Austin. Working in cycles of graphite, charcoal, oil, and digital media, primarily as a form of self-expression, he continues to challenge himself to always be improving and expanding his skill set.
Desiree Vaniecia is a contemporary painter who is a McMurry University alum. She lives and works in Dallas, Texas. Raised in a matriarchal home, her work pays homage to her family and their legacy, her distinctive personal style challenges a stereotype of black women constructed by society and the media.
Thank you to our amazing volunteers who serve on the planning committee:
Tremayne Hubbard, Jasmine McCabe-Gossett, Anthia Nibizi, Kaelyn Robinson, Alex Terrell Russell, Garon Shanks, Jamilah Spears, and Sabrina Williams