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Two’s Day Art Exhibition.  As a nod to the Universe’s punny coincidence of 2/22/22 falling on a Tuesday, we put together the Two’s Day Art Exhibition.  Explore two of the many sides of art with two floors of masterpieces created by 22 Michigan artists.1st floor, 2 years and up, family friendly.  2nd floor, “22 years and up”, exploring censorship in art.  This exhibit will run for 2 weeks,     daily  from 9:22am – 6:22pm.  Art 634, 634 North Mechanic Street, Jackson.

Free Tax Help.  Now through early April, you can stop by the Carnegie Library computer lab for free help preparing your 2021 tax returns on the following days and times:

Mondays: 4-7 PM

Tuesdays: 1-4 PM

Wednesdays: 1-7 PM

Saturdays: 10 AM – 1 PM

This services is provided by Community Action Agency Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers.  For questions or to learn more, contact the Adult Services Department at 517-905-1339 or AdultServices@myjdl.com.

Hidden History: Brought to Light Exhibit.  HIDDEN HISTORY:  BROUGHT TO LIGHT.  Now through March 4.  SAU Ganton Art Gallery.  Spring Arbor University’s Ganton Art Gallery is hosting a display that honors the lives of people who contributed to Jackson County in extraordinary ways; in particular our County’s connection to the Underground Railroad and abolitionist movements.  Local book author and historian, Linda Hass (HAHS) has researched and collaborated with the Jackson County MI Historical Society, Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild and others to bring new life to overlooked stories.  The exhibited art and illustrated scenes show escape routes for freedom seekers and success stories of how they established themselves in Jackson by becoming business owners.  Ganton Art Gallery, SAU campus, on M-60 in Spring Arbor.

 Racism in the Military Exhibit.  Michigan’s Military Heritage Museum is featuring a Michigan Humanities funded exhibit “Racism in the Military”.  It is a comparison and contrast of Colonel Charles Young, the third black graduate of West Point, with Major General Robert Smith a US Army Division Commander and Vietnam Veteran.  It is sponsored by American 1 Credit Union.   Michigan’s Military Heritage Museum, 311 N. Wisner Street, Jackson.  

Black History Exhibit.  Save Our Youth Presents a Black History Exhibit at Ella Sharp Museum, Feb 16-25, 2022  Open Wednesday-Sunday.  Ella Sharp Museum, 3225 Fourth Street, Jackson.  www.saveouryouthjackson.org

YPOP Exhibit at Ella Sharp Museum.  Diane Washington and Ella Sharp Museum present “Bringing the Village to Life: The YPOP Explorers-Young People of Purpose Story”. Exhibit and program support comes from American 1 Credit Union.  What started out as a way to introduce art to youth has become a community outreach movement: YPOP (Young People of Purpose). The exhibition, Bringing the Village to Life: The YPOP Story now on display at Ella Sharp Museum and shares the story of Jackson’s Diane Washington and the YPOP organization.

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