Black History Month Celebration

Join the Cornelius PARC Department and Smithville CommUNITY Coalition as we celebrate Black History Month.  

  • Saturday, February 1
  • 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Cornelius Town Hall
Black History Month

Guest Speaker, Tracy Alston

Tracy Alston Photo

This year's program will feature:

  • Guest speaker and Wake Forest graduate, Tracy Alston, who "has dedicated her career helping individuals, professionals, athletes, teams and companies to mentally perform at the highest level"
  • Art exhibit
  • Children's activities
  • Memorabilia
  • Performances
  • Refreshments
This is a free community event.

Special Art Exhibit: Kevin Harris

Kevin Harris is a self-taught American portrait, figurative, and abstract painter. Born in Washington, DC, in 1965, he spent most of his childhood in Washington, where he was raised by his father, and his summers in Harlem with his mother. Such a diversity of cultures goes a long way in explaining who he has become as an artist. Kevin’s art is an amalgamation of styles across artistic genres. A self-professed growth junkie, Kevin has consistently pushed himself artistically to learn something new with each piece of art he creates. 

Kevin currently has paintings consigned to multiple galleries in Charlotte and has displayed his work at numerous events throughout the east coast in cities like Atlanta, Baltimore, and Washington. Kevin’s work has also been featured in Art & beyond Magazine. Additionally, he has self-published numerous books of his pastel portraiture and oil paintings.

He currently resides in Charlotte, NC, with his wife and 3 children.

Guest Artist, Kevin Harris

Kevin Harris
Founded in 1910, Smithville is one of the oldest communities in Cornelius, with roots dating back to the 1880s. The Smithville CommUNITY Coalition was formed in 2011 and is made up of residents, area citizens, non-profits and faith-based communities. Their vision is to revitalize and transform their community into a vibrant, safe and attractive place to live and work that builds pride in its residents and attracts new developments of affordable homes and businesses, focusing on empowering all individuals and strengthening families.

View the photo album from our 2019 celebration.