August 24 – December 31, 2012Â
“A Voice Through the Viewfinder: Images of Arkansas”
The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, announces the opening of its newest temporary exhibit, A Voice through the Viewfinder: Images of Arkansasâ€™ Black Community by Ralph Armstrong.
The exhibit opened Fri., August 24 and will run through Mon., December 31, 2012 with the exception of the following dates: Saturday, August 25 – Monday, August 27. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, August 28.
Armstrong, born in North Little Rock in 1925, exhibited an enormous artistic talent at an early age. Pursing his first passion, music;Â Armstrong auditioned for the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in Chicago but was denied a seat, due to his race. After being rejected, Armstrong returned to Arkansas and his love of photography.
He used his passion for photography to capture decades of memories of the black experience in Arkansas. The exhibit features a variety of his photos showcasing important events, black history makers and the everyday lives of countless black Arkansans. The exhibit also includes artifacts representing Armstrongâ€™s life in Arkansas.