Published On: February 19, 2018462 words2.3 min read

With all of the focus that Valentine’s Day gets, many people tend to overlook the fact that the entire month is dedicated to something else. February is Black History Month. It is a month long celebration honouring and remembering the African-Americans who are part of Canada’s history and culture.

Black History Month dates back to 1926 when historian and writer Carter G. Woodson, wanted to encourage the study of African-American history. At the time, this was called “Negro History Week” but then became Black History Month. Woodson chose this month due to the fact that both Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln were born in February.

While it all started as a week-long celebration, it expanded and was first officially recognized as Black Heritage Month in the United States in 1976. The Canadian government later recognized it as Black History Month in 1995. – via CBC

How Newport Brushstrokes Can Help You Celebrate
I have previously mentioned how Newport Brushstrokes Fine Art Inc offers photo to oil canvas painting, but I have not mentioned what else they offer!

Newport Brushstrokes can also reproduce one of your favourite photos. For example, if you take a look at their official website, they have a whole page dedicated to art catalogues (visit this page). If you see something you absolutely love and would want a one of a kind, original hand painted oil painting of your own, simply tell them which photo you are interested in.

One of the catalogues they provide is dedicated to African culture, and the pieces are so beautiful; it would be the perfect way to honour Black History Month.

Newport Brushstrokes also offers prints such as this one “Madiba” 36″ X 36″ number 4/60 Digital Art Silk Screened on Canvas. Price available upon request.” in honour of Nelson Mandela.

“Prints are an affordable way to beautify your living or work space while reflecting your personal style and taste. High quality prints permit the work of artists to be accessible to a wider audience. Those new to acquiring and decorating with artwork and still in the process of discovering and defining their tastes and preferences, may choose to purchase prints before investing in original works of art. Colour, artistic style, and subject matter are important to consider when decorating with prints. Prints are also suitable as a perfect gift.” – via Newport Brushstrokes Pinterest

As you can see, the possibilities are endless when it comes to what Newport Brushstrokes can do for you. Whether it’s a photo to canvas painting, a reproduction, or a print, the artists are dedicated and talented.

For more information, visit their official site or call them today at 1-888-383-4858 or 514-587-6728. You can also follow them on Facebook to stay up to date on special offers and news!