Monday, February 07, 2011

AfriCOBRA: Art For The People

In honor of Black History Month, TV Land is paying tribute to the art and artists of AfriCOBRA with an original special entitled  “AfriCOBRA:  Art For The People” premiering Monday, February 7, 2011 at 8:30PM ET/PT.  Narrated by three-time Emmy® Award nominee and Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, (“The Cosby Show”) this half-hour documentary features an engaging and animated history of the AfriCOBRA group, contemporary interviews with some of the AfriCOBRA artists and an illustrious display of their artwork.  After the special airs, it will be offered in its entirety on

“AfriCOBRA’s artwork is visually stunning and radiates unity and possibility,” said Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land.  “This small and organized movement from Chicago uplifted and educated their struggling community with their own creative aesthetic and positive imagery.  We have the very unique opportunity to speak with these artists’ firsthand and to share their philosophies and masterpieces which are still being created today.”

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