Join us in the Main Gallery at d'Art Center for a free lecture and book signing on Saturday, February 17th from 2-4PM! Light refreshments will be available. Let us know you're coming by RSVPing through the "Get Tickets" link below.
Mr. Ken Wright, Sr. will discuss the little-known history about the African American Buffalo Soldiers who served in the 9th and 10th cavalry of the U.S. Army in the 1800s. Mr. Wright will also touch on the history of Black Cowboys in the United States.
You can purchase Mr. Wright's book at this event for $19.95!
About Mr. Ken Wright Sr.:
Mr. Ken Wright, Sr. is d'Art's longest Resident Artist and has been creating in his studio since d'Art was founded in 1986. Ken is a Richmond, VA native, and graduate of Norfolk State University with a BFA in graphics and fine arts. He is an abstract painter, using acrylics on canvas or museum board. He is also a former arts commissioner for the State of Virginia and has served on many arts boards. He has won over 300 awards and honors for his work. Ken’s art is in many collections all over the United States and abroad. Among the collectors of his work are President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, which both hung in the White House. Other collectors to name a few are former Ambassador to Liberia West Africa, Bismark Myrick; movie actress Eartha Kitt (deceased), and actress Tatiana Ali. His work has been exhibited in the office of U.S. Senator Mark Warner on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.