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Past Events

April 22, 2021

Chef Kuukua Yomekpe

Asempe Kitchen Cooking Demo

April 22, 2021 at 6:30pm8:00pm EDT

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Explore dishes of the African Diaspora in this series of cooking demonstrations. Join the Community Folk Art Center as they spotlight an amazing chef, Kuukua Yomekpe, owner of Asempe Kitchen. Chef…

April 8, 2021

MFA Thesis Work by Ayesha Rumi

Carrying the Thick Present: The 2021 Syracuse MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 8, 2021May 23, 2021 EDT

Community Folk Art Center

Trauma at Community Folk Art Center: Six artists deal with forms of trauma. Collecting the ongoing pasts that are attached to the thick presents, they explore the trauma that has stemmed from war,…

March 12, 2021

Artist Lavett Ballard

An Evening with Lavett Ballard

March 12, 2021 at 6:00pm7:30pm EST

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The Community Folk Art Center presents, An Evening with Lavett Ballard. Join us on Zoom for an in-depth talk with artist and art historian, Lavett Ballard. This is a conversation that you don’t…

February 18, 2021

In the Kitchen FREE cooking demonstration series

February 18, 2021 at 6:30pm8:30pm

Community Folk Art Center

Explore dishes of the African Diaspora in this series of cooking demonstrations. Join us as we spotlight a different chef as they share their culinary creations.  Learn how to source your…

February 1, 2021

Spring Classes 2021

February 1, 2021 at 11:00amMarch 15, 2021 at 8:30pm

Community Folk Art Center

  VIRTUAL CLASSES 2021 Adult Programs ZumbaInstructor: Monique WilliamsMonday and Tuesday, 6:30 – 7:30pmBegins February 1 Free Get your body moving and grooving with Zumba, a cardio-dance…

January 26, 2021

“Stories My Grandmother Told Me,” by Lavett Ballard.

January 26, 2021 at 11:00amMarch 20, 2021 at 12:00pm

Community Folk Art Center

In celebration of Black History Month, The Community Folk Art Center  presents the current art exhibit, “Stories My Grandmother Told Me,” featuring New Jersey-based artist Lavett…

Art work by Lavett Ballard

Art Exhibit: Stories My Grandmother Told Me

January 26, 2021March 20, 2021 EST

Community Folk Art Center, CFAC Gallery

In celebration of Black History Month, the Community Folk Art Center presents the art exhibit, “Stories My Grandmother Told Me,” featuring New Jersey-based artist Lavett Ballard. Ballard’s use…

December 10, 2020

A Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration Event

Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration

December 10, 2020 at 7:00pm10:00pm EST

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The Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) and the Department of African American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences invites you to virtually celebrate a Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration event! Special…

November 20, 2020

Event flyer with photo of Danielle Ponder and event details

For the Love of Justice: Featuring Danielle Ponder

November 20, 2020 at 7:00pm10:00pm EST

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This virtual concert will be live-streamed from the Community Folk Art Center. Virtual doors open at 7 pm with DJ Dubl6. About the Artist: Danielle Ponder‘s pipes soar with soul, affection, and…

Artist: Danielle Ponder

For the Love of Justice: Danielle Ponder Virtual Concert

November 20, 2020 at 7:00pm10:00pm EST

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Come thru for a virtual turn up with Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) and soulful songstress Danielle Ponder. The FREE For the Love of Justice concert will stream online Friday, November 20,…

March 9, 2020

Welcome Reception for Maisha T. Winn

March 9, 2020 at 5:00pm6:00pm

Community Folk Art Center

Welcome Reception for Maisha T. Winn Mar 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee Street   The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the…

February 28, 2020

The Radical Collage: Afrosurrealism and the Repurposed Fabrication of Black Bodies

February 28, 2020April 9, 2020 EST

Lubin House

“Presuppose that beyond this visible world, there is an invisible world striving to manifest, and it is our job to uncover it.” – D. Scot Miller The Radical Collage: Afrosurrealism and the…

February 25, 2020

Gerald Veasley and Jazmin Ghent – Panel Discussion

February 25, 2020 at 12:00pm1:00pm

Bird Library, 114

CFAC presents Gerald Veasley and Jazmin Ghent Gerald Veasley, renowned bassist, founder of the Bass Boot Camp, musical host of the Berks Jazz Fest, and curator of the “Unscripted” Jazz…

February 24, 2020

Veasley & Ghent Master Class

February 24, 2020 at 7:00pm8:30pm

Community Folk Art Center

Veasley & Ghent  will lead a master class and jam session, coaching local musicians of all ages in collaborative music making skills. Monday, Feb 24th 7-8:30pm 805 E Genesee Street Free and…

Gerald Veasley and Jazmin Ghent

Gerald Veasley and Jazmin Ghent Master Class

February 24, 2020 at 7:00pm8:30pm EST

Community Folk Art Center

Gerald Veasley, renowned bassist, founder of the Bass Boot Camp and musical host of the Berks Jazz Fest, will lead a master class and jam session, coaching local musicians of all ages in…

Gerald Veasley and Jazmin Ghent

Community Folk Art Center presents Gerald Veasley and Jazmin Ghent

February 24, 2020 at 12:00pm1:00pm EST

Bird Library

Gerald Veasley, renowned bassist, founder of the Bass Boot Camp, musical host of the Berks Jazz Fest, and curator of the “Unscripted” Jazz Series; and fast-rising female…

February 21, 2020

Tales of the Black Experience from 400: An Afrikan Epic

February 21, 2020 at 7:00pm8:30pm

Community Folk Art Center

  Tales of the Black Experience from 400: An Afrikan Epic An evening with The Mark Lomax Quartetand The Spring Colloquium for African American Studies Please join us in celebrating the African…

Mark Lomax II

Tales of the Black Experience from 400: An Afrikan Epic

February 21, 2020 at 7:00pm8:30pm EST

Community Folk Art Center

The Department of African American Studies presents an evening with The Mark Lomax Quartet and The Spring Colloquium . Please join us in celebrating the African Diaspora through musical performance…

February 20, 2020

The Black Composer as Jali: Composition, Improvisation, and the Afrikan Epic

February 20, 2020 at 12:00pm2:00pm

Community Folk Art Center

Lecture by Mark Lomax II, Creator of 400: An African Epic CFAC Gallery, 805 E. Genesee Street  Mark Lomax (Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH) In the West Afrikan storytelling…

February 15, 2020

Opening Reception:Black and White: Narratives of the Civil Rights Movement – Photographs from the George R. Rinhart Collection

February 15, 2020 at 12:00pm2:00pm

Community Folk Art Center

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 15, 12-2:00 p.m. This exhibition features forty-one black and white pictures from one of the largest private collections of American photography, presenting…