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August 2017

Start at Home: Art from the Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center Collection

August 22 - November 4

August 22 through November 4, 2017 Urban Arts Space, the King Arts Complex, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Global Gallery, The Ohio State University Main Library, and Hale Hall. One of the largest Black art collections in the United States and recognized by the Association of Black Cultural Centers as one of the top collections in the country, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center’s art collection features work by hundreds of artists – many from…

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September 2017

Cultural Arts – SEASON OPENER Start at Home: Art from the Frank W. Hale, Jr.

September 27 - November 4
Elijah Pierce Gallery

For the first time, much of this work will be on public view through an unprecedented collaboration between the Frank W. Hale, Jr., Black Cultural Center, King Arts Complex, The Ohio State University Libraries, the Arts Initiative, and Ohio State’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Selections from the collection, recognized by the Association of Black Cultural Centers as one of the top Black Cultural Center art collections in the country, will be on view at multiple venues and feature painting, sculpture,…

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October 2017

The Beatty Collection

October 18 - December 30

In association with the 11th Annual Legends & Legacies Award, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and the Honorable Otto Beatty, Esq. present heirlooms and photographs from their respective families.  The King Arts Complex is proud to have the first presentation of the Beatty Collection as this will be a travelling exhibition.  Also on display will be awards earned by our 2017 Legends Free Admission Donations Accepted

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11th Annual Legends & Legacies Honoring Congresswoman Joyce Beatty & The Honorable Otto Beatty, Esq.

October 18 @ 7:00 pm

The leadership of The King Arts Complex is proud to honor U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and The Honorable Otto Beatty, Esq. at the 2017 Legends & Legacies Awards Ceremony and Reception. Together, the Beatty’s are talented, dynamic leaders whose dedication to the community, state and nation will have enormous impact for years to come. Joyce and Otto have both received numerous honors, but The King Arts Complex is especially pleased to honor them for years of support and dedication to…

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OSUBAS/Target/BSA partnership

October 19 @ 7:00 pm
Hale Hall & South Oval, 154 W 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210 United States
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OSUBAS/Target/BSA partnership – confirmed for Thursday, October 19th/Hale Hall at 7pm More to come!

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Buckeyes After Work at The Walrus

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Walrus, 143 E. Main Street
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Join us at The Walrus for Networking and Fellowship! Treat yourself to an evening of brews, appetizers and Buckeye camaraderie at The Walrus – Kitchen & Public House. Mingle with members of local alumni groups that celebrate diversity and inclusion, and network with officials from The Ohio State University Alumni Association. For more information visit: https://www.osu.edu/alumni/activities-and-events/events/2017/buckeyes-after-work-the-walrus.html

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Black Excellence Community Forums

October 26 @ 6:30 pm
Nicholson Auditorium

Black Excellence is an organization that empowers and highlights success stories within our communities. Their vision is to achieve unity within the African Diaspora communities with the goal of promoting philanthropy initiatives.  Also, they aim to expand the black voting population through inspiration and encouragement of its youth.  We hope you will join us for this series of important conversations. Free Admission Donations Accepted

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Football Friday – Ohio State vs. Penn State

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43210 United States
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Love Yourself: Health and Happiness Workshop

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Enjoy creative and innovative methods to encourage your family to be healthy and happy.  Participants will enjoy visual, performing and culinary experiences including healthy food demonstration.  Workshops include wholistic healthy life choices, therapeutic self-esteem practices and will be facilitated by Health Educator, LeRoyna Edwards.  This monthly class will be held on November 11th and December 9th from 11 AM - 1 PM Ages:  Intergenerational (family) Cost $20 per Family (Up to 5 members) Preregistration is required.

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November 2017

Performing Arts – SEASON OPENER “The Last Days of Martin Luther King, Jr.” By Alan Bomar Jones

November 9 - November 10

An ambitious black veteran reporter, Preston Spencer, news reporter for WKBC TV, had a rare opportunity to interview an American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The interview was scheduled on the day that Dr. King makes his second visit to Memphis, Tennessee in effort to aid the sanitation workers.  Unbeknownst to Dr. King, Preston has planned to inquire about topics that many journalists have avoided out of respect for his humanitarian work.  The desperation of one man collides with…

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