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February 2002

Release Date: February 4, 2002

Children's Art, Essays to Highlight Black History Month at West Texas Collection

As part of Black History Month, the Dr. Ralph R. Chase West Texas Collection will host a reception and art show Saturday, Feb. 9, to display the art work and essays by school children from the Northside Boys and Girls Club.

The art and essays will explore the black experience from the young generation's perspective. Certificates will be presented to each participant and awards given to the winners.

The reception and opening display is scheduled 1:30-5 p.m. Feb. 9 in the West Texas Collection (WTC) on the second floor of the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive. The reception is open to the public. Each February the WTC sponsors a program and display in conjunction with Black History Month.

In addition to the artworks, the Feb. 9 program will include music, dance, art, and a look at the past, present and future of the black community in San Angelo.

Assisting in the awards ceremony will be the Friends of the Porter Henderson Library and West Texas Collection, the San Angelo Standard-Times, and the students of the B.O.S.S. organization on campus. Donna Dill is coordinating the arrangements.

For more information on the program, contact the WTC at 942-2164.