February is Black History Month, and the High Point Public Library is using the occasion to host an artist discussion that will celebrate black history with Phyllis Bridges, an artist and art gallery owner.

Bridges has been deeply involved in black art, it’s history and the history of the black experience in High Point.

For the last decade and a half, Bridges has engaged in studies and activities to learn more about those subjects and educate others about them as well.

Now, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m., Bridges will hold a presentation and discussion in the Morgan Community Room on the first floor of the High Point Public Library at 901 N. Main St.

Also featured at the event will be Yolanda Grier – a poet, author, visual artist and arts educator who lives in High Point.

Grier is also known for “Creative Healing with Yolanda,” a podcast that invites everyone to have conversations about “healing and wholeness.”

Also, artists will showcase some of their works at the event, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk with local artists and other members of the art community.

Bridges, a native of High Point, has been deeply involved in African-American art and High Point’s black history ever since 2008, when she opened Yalik’s Modern Art, an art gallery featuring fine Black art by local African Americans.

To sign up to attend the February 22 event, you can contact Maxine Days at 336-883-3646 or email maxine.days@highpointnc.gov.

For those who are seeking something closer to Greensboro, the International Civil Rights Center and Museum is hosting an impressive slate of guests in its Speaker series which kicked off at the first of the month with the Reverend Al Sharpton.