February is African American History Month, and in honor of that history Pathways Arts is holding a multimedia art show at its space in the Chilmark town center. Veteran Island artist Harry Seymour will show his work alongside Nygel Jones, who is making his Island debut. The opening reception will be held on Sunday, Feb. 3 from 3 to 6 p.m. Pathways Arts is at the Chilmark Tavern.

Mr. Jones lives in Roxbury and has visited his family’s home in Oak Bluffs for many summers. “I would come here and see paintings in shops and galleries and I had a vision for my own,” he said. “I thought maybe I could have my work in a gallery here one day.”

A vision for the future and a look back at the past are inspiration for both artists. “In my work,” Mr. Jones said, “there are hints of black culture, Afros, seventies fashion, like the Panthers. When I look at my own family photo albums, I’m inspired by my family, their cars, their clothes.”

Mr. Seymour, who works in egg tempera, scratch painting and wax pastels and has shown his work widely, said he is excited to be showing with a young painter. “I am certainly supportive of giving opportunities for new African American artists to show their work,” he said. The age difference between the two artists spans several decades. “I’m 76 so I’ve been around the block,” Mr. Seymour said. “I’m sure we’ll have an interesting discussion at the reception.”