Rockford Art Museum Visit
     Rockford Rotary will hold their October 28th, Noon, program meeting at an off site location, at the Rockford Art Museum (RAM) 711 N. Main Street, Rockford. A spokesperson from the museum will provide museum information and the history of RAM and encourage viewing their most recent exhibit: My Way: African American Art from the Black South. Members can view the exhibit after our program meeting, general admission is free. 
     Stemming from the roots that gave rise to Blues, Jazz and Gospel music, My Way: African American Art from the Black South surveys a collection of 156 works of art representing the styles and practices of this incredibly unique and inspired group of 46 artists including 8 original quilts constructed by the Gee's Bend quilters in rural Boykin, Alabama. 
     Artists include: Thornton Dial, Purvis Young, Lonnie Holley, Mary T. Smith, Joe Light, Lorraine Pettway, Mose Tolliver, and more.
     My Way is organized collectively by the Rockford Art Museum curatorial staff and Collections/Exhibitions Committee. The exhibition and its related educational programming are sponsored by Coleman CPA and Consulting, Inc., Greenlee I Emerson., Matthew and Janella Herbig and the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and partially supported by a Partners in Excellence grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and Women's Art Board of Rockford Art Museum. This exhibition is further funded in party by a grant from Illinois Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.