Idaho Black History Museum announces new board members, exhibit
Photo: Image by Idaho Black History Museum
On Monday the Idaho Black History Museum announced a new art exhibit and the installment of two new board members.
Nora Harvard earned a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science from Boise State University and a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Phoenix. She is the owner of Ivony Case Management, a firm dedicated to assisting adults and children with mental illness.
Franklyn Burke, PhD, is a research and development engineer at Micron Technology working on the next generation of DRAM and 3DI/TSV based products. Dr. Burke has published numerous scientific research papers on nanoscale spintronics, magnetism and CMOS characterization. He earned MSc./BSc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Boise State University and a PhD degree in Physics from the University of Dublin (Trinity College), Ireland.
The new exhibit, Black Artwork from Around the World, features works from Black artists from the Americas, the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The artwork on display includes work from the following artists:
Faith Ringgold, internationally acclaimed painter, writer, speaker, mixed media sculptor and performance artist
Carl Owens. His Kinfolk series features images from Nigeria and his hometown, Detroit, MI.
Michael O'Loughlin, Idaho artist, whose painting of a black youth in a union was inspired by his study of civil war soldiers who were medal of honor winners and his desire to represent black soldiers often omitted from narratives.
Venetia Hawkins Bird's collages
Joe Sam, mixed media artist, collection of African American Medal of Honor winners
Works by Jim Tanaka, former Disney artist; Martin Superville and Rachael Superville, Tobago artists of note; and more.
The Idaho Black History Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am – 4 pm. They are located at 508 Julia Davis Drive, Boise. There is no fee for admission but donations are appreciated. For more information, call (208) 433-0017.
A: Trinidad & Tobago artists Rachael Superville (L) & Martin Superville (R)
B: Trinidad & Tobago artist Martin Superville (L), Massai on the Veldt (R) by an Oakland, CA artist
C: "Wash Day" by Rachael Superville
D: Vernon Baker, Medal of Honor recipient by Joe Sam (L), Rosa Parks by local photographer (M), boy saluting (R)
(Photos courtesy of Idaho Black History Museum)