From February 16- March 2, Kingfisher Art Co., will host an exhibition of works by Georgia based Black artists in celebration of Black History Month. The exhibit, curated by Amanda Banks, Xavier Ringer, and Rosemary Ringer, is titled “We Been Here”, and was made in collaboration with Black artists of diverse mediums who present perspectives on the existence of blackness, beauty, joy, gender, and power.

Featured artists include Amanda Banks, Xavier Ringer, Carrington Ware, Zachary James Francois, Dylon Ramsey, Kadesh Wyche, Bonita Martin, Ian Thacker, Yvonne McCoy, E.L. Chisolm, Sylvia L. Smith, Sherri Richards, Calvin Askew, Lois Cato King, and more.

“Seeking to challenge the idea that our presence is trendy or new, the Black History Month exhibit explores the idea that our work is vast, deserving and not homogenous. ‘We been here’ and our experience within Blackness is diverse, playful, political, deep and seeks child-like joy. We don’t always have to be saying something. We been here, we are here, we exist in all the glory, challenge and triumph, of the Black human experience” says curator and muralist Xavier Ringer.

With evening Art Receptions planned for February 16, 17, and the 26, Kingfisher Art Co. will host multiple opportunities to view the exhibit outside of regular gallery hours which are Thursday- Saturday 12-6pm and Wednesdays 5pm-8pm and by appointment. The gallery is located in downtown Rome, Ga at 7 E. 2nd Ave. There is downtown street parking, and there is public parking a block away behind Harvest Moon Café at 223 E 1st St. On Fridays and Saturdays, the Roman Chariot will pick up and drop off from any downtown location, by texting 706-413-2822.