Programs, activities and exhibitions are taking place in Richmond to celebrate Black History Month.
Exhibitions will be on display at the Richmond Cultural Centre and the Richmond Art Gallery, while programs and activities are being held at the Richmond Public Library.
Richmond Cultural Centre is hosting an exhibition featuring contemporary approaches to portrait and landscape paintings by local artists John Hall and Crystal Noir.
Every year, since 2016, the exhibition recognizes and honours the contributions, culture and legacy of Black Canadians and their communities.
This exhibit is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the upper rotunda gallery of the cultural centre. The public can visit the exhibition until Feb. 27.
The Richmond Art Gallery is also featuring an exhibition titled "Codes of Silence" until April 2.
Multifaceted videos by artists Shirley Bruno, Aleesa Cohene, Caroline Monnet and Cauleen Smith will be on display where their voices are "muted, obscured, withheld, unexplained or used sparingly" to mimic themes of intimacy, community and quietness.
This exhibit is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, and Sundays from 12 to 6 p.m.
Simultaneously the Richmond Public Library (RPL) is partnering with Mary Wilson to offer a variety of programs and activities this month.
There will be film screenings, local author visits and book readings for children by Wilson and several guest readers.
Events will take place at various RPL locations.