Marshall Lakes painted a mural inspired by a photo taken by Kevin Greene at one of the protests in downtown Greensboro earlier this year in 2020. The photo featured a tall black man in dreadlocks holding the hand of a petite white girl as they lead a group of protesters. The lakes mural is one of those included in an exhibit at the Greensboro History Museum.


Staff report

GREENSBORO – Music, art, gastronomy and poetry will fill the Greensboro History MuseumMary Lynn Richardson Park, June 5.

It has been a year since protests and demands for justice inspired the museum’s award-winning exhibit, “Pieces of Now: Murals, Masks, Community Stories and Conversations.”

“Reflections on Today’s Songs: A Story Happening” will be held June 5 from 4 to 8 pm in the museum’s Mary Lynn Richardson Park. It is located at 130 Summit Ave., on the corner of downtown Lindsay and Church streets.

The event is free and open to the public.

It will celebrate artists, teachers and activists while reflecting on the changes that have taken place in the city over the past year and the persistent systemic racial disparities across the country.

Afternoon artists include Brandon Green, Chasyn Sparx, Atticus Lane, DJ Mac DaVille and DJ Dlinkwent.

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Visitors can also shop for items from Maho’s Bistro and Scoop Zone food trucks, explore interactive art activities, find information, and participate in outdoor family activities.

Inside, they can explore the “Pieces of Now” exhibit.

In the announcement, museum director Carol Ghiorsi Hart said: “2020 has been a year of reckoning, and a year later this event will bring together musicians, writers and artists, as well as our neighbors, so that we will be sharing creative expressions on Now. ”