Black History Month activities at New Kensington campus

A talk and exhibit by artist Dan Bolick about his show, “In Your Face,” a discussion of diversity by comedian Preacher Moss, and a performance by Mahajibee Blues Band are a part of Penn State New Kensington's celebration of Black History Month.

Bolick’s talk is slated for noon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the campus art gallery. A question-and-answer session follows the talk. The one-man exhibit comprises 35 portraits, or faces, hence the title, and features paintings and drawings that have a story. The show runs until Feb. 28. The art gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. weekends. For more on Bolick, visit online.

Moss’ comedy and lecture tour makes a stop at the New Kensington campus at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Café 780. His show, “End of Racism.” discusses poverty, racism, multiculturalism and civil rights with a combination of intellect and comedic ability. Moss, who earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marquette University, is a regular on college campuses throughout the country.

At noon on Wednesday, Feb. 20, Mahajibee brings its blues sounds to the Forum Theatre on campus. The five-piece band--Tim Ambrass, bass; Brent McConnell, drums; Pat Tevis, keys/harp/vocals; Tim Vitullo, guitar/vocals; and Earl Schwalm, guitar/vocals--performs a blend of blues, rock and indie music. The Pittsburgh-based group has opened for blues legend BB King. For more on Mahajibee Blues Band, visit online.

All talks, exhibits and performances are free to the public. For more information, contact Lauren Blum, student events coordinator, at or 724-334-6063.


Last Updated January 30, 2013