26th Annual Alain Locke Awards

Friends of African and African American Art are a society of individuals who are dedicated to the promotion and understanding of African American culture. Sculptor, graphic and installation artist Willie Cole is the 2018 recipient of FAAAA’s Alain Locke Award, which acknowledges his courage, commitment and leadership in promoting the legacy of Dr. Alain Locke. Cole will discuss his career and the process of transforming familiar objects into powerful works of art, evoking the African American experience and inspiration of West African religion, mythology and culture.

Local recipient Jocelyn Rainey will also make remarks.

A reception immediately follows the lecture and award ceremony in FJC Dining Rooms A & B.

Sponsored by Friends of African and African American Art