Black Matters art exhibition this month at WLA College

West Los Angeles College invites the community to honor Black History Month at the Black Matters exhibition running throughout February at West Los Angeles College, 9000 Overland Ave., Culver City. Admission is free.

A public reception, also free, will take place Thursday, Feb. 8 in the college Fine Arts Gallery adjacent to the parking structure from 5 to 8 p.m.

The exhibit will display the works of 11 prominent and outstanding black artists, including Charles Mingus III, Fred Eversley, Holley Tempo, June Edmonds and local Culver City artist Pamela Smith Hudson.

Other featured artists include Benny Andrews, Sharon Barnes, Lavialle Campbell, George Evans, Michael Massenburg, and Willie Middlebrook.

The exhibit is curated by Molly Barnes and Pamela Smith Hudson. Barnes is an art dealer, curator, radio personality and artist-in-residence at West.

In addition to sharing her wealth of experience and knowledge with the college’s aspiring artists, she coordinates free exhibits and lectures which are open to the public.

Hudson teaches painting and mixed media courses at LACMA and Otis. Her work will also be displayed.

Parking is available directly adjacent to the gallery in the Parking Structure for $2 – exact change will be needed.