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HRHCare Hosts Black History Month Group Exhibition Featuring Peekskill Artists

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Peekskill, NY – The HRHCare Jeannette J. Phillips Health Center has partnered with the Peekskill Arts Alliance to present a group exhibition featuring the work of Peekskill-area African-American artists in commemoration of Black History Month. The exhibition will run from February 3rd to 28th, with an opening reception at the Jeannette J. Phillips Health Center on Saturday the 3rd from 2 to 4 pm. In conjunction with the reception, HRHCare will host  a series of free health screenings for Heart Health Month on February 3rd.

The exhibition will feature the work of ten African-American artists: Lance Johnson, Toni Quest, Ocean Morisset, Jennifer Phillips, Lavinia Wiggins, Barry Mason, James Brooks, Bria Waterman, Evans Bishop, and the Late Charles McGill. The opening reception will also feature a program highlighting performances from jazz musicians Ray Blue, Kazi Oliver, Vanessa Johnson, and poet Kahlil Koromantee. This event, the first of its kind in Peekskill, will be a celebration of black art and culture, drawing inspiration from artists of the Harlem Renaissance and beyond.

The art exhibition will be open to the public in the light-filled atrium of the HRHCare Jeannette J. Phillips Health Center, located at 1037 Main Street in Peekskill. The general gallery hours are Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 6 pm, Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, and Saturday from 8:30 am to 2 pm.

For additional information, please contact Roberta Leiner, 844.474.2273.

About HRHCare

Founded over 40 years ago as a Federally Qualified Health Center, HRHCare Community Health is one of the nation’s largest community health providers. The HRHCare network of 28 health centers throughout the Hudson Valley and Long Island provides affordable, accessible care to over 175,000 patients through more than 650,000 visits annually. Our 350 primary care practitioners and 700 specialists and support staff have made HRHCare a destination for convenient, high-quality care for all.

www.hrhcare.org

About the Peekskill Arts Alliance

The mission of the Peekskill Arts Alliance is to promote and serve the vibrant and diverse arts community in Peekskill and the Hudson Valley. The PAA presents arts events; fosters collaboration among artists, businesses, regional partners, and the public; engages new audiences; identifies sources of funding; and raises public awareness, appreciation, and recognition of the value of arts in the community. The PAA is a 501(c)(3) arts and education organization.

www.peekskillartists.org

For more information contact:

 Jeffrey Palmer

Public Relations Manager

914.425.0890

jpalmer@hrhcare.org

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