Good Shepherd Arts Center in Ferguson will present “400 Years and Beyond” to commemorate the observance of 2019 as the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans to be sold into slavery. The opening reception will be held Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. and will run through Friday, January 17, 2020.
De’Joneiro Jones, artist, art collector and art broker, is curating the exhibit. Mr. Jones will include his own work and works by: Kris Mosby, Vaughn Davis, Esau Head,
Brock Seals, Billy Williams, Jim Pegg, Daniel Jefferson, Roland Burrow, Dail Chambers, Joseph LaMarque, Danny McGinnist, Michelle Lewis and Laveal Jones.
“Nearly 400 years of division have created an apartheid society: we need a new social infrastructure to carry us through the challenges of climate change, decaying physical infrastructure, rapidly evolving jobs, under-performing schools, uneven access to health care and lack of affordable housing.” (www.400yearsofinequality.org)