Black hair and its appearance on the international stage has had people talking for a while, the discussion continues locally as a local barbershop is set to hold two area events on the topic of hair.
Master Barber and Beauty Shop takes center stage it participates in “The Politics of Hair” on Thursday, February 6 at Stockton’s University of the Pacific’s Multicultural Center. The event, set to run 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., is hosted by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and features discussion by Master Barber and Beauty Shop co-owner Marichal Brown and cosmetologist and healthy hair enthusiast D.L. Whitaker.
Brown continues “HAIRitage: A Fine Art and Photo Exhibit” on Saturday, February 8 at Sacramento City College. The exhibit is set to run from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. inside the Activity Room, located on the third floor of the library.
“HAIRitage” features paintings, photographs and images of Black hair in various styles and designs as well as various tools employed by barber and cosmetologists in achieving them. In 2012, Brown published a table book/CD titled, “HAIRitage: Celebrating the Legacy of the Barber Shop with Art, Poetry and Jazz.” He is currently working on a second volume, “HAIRitage2: The Soul of America.”
The HAIRitage exhibition includes works by such artists as Keith Mikell of Los Angeles, Lonnie Ollivierre of Atlanta, Mario Elijah Pena of Passaic, New Jersey and Sacramento’s Gerry “GOS” Simpson, Allan F. Gordon and Kevin Hellon.
The exhibition runs through March 03, 2014. Second Saturday festivities include a meet and greet reception and catalogue signing with the Brown family and Simpson. Sacramento City College is located at 3835 Freeport Boulevard. For more information on both events, call (916) 457-8708.