Since 1972, our exhibition program has been the cornerstone of CFAC’s philosophy and is an illustration of our commitment to celebrate the cultural diversity and creativity of local regional, national and international artists. From our inception, CFAC has been committed to exhibiting the work of emerging, mid-career and established artists. Our exhibits and exhibited related programming reflect the creative and historical contributions by African Diasporan artists within the art historical landscape as well as underrepresented cultures and communities with whom we find creative kinship through topic and or technique. For over four decades we have had the honor of exhibiting the work of artists at various stages in their career and we look forward to continuing the tradition.

Current and Upcoming


In Ralph Ellison’s speech “What Children are Like” he discusses subcultures in African American Communities and how they are reflected through language.  In conjunction with the powerful words of Langston Hughes, we are inspired to explore the extent of freedom of speech and the American dream. We are reminding the community of he dangers exacerbated by language in the past and the hope that language can inspire for the future.

This exhibition will allow for direct communication through interactive sculpture; to catch a glimpse into other’s experiences with candid photography and subject statements; and it will invite the viewer to observe social benchmarks of our past with poignant collages and prints.

Featuring works from:
Jamaal Barber
Ann “Sole Sister” Johnson
Kleaver Crus/ The Black Joy Project

Opening Reception:
Friday, February 3, 2017
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Panel Discussion/Artist Talk:
Saturday, February 4, 2017

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm

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