Black History Month 2023 program

Bryan Moss, artist
February 28, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215


The Ohio Statehouse celebrates Black History Month in 2023 with public events on Tuesday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 28.  Everyone is welcome in the Atrium at noon.

The performances are planned to be livestreamed on


The 45-minute live performances start at noon, and will be followed by 15 minutes for Q & A.    


The events are free and open to the public.  If you or your organization would like to schedule a group to attend a performance, please contact Katie Montgomery at 614-728-3726 or


Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023  

OF MEMORY AND HISTORY:  An Affrilachian Storyteller Speaks Again 

Performance by Lyn Ford, storyteller and author


Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023


Bryan Moss grew up on Columbus’s south side, and became interested in art at an early age. Now a professional artist, comics creator, and art instructor, he’ll be speaking about the important role mentorship played in his life and how he mentors aspiring artists today.


About Bryan Moss: 

Bryan Moss is an artist and comics creator in Columbus, Ohio. Growing up on the South Side of Columbus, he was introduced to art through his childhood rec center, taking him on a journey that would lead him all the way to the Columbus Museum of Art, which now has two of his paintings in their collection. In this talk, he’ll consider how mentorship played a role in his art career and how he utilizes mentorship in his own practice to help other artists further their careers. 



Capitol Cafe is Open for Statehouse Guests


In honor of the Black History Month presentations, HouseTaco at the Capitol Café will offer a discount on food orders on Tuesday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 28, 2023.  Details for online orders will be announced soon.  HouseTaco is located on the ground floor of the Ohio Statehouse.