December 12 thru mid-February
This exhibit was prepared to accompany the Step Afrika! dance company coming to Gibraltar and DCA. It provides an opportunity to experience and reflect on the power of rhythm as a tool of communication. Step Afrika’s performances are based on body percussions and the use of rhythm to communicate a message.
The artwork in the exhibit was created by Gibraltar elementary, middle, and high school students in response to rhythms of various pieces of music played for them in their art classes.
The Behind the Beat exhibit panels are on loan (thru January 23, 2017) from the African American Museum of Iowa. They explore the development of African American music from its roots in Africa to modern-day hip-hop.
Jennifer Aguayo, Stuart Annen, Jacob Anschutz, Isabelle Austgen, Breanna Bakken, Kaia Barris-Sunstrom, Emilia Bass, Johnathan Becker, Leif Bergwin, Sofia Blagoeva, Jane Blossom, Thomas Carlisle, Elizabeth Charney, Avalynn Clayton, Ema Collak, Naydeli Curiel, Dexter Daubner, Evelyn Deviley, Andrea Fernandez, Cora Finell, Abbey Fitzgerald, Liam Flock, Sofia Friedenfels, Pavel Hallett, Elizabeth Henry, Kathleen Jackson, Jaun Jauregui, Amber Kelly, Dempsey Kelnhofer, Sarah Kifer, Karlee Kita, Spencer Krause, Alex Laughlin, Alejandra Lopez, Ricky Lopez, Eliza Maltby, Kaylee Manson, Molly McCormack, Ana McNally, Charlie Minten, Jack Moore, Connor Mueller, Jordan Novak, Jacksun Penchoff, Anika Peterson, Marcus Reinhardt, Gracie Richards, Jonah Ritt, Kimberly Robertoy, Alexis Schnick, Milo Sherman, Gabriella Soloman, Luke Steebs, Logan Sitte, Aiden Strojny, Jordan Thorp, Susana Torres, Amelia Zoschke, Ange Zukauskaite