Sketches of Spain: The Global Art and Activism of Paul Robeson

The Robeson Gallery in conjunction with Westchester Community College (WCC) Center for Digital Arts are sponsoring both an art competition and photograph exhibition, “Sketches of Spain: The Art and Global Activism of Paul Robeson” August 26 – September 27, 2021, at the Center for Digital Arts Gallery, Westchester Community College Peekskill Extension, 27 North Division Street, Peekskill, NY 10566. 

Art Competition  

Submissions will be displayed alongside the original works and the competition is open now and closes August 20, 2021. Prize is $250.  The competition will be juried by Burt “Buddy” Glassberg, a professional artist and long-time art teacher at Peekskill High School. 


The exhibit features photographs of Robeson throughout his life from a collection Paul Robeson Jr. gave to Burt “Buddy” Glassberg to be used as teaching and illustrative aides for his students.  Glassberg’s childhood home in Peekskill served as a triage center for those injured in the notable and historic Peekskill Riots in 1949. Throughout his teaching career, Glassberg used these photographs as illustrative guides for students to learn about racism, social justice, and activism.

Slide show of photographs to choose from for art competition:

WCC Center for Digital Arts Gallery Hours

Monday-Thursday 10 AM – 5 PM

Friday 10 AM – 4 PM

Saturday 10 AM – 3 PM

Friday, August 27th 10 AM – 8 PM

Saturday, September 4th 10 AM – 8 PM

The show closes Sunday, September 27, 2021. 

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Donations will go towards the conservation and restoration of the Glassberg Collection.
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