Davis & Elkins College will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a reception, special presentation and entertainment on Monday, January 21 in Myles Center for the Arts. The event is part of the Civic Dinners Project and National Discussion on King’s “Beloved Community: Bridging the Racial Divide” supported by the King Foundation.
The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum. The presentation, sponsored by D&E’s Black Student Union, follows at 7:30 p.m. in Harper-McNeeley Auditorium with keynote speaker Sheila Coleman-Castells and performances by D&E students and local artists. Community members are invited to be a part of the conversation and offer ideas for improving relationships.
Tickets to the reception are $15 per person general admission and $10 for D&E students, and can be purchased online at www.dewv.edu/arts-entertainment. Those wanting to attend the presentation only may do so free of charge.
An exhibit featuring items from Goux’s personal collection of African artifacts will be on display outside The Stirrup Gallery. Sponsored by the Gallery and the D&E Division of Creative Arts, the exhibit will remain through Feb. 28 in celebration of Black History Month.
Visit the Arts & Entertainment section of our website to purchase tickets or for a full listing of events.