African Americans of Excellence Exhibit


The second annual African Americans of Excellence Exhibit is a multi-media exhibit featuring original work from local artists and students, showcasing the contributions of African Americans in Frederick County. The exhibit opened in February 2024 at the Weinberg Center for the Arts and moved to Heritage Frederick on March 4, 2024, where it will remain on exhibit through the end of April.

The first part of this exhibit features seven original works of art and seven accompanying photographic portraits depicting legacy leaders who have courageously, humbly and significantly contributed to positive, transformative work over multiple decades to create and provide a beautiful community and brighter future for us all.

Yemi Fagbohun, award-winning international artist and the visionary founder of this project, believes that “art brings the community together.” For the past year, Yemi has brought together an amazing group of sponsors, advisors, stakeholders and volunteers to turn this vision into reality.

Bernard Brown
Seaven Gordon
Mary Harris
Ted Luck
Joy Onley
Wendell Poindexter
Gary Rollins

ART – Yemi Fagbohun
PHOTOGRAPHY – Tiffany Kowalsky
VIDEOGRAPHY – 88Visual (Brandon Chapman and De’von Wellesley)

The second part of this exhibit features art work from over 30 local students from the Frederick County (from various public, private and homeschool backgrounds) who participated in an artist workshop led by Yemi and hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County.