Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement and A Peace of My Mind: American Stories
Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement
The exhibit featured the photography of Danny Lyon who captured some of the Civil Rights Movement’s most compelling moments, from the march on Washington in 1963 to the tragic aftermath of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.
A Peace of My Mind: American Stories
A Peace of My Mind was a multimedia project centering around the question, “What does peace mean to you?” Award-winning photographer John Noltner, began the project as his effort to rediscover humanity in an increasingly polarized world. The exhibit included Kathy Webb, Vice Mayor of the City of Little Rock and Executive Director of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.
An opening reception for both exhibits was held January 26, 2018. A gallery talk was provided by Kathy Webb and John Noltner. Music was provided by Dr. Barry McVinney (saxophone) and Tom Cox (piano).
On February 8, 2018, a panel discussion led by moderator Janis F. Kearney was held in the theater. Panelists included Annie Abrams, Elizabeth Eckford, and Dr. Sybil Jordan Hampton. On March 8, 2018 (also in the theater and moderated by Janis F. Kearney), former White House Photographer, Sharon Farmer, gave a talk to students and community members.