Art and music lovers from around the globe can check out the rich cultural legacy of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, from anywhere, thanks to virtual exhibitions and concerts.
The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas is proud to host the photo exhibition One Million Strong: A Photographic Tribute of the Million Man March. Pine Bluff native Roderick Terry captured a defining moment in American history on Oct. 16, 1995, when Black men from all over the United States came together in Washington, D.C. Terry’s photos capture moments of excitement, jubilance, thoughtfulness, seriousness, togetherness and peacefulness during the massive demonstration. The 360-degree virtual exhibition allows a viewer to move around with a few swipes or clicks to explore the exhibition as if touring the gallery. One Million Strong can also be viewed in person in ASC’s spacious galleries in downtown Pine Bluff through Sept. 19, 2020.
To view more of ASC’s virtual exhibitions, visit asc701.org.
Pine Bluff and the Arkansas Delta is one of the richest places of musical creation and innovation anywhere, serving as the birth home, residence or place of distinction for greats like Sippie Wallace, Big Bill Broonzy, J. Mayo Williams, Elmore James, Sam Cooke, Miles Davis and many others.
The Pine Bluff Virtual Blues and Soul Summer Sets celebrates this legacy. Each second and fourth Thursday and Friday in July and August, listeners can kick back and enjoy an hour of the best in Blues and Southern Soul deejaying one night and an hour of live Blues and Soul music from incredible Pine Bluff-affiliated artists the next night. While many of these Delta artists are scattered across the U.S., they will be telling stories about growing up in the Delta while performing.
Catch the first set of the month tonight (Thursday, July 9) with DJXL. Next see Rachel “Brick” Fields on Friday, July 10. See the full schedule at explorepinebluff.org.
Image — Positive Reflections is one of the photos from ASC’s exhibition “One Million Strong: A Photographic Tribute of the Million Man March, by Roderick Terry.”