The CMA membership affiliate group, Friends of African American Art and Culture (FAAAC) hosts Warren Wilson College art professor Dr. Julie Caro for an illustrated lecture on African-American painter Allan Crite. Often considered the grandfather of the Boston art scene, Crite's paintings depict religious themes and general African-American experiences. His 1946 painting Madonna of the Subway is an example of a blend of genres, showing a Black Holy Mother and baby Jesus riding on Boston's subway. Crite said, "I've only done one piece of work in my whole life and I am still at it. I wanted to paint people of color as normal humans. I tell the story of man through the black figure." Special thanks to the Greek Orthodox Church for their sponsorship of this program. A reception follows the lecture.