Portraits of Purpose: A Tribute to Leadership

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  • Boston, MA-NH (1888PressRelease) January 26, 2017 - On February 3, 2017 from 6:00- 8:00PM, the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) will unveil its newest photography exhibit, "Portraits of Purpose: A Tribute to Leadership," from acclaimed photographer Don West.

    Don West's exhibit, Portraits of Purpose: A Tribute to Leadership captures the spirit of visionary leadership and tells the stories behind the story of more than 100 African American leaders and their allies in the post-civic rights era in Boston (1980-2013). Among the 107 portraits featured are local and international leaders including: Nelson Mandela, Henry Hampton, Mel King, Ruth Batson, Hubie Jones, Elma Lewis as well as unsung heroes such as Judy Richardson and Michael Kozu.

    The opening reception for the exhibit takes place February 3rd, 2017 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Attendees will enjoy wine and cheese and have the opportunity to meet photojournalist Don West and hear his personal take on the powerful portraits displayed. RSVP is required and can be done online at http://learning.bcae.org/rsvp or by calling 617-267-4430.

    The exhibit inspired a coffee table book with text by Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Ken Cooper, and on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM, the award-winning producer and writer will sit down with director Raquel Ortiz for a fascinating discussion surrounding Portraits of Purpose. Attendees will learn about the creation of their book and dedication to showcasing the pursuit of equality and social justice. The evening will end with an informal book signing and reception. Tuition is $15.00 and $13.00 for members.

    The exhibit will run through April 2017, and is free and open to the public during business hours. The Boston Center for Adult Education is located at 122 Arlington Street in Boston, MA 02116. To learn more, go to www.bcae.org or call the Boston Center for Adult Education at 617-267-4430.

    About the Boston Center for Adult Education:
    Founded in 1933, the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) is the first, nonprofit adult education center in New England. The Boston Center for Adult Education serves as a meeting place for the Boston community to gather, learn, discuss and create. The BCAE offers educational classes taught by well-qualified leaders, staff, and volunteers who share the mission of enhancing our community. Today the BCAE teaches classes in Boston for almost every interest. Students can experience everything from theater, film, photography, walking tours, and stand-up comedy, to scotch tasting, cooking, achieving financial freedom, ESL classes and much more. At their recently renovated headquarters on Arlington Street (Boston, MA) you'll find professional grade kitchens, top-notch technology, and versatile classroom space with free Wi-Fi. The BCAE offers a variety of personal and corporate membership levels with benefits including discounted tuition costs and discounts on local retailers. Browse classes, become a member, or support the BCAE online at bcae.org. The BCAE is located at 122 Arlington Street, Boston MA 02116. The BCAE administrative offices are open Monday- Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. The Student Services office is open Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM-7:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. The BCAE is open on weekends during class times only.

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