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Welcome Reception for New KIA Executive Director, Belinda Tate

Welcome Reception for New KIA Executive Director, Belinda Tate

The BACC would like to formally congratulate Belinda Tate as the new Executive Director at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts in downtown Kalamazoo. We would like to welcome her to the Kalamazoo community by hosting a Welcome Reception, Thursday October 9th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Black Arts & Cultural Center, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, […]

The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson

  The Piano Lesson Opens Friday Oct 24, at 8pm. Dates: Oct. 24-25, 31, Nov. 1- 8pm,  Oct. 26 & Nov. 2- 2pm Ticket Prices: General Admission Tickets- $20 BACC members-$15 Seniors and Students-$10 Purchase Tickets Here Summary: It is 1936 and Boy Willie arrives in Pittsburgh from the South in a battered truck loaded […]

October Art Hop: “Brush Poetics”

October Art Hop: “Brush Poetics”

Join us Friday October 3, 2014 from 5pm-8pm, in the Gaily Sydnor Gallery  at Black Arts & Cultural Center for a showing of creative works by Grand Rapids Artists Scott Robinson and Gil Horne. Refreshments and info on the BACC will be provided.  

Gallery Exhibit Now Open: “Relistic Neglects”

Gallery Exhibit Now Open: “Relistic Neglects”

We are glad to host Monroe A. O’Bryant aka Akibang, whose graphic series “Realistic Neglects” will be showing in the Gail Sydnor Gallery until September 30th, 2014. You do not want to miss this exhibit! *Images contain graphic content, discretion is advised*  

Black Arts Festival 2014

Black Arts Festival 2014

KALAMAZOO, MICH.- The BACC would like to thank all those who made the 2014 Black Arts Festival a major success.The hard work and dedication of the Kalamazoo community paid off in a huge way. Interim Executive Director, Yolonda Lavender, stated, “The festival was very successful. We were able to build on the legacy the BACC […]

Joe Johnson Speaks

Joe Johnson Speaks

    KALAMAZOO, MICH- Western Michigan University Alum: From Pursuing his Dreams to Pursuing his PURPOSE National Speaker and self-proclaimed “Networking King and Versatile Man of the Century” Joe Johnson is jumpstarting the lives of people all across the country. Johnson, who is known for his energetic speaking, re-engaging people into their own lives, education […]

2014 All White Party

2014 All White Party

Sid Ellis – Six Years of Leadership

Sid Ellis – Six Years of Leadership

KALAMAZOO, MI — After six years at the helm of the Black Arts & Cultural Center, executive director Sid Ellis announced he will be leaving the organization later this week. Ellis has accepted a position with Kalamazoo’s Colleague International, an organization that, according to its website, “facilitates international exchange programs to further adult professional development in business, education, […]

2014 Reginald Gammon Award – Buddy Hannah

2014 Reginald Gammon Award – Buddy Hannah

This year BACC will honor Buddy Hannah with the 2014 Reginald Gammon Award. Reginald Gammon was a local artist in the Kalamazoo area that left a legacy through his works and his mentoring of other artists. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fetzer Center on the campus of Western Michigan University located […]