Discover Columbus committee installs Black History Month artwork in town hall

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Town of Columbus celebrated Black History Month in February by displaying pictures and quotes of famous African Americans in its town hall meeting room. The Discover Columbus Committee displayed the artwork by Columbus resident Ernie Kan, which included quotations and pointillist drawings, of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Condoleezza Rice, President Barack Obama, Morgan Freeman, Maya Angelou and Muhammad Ali.

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“Her exhibit of drawings not only expresses her ideas and passion, but also shows her talent in pointillism art. If you are not familiar with pointillism, it’s a fine art technique of painting or ink, or charcoal, in which small dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. This technique has been around since the 1800s. Ernie is a Discover Columbus member and has worked continuously to have various art work displayed in the Town Hall, from quilts to paintings. These exhibits change on a regular basis,” said Jimmi Buell, Discover Columbus committee member.

(photos by Leah Justice)